Karijini National Park Wildflowers in Karijini National Park – Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

Cable Beach Sights and attractions

The region around Cable Beach and the nearby town of Broome offers all the ingredients you need for a perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday.

Sitting on the western edge of the massive Kimberley region, Broome is a unique holiday destination that holds visitors captivated by fiery red ochre cliffs, the stunning azure waters of the Indian Ocean and an endless expanse of white-sand beaches.


Broome offers a wide variety of natural and fascinating heritage sights to satisfy the whole family.

Marvel at the ‘Staircase to the Moon’ – when for three days following the full moon from March to October, reflections of the moon stretch out across shiny mud flats creating the beautiful illusion of a long silver staircase.

Stroll to Gantheaume Point to see dinosaur footprints believed to be more than 130 million years old.

Explore a restored wooden pearl lugger and listen to tales of ’saltwater cowboys’ at Pearl Luggers. Or tour the Willie Creek Pearl Farm to learn about pearl farming, to see an oyster being ‘seeded’ and to discover how to choose that special pearl.

Catch a movie at Sun Pictures, built in 1916 and thought to be the world’s oldest open-air cinema.

Paddle a sea kayak around Turtle Bay to see unusual rock formations while watching out for sea turtles. Cruise the bay on an authentic 104-year-old wooden pearl lugger or hike the 5km Point to Port Walk – one of the best short coastal walks in Australia.

Along the way you’ll see some of the more remote bays and beaches along the Broome Peninsula, including Reddell Beach, a crescent of white sand dotted with red boulders and fringed by grass-covered sand dunes.

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Broome is also the gateway to the incomparable Kimberley and Pilbara regions, home to Karijini National Park, Purnululu National Park and the Bungle Bungle Ranges and Kunumurra.

Visit ancient gorges, swim in freshwater pools under plunging waterfalls and experience the quintessential Australian landscape of blue skies, red earth, gum trees, wallabies and crocodiles.

Take a one-day excursion or longer to Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Geikie Gorge to better appreciate these amazing natural wonders.

Discover a choice of must-see sights, including the following…

The Kimberley

Explore this quintessential Australian landscape of blue skies, red earth, gum trees, wallabies and crocodiles. Discover the vertiginous walls of Windjana Gorge and the unspoiled world of El Questro, as well as the lush landscape of Kununurra and the striped sandstone domes of Bungle Bungle.

Windjana Gorge

One of the Kimberley’s stunning gorges, soaring abruptly from the Lennard River to higher than 100m in places. Take a 4WD down the 3.5km-long gorge and check out freshwater crocodiles sunning themselves on the riverbank.

Bungle Bungle Range

Rising from the middle of hundreds of square kilometres of remote wilderness in Purnululu National Park are a massif of hundreds of dome-shaped, orange and black-banded sandstone formations, many hundreds of metres high.

Stroll through the gorges and dry creek beds that have names such as ‘Outstation Canyon’ and ‘Mini-Palm Canyon’ and discover rock fig vines clinging to the steep walls and filling crevices. Much of these formations are inaccessible, so one of the easiest ways to see the Bungle Bungles is to fly over them.


Take a 4WD safari to best explore this intricate ecosystem of rivers, wetlands and lakes. Discover the unique rock formations at Mirima Nature Park, known locally as Hidden Valley, on a self-guided walk.

Explore nearby Lake Argyle by air to appreciate its size or by boat to spot wallabies and hundreds of species of birds. Spy on jabiru, black swans and brolgas.

El Questro

At more than one million acres in size, El Questro Wilderness Park offers a great variety of amazing landscapes and opportunities to touch base with nature.

Paddle down the Chamberlain Gorge or enjoy the relaxing thermal pools of Zebedee Springs, photograph butterflies, fish for barramundi or join a 4WD safari through the El Questro Wilderness Park. Ride a horse through the bush, spot brolgas, black cockatoos, magpie geese and saltwater crocodiles.

Or take a scenic helicopter flight through canyons and gorges, past waterfalls and above caves for an unrivalled view of the immense parklands.

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Latest update: Cable Beach Sights & Attractions: 28 March, 2019

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