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Broome is a tropical city on Australia’s west coast by the Indian Ocean – specifically in the Kimberly region.The town has 14,000 inhabitants, and the main industry is tourism, mining and agriculture. The mines produce diamonds, lead and zinc. Broome is a town in the summer season, and is also called “Gem City” – because of the many fortune hunters who once came here to dive for pearl mussels.
The city’s main attraction is the white sandy beach “Cable Beach”, located 700 meters from the center. Cable Beach is 22 miles long – and the inviting, crystal clear water attracts many tourists. On the beach there is the opportunity to try camel riding, and there are boat rentals here. Other attractions in Broome’s Pearl Lugger museum – which displays the pearl industry history and the Broome Historical Society Museum – with photographs of the city’s history.
You can also visit the beautiful bay of Roebuck Bay – where you can see the famous “Staircase to the Moon” (“Steps to the Moon”) – an optical effect that occurs when the full moon and high tide.
Other activities in Broome is organized kayak tour of a turtle bay and visit the crocodile farm.
The city has its own airport – Broome International Airport, located just outside the center.