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Cable Beach: 1-Hour Sunset Camel Ride

1. Cable Beach: 1-Hour Sunset Camel Ride

Meet the gorgeous camels of Broome, and give them a pat while the staff take a photo for you with your camera! On this 1-hour activity you’ll see the sun set over the Indian Ocean as you ride on a camel specially chosen for you. After everyone has arrived there will be a safety introduction provided by Alison Bird, the longest-serving camel ride operator in Broom. She’ll tell you about her experiences with camels throughout the West Australian outback. Watch as she shows you how to mount and dismount your camel. Alison will then choose a camel specifically for you to ride. The staff will assist you in mounting the camel, and when everyone in the group is ready to go, the camel train makes it way to the water’s edge. Take in the fantastic views of the Indian Ocean, and listen as the staff tell you the story of the camel in Australia. Watch in awe as the sun sets over the ocean. Hand over your camera to the staff for them to take some photographs as you enjoy your walk along the beach. Towards the end of the ride, you’ll be reminded about how to safely dismount. After you’re back on firm ground you’ll get to treat the camel with a well-deserved carrot.

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Broome: 45-Minute Pre-Sunset Cable Beach Camel Ride

2. Broome: 45-Minute Pre-Sunset Cable Beach Camel Ride

On this tour you can admire the views of the ocean as you enjoy a 45-minute camel ride along Cable Beach in Broome. At the starting point, you can check-in with the friendly staff and leave your belongings in the locked vehicle. You will then be introduced to the gorgeous camels, where the staff will allow you to give them a pat and will even take a photo for you on your camera. Once everyone has arrived, you will join together with the group for the safety induction with Alison Bird, Broome's most experienced and longest-serving camel operator. Listen as she tells you about her experience with camels through the West Australian outback, and watch as she carefully shows you how to mount and dismount your camel. You will then have a camel chosen specifically for you to ride. You will be personally assisted on top of your camel by the friendly and well-trained staff. When everyone is on board, it is time for the camel train to make its way down close to the water. Walk along the beach atop your camel and enjoy the fantastic views of the Indian Ocean. The staff will tell you the story of your camel, and you can take the opportunity to ask questions about your personal camel, about camels in general, or about Broome. You can also hand over your camera to the staff for them to take some photographs for you as you enjoy your walk along the beach. Towards the end of the ride, you will be reminded how to safely dismount from your camel. After the ride is over and you are back on the ground, you can say goodbye to your camel and head over to the check-in area to view and/or purchase the professional photos taken during your tour as well as the quality merchandise on offer.

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From Broome: Cape Leveque 4WD Tour & Optional Return Flight

3. From Broome: Cape Leveque 4WD Tour & Optional Return Flight

Just a few kilometers out of Broome, head north on Cape Leveque Road. Journey over rugged terrain on unsealed sections of road to your first stop, Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community. Enjoy morning tea and see the famous pearl-shell alter of the Sacred Heart Church. Head further north to Lombodina, where traditional owners will take you on a guided walk of their community. Visit their craft shop where you will find many local handmade products. Next stop is Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm for a chef prepared lunch followed by an insightful tour of the pearl farm. Enjoy an afternoon swim in the beautiful turquoise waters of Kooljaman. Sit back and relax or stroll along the sandy white beach. Opt for the return scenic flight (must be pre-booked) down the beautiful coast to arrive in Broome at approximately 5:00 PM or head back to Broome by coach, arriving at approximately 7:30 PM.

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Broome: Half-Day Beach and Sunset Tour

4. Broome: Half-Day Beach and Sunset Tour

Beginning at Willie Creek, enjoy a sampler tour on the perils of the deep and hear what the early pearl divers had to endure. Visit Sun Pictures, the world’s oldest outdoor cinema still in operation. View sights such as the Japanese Cemetery, Diver's Statue, and Town Beach Head through Old Broome and pass the old pearling masters' homes. At Town Beach, learn of Broome’s One Day Warthen stop at Matso’s Brewery. Enjoy a beer tasting hosted by one of Matso’s knowledgeable staff, including their famous ginger beer. Visit the Japanese Cemetery and Broome Port before arriving at Gantheaume Point, known for dinosaur footprints and Anastasias Pool. Then, it’s down to Riddell Beach for a quick dip or to wander along the beautiful sands and enjoy the scenery. As the sun sets over the water, enjoy some light refreshments and nibbles as you watch the sun sink slowly below the horizon - a perfect ending to a beautiful afternoon. A drop off to your hotel is included (approx 6:30 PM) or you can also stay at Cable Beach to enjoy dinner at one of the many cafes.

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Broome: Helicopter Flight and Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour

5. Broome: Helicopter Flight and Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour

Travel both ways by helicopter on this tour from Broome. Look out for spectacular views as you go, and enjoy tea and browsing products at the famous Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Enjoy pickup from Broome, then embark on a spectacular helicopter flight up Cable Beach. Gaze down from the window as you overfly the farm to see the incredible colours and patterns in Willie Creek. You might even spot the crocodile as you arrive at the Farm in style. Next, embark on the award-winning land and marine based Pearl Farm tour to get a unique insight into modern cultured pearl farming. Find out what makes the perfect pearl on this informative experience. Enjoy morning tea with the group and taste traditional Aboriginal Damper. Then, take a wonder through Willie Creek showroom to see if something catches your eye. Step back onboard the helicopter for the return flight to Broome. Look out for the beautiful white sands of Cable Beach, and the stunning red cliffs at Gantheaume Point. You'll also see breathtaking views of Broome Jetty, and the azure waters of Roebuck Bay as you make your way back.

