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Broome Food and Heritage Trail

Urban Walk

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2WD
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  • Half day
  • 4.4 km

This trail offers you everything Broome!
Expect to enrich your knowledge and tastebuds with the vibrant flavours of Broome. We welcome you to get immersed into the history of our little town! It may be small but don’t be fooled. Having such a diverse cultural history has created an array of different cuisines. See and taste the magic of the pearling history, relax and enjoy the live entertainment while watching the moon rise over Roebuck Bay, or dine in style while enjoying a Broome brewed beer.

Mangrove Hotel
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Broome Visitor Centre 1 Hamersley St, Broome, 2200km north of Perth.

Runway bar & restaurant is located in the heart of China Town. Not only does it have a variety of Broome's aviation memorabilia but it's also a perfect spot to bring the family and watch the planes fly through the clear blue skies while enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner. It also has local entertainment.

17 Carnarvon Street, Broome WA 6725

08 9192 8111

Opening hours: Mon - Sun 7am - 9pm

www.facebook.com/runwaybroome/

Relax and enjoy the best of Broome

Welcome to Broome’s longest standing hospitality establishment. Our iconic hotel was founded back in 1890 as respite for the pearling crews and pioneer workers of the era, a tradition that we are proud to continue today. You will find us in the heart of Broome, nestled in the centre of the original China Town.

33 Carnarvon Street, Broome WA 6725

08 9192 1221

Opening hours: Sports Bar: Mon - Sun 10am - 10pm/12pm
Pearlers Restaurant: Mon - Sun 10am -9pm
Hotel/Reception: 8am-8pm

www.roey.com.au

Captivated by 150 years of Broome's pearling

Come and experience a fascinating insight to Broome’s unique heritage at Pearl Luggers, in the heart of Broome’s Chinatown. Discover the history of pearling in Broome. You'll also get to taste the subtle flavour of pearl meat from the Pinctada Maxima oyster, a true Broome delicacy. Tours by appointment – 10.45am & 1.30 pm

31 Dampier Terrace, Broome WA 6725

08 9192 0022

Opening hours Mon - Sun 9am - 5pm

An unforgettable experience

Mangrove Hotel is also home to Johnny Sausage, Broome’s most authentic Italian experience. The Bay Club is a stylish outdoor restaurant and bar overlooking Roebuck Bay. While away the hours in the tropical surrounds listening to live music, indulging in cocktails, sipping a cold beer and sampling the Kimberley’s best produce. Johnny Sausage open from May to the end of season.

47 Carnarvon Street, Broome WA 6725

08 9192 1303

Opening hours: Weekdays - Breakfast: 6.30am - 9.30am, Lunch & Dinner: 12pm-8pm Weekends - Breakfast: 7am - 10am, Lunch & Dinner: 12pm - 8pm

www.mangrovehotel.com.au

Unique and tropical flavours of Broome

You must visit the Kimberley’s award-winning brewery and restaurant. With our own onsite, custom designed brewery, we marry our menu to the beer we produce. Relax, sit back on the veranda and enjoy our famous breakfast, a scrumptious lunch or mouth-watering dinner, or sip a beer and nibble a bar snack, all with beautiful views over Roebuck Bay.

60 Hamersley St, Broome WA 6725

08 9193 5811

Open Daily 7am - Late. Tours by appointment Wednesday and Friday 11am - 12pm

www.matsos.com.au

Creative at the Courthouse

Held in the beautiful heritage listed gardens of the Broome Courthouse, hosting up to 115 creative stalls during the dry season. Featuring locally handmade arts and crafts and a large range of food vendors. No Broome Saturday morning is complete without indulging in a fresh donut, a coffee and one of the amazing Lumpia (Filipino spring rolls).

8 Hamersley St, Broome WA 6725

Opening hours:
Saturday 8am - 1pm all year round
Sunday - 8am - 1pm - April - October

www.broomemarkets.com.au

The Thursday Night Markets are held at the Town Beach Reserve on Robinson Street every Thursday night from June to September. The Staircase to the Moon Night Markets also take place over the two nights of the full moon May - October. Enjoy local cuisine, live music and a variety of stall holders

Town Beach Reserve, Robinson Street, Broome WA 6725

Thursday 5pm - 9pm - June - September

www.broomemarkets.com.au

Good company, good vibes, great food

The Lock-Up Bar & Grill is all about good vibes, good company and a great meal, at an affordable price.We may not have the most extensive range of beverages, but after a long day in the office who would turn down $6 beers and wine available everyday!

The Lock-Up Bar & Grill is family friendly so bring the kids! We have some great options for whole family feeds or kids meals if you don't feel like sharing.

22 Carnarvon Street, Broome WA 6725

0428 971 284

Opening hours: Mon, Weds & Thurs 11am-2pm / 5pm - 9pm
Fri & Sat 11am-2pm /4pm-9pm
Closed Tues & Sun

www.broomelockup.com.au 

One of the best regional Chinese restaurants in Western Australia. Son Ming offers a vast variety of Chinese cuisine and is full of information about Broome’s history. Enjoy dinner whilst reading about the different families and cultures of Broome.

14 Carnarvon Street, Broome WA 6725

08 9192 2192

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11.30am - 2pm & 5pm - 9pm, Saturday 5pm - 9pm, Sunday 12pm - 2pm


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Busy season is from April to November, when most people choose to visit, for the dryer weather, clear blue skies and balmy nights. From October to March it quietens down as the weather starts to heat up and the rain begins to turn everything green and lush again.

Thanks to the fantastic climate, white sands and aquamarine waters, you may find it takes longer than a one night stay to fully grasp what this wonderful town has to offer!

This trail is suitable all year round although be sure to read the venue information as some tours may require you to pre book.

Originally founded as a pearling port over 100 years ago, Broome has been referred to as the world’s Benetton village enjoying a colourful heritage birthed of native Aboriginal, Malay, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese and European cultures. A Flamboyantly blended personality which is completely unique.

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Half day

Length

4.4km

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Broome Visitor Centre 1 Hamersley St, Broome, 2200km north of Perth.

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Facilities

Being a small town, most places in Broome are a 15-minute or less drive away. There are various car hire companies to choose from or you can even look at hiring a scooter for your stay. Bus services operate throughout the year with more services running through the dry season. If being fit is your thing there is bike hire available and most places are within walking distance.
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Car Park
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

April to October

Trail Access

Air, bus or drive to Broome. Drive or walk to trail.

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