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Broome: Unique 1.5-Hour Pearling History Tour

6. Broome: Unique 1.5-Hour Pearling History Tour

This unique 1 hour tour offers a guided commentary on Broome’s pearling history. Travel back in time to an era of courageous men who lived a life of danger, fortune and adventure. Visitors are captivated as 150 years of Broome’s unique maritime and pearling heritage unfolds in the very environment where the history was made, amongst the mangroves on the foreshore of Roebuck Bay’s Dampier Creek. Pearl Luggers is located right in the heart of ‘Chinatown’ and features a fully rigged and restored pearl lugger surrounded by a replica inter-tidal jetty and tenders store. It is without doubt the closest link to the pearling era of long ago where daily life ebbed and flowed with the comings and goings of the great pearl luggers fleets.  

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Broome: 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight

7. Broome: 30-Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight

Go on a spectacular helicopter flight overlooking the Broome Peninsula and take in unique aerial views of Cable Beach as you fly north towards Willie Creek. Fly over the pearl farm and see the dazzling colors formed by the area's huge tides. Keep an eye out for the creek's resident saltwater crocodiles. Enjoy exciting commentary from your experienced pilot as you try to spot marine life in the shallow reefs below. See stunning views of the lighthouse and the spectacular red cliffs at Gantheaume Point before flying over Broome Jetty and Roebuck Bay to complete your unforgettable tour.

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From Broome: Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek & Boab Prison Tree

8. From Broome: Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek & Boab Prison Tree

Begin your day trip into the Kimberley region with an early morning pick-up in Broome. Travel east over the Willare Bridge, crossing the mighty Fitzroy River. Stop at one of the Kimberley’s most famous landmarks the massive ancient Boab Prison Tree, once used to house convicts. Continue east through the Kimberley Cattle country and journey along the famous Gibb River Road. Arrive at Windjana Gorge and enjoy a scrumptious picnic lunch. The gorge is a renowned freshwater crocodile spotting site. Keep an eye out for wildlife hiding in the Lennard River that runs through Windjana Gorge. Limestone walls rise more than 100 meters and are home to fossils of shells and sea creatures. Afterwards, head to Tunnel Creek, a 750-meter long flooded cavern. Wade through knee to thigh high water and hear the story of Jandamarra. The tunnel features many beautiful formations and is home to a variety of bats, olive pythons and freshwater crocodiles. Enjoy a swim at the end of the tunnel in a waterhole before heading back to afternoon tea. Begin the return journey to Broome as the sun sets. There will be time to stop en-route for dinner (at your own expense). Arrive in Broome at approximately 10:00 PM. 

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Broome: Cape Leveque, Indigenous Communities and Sea Safari

9. Broome: Cape Leveque, Indigenous Communities and Sea Safari

After pickup from your hotel in Broome, head north on Cape Leveque Road. Travelling over rugged terrain on the unsealed sections of the road, your first stop will be the Beagle Bay Aboriginal Community. Visit the famous Sacred Heart Church, with its exquisite Pearl Shell Altar, built in 1918 by the Pallottine Monks. Heading further north to One Arm Point, also known as Ardyaloon, visit another remote indigenous community, with amazing views of the Buccaneer Archipelago. Here you will enjoy a guided visit of the Trochus Shell Hatchery & Aquaculture Centre. Get an insight into aquaculture and the strong connection the Bardi Jawi have to their country as saltwater people. Marvel at the diverse range of locally-crafted products and beautiful polished shells, which are also available to buy as a souvenir. Next stop is Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm ,where you will tuck into a chef-prepared lunch, followed by a tour of the farm, which is Australia’s oldest operating pearl farm. Following the tour, take the opportunity to visit their showroom to see where some of the finest South Sea Pearls are grown and harvested. Finally, head out on an adventurous and exhilarating 2-hour sea safari on the Buccaneer Archipelago, famous for its enormous tidal rushes, standing waves and intense whirlpools.

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Broome: Creek and Coast 45-Minute Scenic Flight

10. Broome: Creek and Coast 45-Minute Scenic Flight

See incredible colours and unique coastal scenery on this 45 minute scenic tour with a highly experienced local pilot who’ll provide a detailed commentary during the flight. Departing Broome, you’ll experience unique low level views of Cable Beach as you fly north towards Willie Creek. Overflying the pearl farm, marvel at the breathtaking tidal movements, and keep an eye out for the resident saltwater crocs. Head north across the flats to see wild horses, and past Barred Creek to Quondong Point and the unique reef and distinctive cliffs. Returning south down Cable Beach, look out for marine life in the shallow reefs and aqua waters. Experience stunning views of the Gantheaume Point lighthouse and red cliffs, then fly over Broome Jetty and Roebuck Bay to complete your breathtaking scenic flight.

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4.7 / 5

based on 117 reviews

We had a great day with Evan, who was up beat, funny and very knowledgeable. Because we were a small group Evan was happy to take us anywhere that we wanted in order to enhance our experience. We added a couple of extra stops and as a result had a full and varied day. Great value for money, thorough history of Broome, delivered in a fun and interesting way, tremendous value for money. The trip exceeded my expectations. For me the highlight of the day was the talk at the luggers boats and the insight to the lives of the divers. Well done Evan for making the day one that I will remember for a long time. Totally recommend you try this trip.

Easy to find on Cable Beach and we’ll organised. Alison was really friendly and once everyone had arrived organised each group with a camel. The people assisting were absolutely lovely making you feel comfortable and taking photos of you and your camel and the group as well as the beach setting which turned out to be great photos. Really enjoyed the experience and would recommend anyone to try it out.

Our Pilot Mitch picked us up from where we were staying in Broome. Drove us to the airport where we boarded the no door helicopter and took the most scenic colourful trip up cable beach to Willie Creek Pearl farm. The whole experience was magic. Thankyou.

Amazing service - attention to detail and friendly staff

Staff were great, ride was just the right amount of time