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About Pindan Trail, Broome Bird Observatory
The Pindan Trail is a flat and easy 1.2km loop walk encompassing Pindan woodland and a lookout overlooking Roebuck Bay. Vegetation is rich and diverse, with such species as Broome Pindan Wattle and the helicopter tree.
The trail starts at the Broome Bird Observatory, a not-for-profit bird research centre. There are unpowered sites for camping, an excellent campers kitchen as well as some cabins. In the dry-season, volunteer bird researchers are only too willing to tell you about birds in the area. As well, there is comprehensive interpretive signage about birds and the ecology in the area.
At low tide, expect to see big numbers of shoreline bird species. Many species are seasonal migrants from the Northern Hemisphere. Roebuck Bay is a bird habitat of huge international significance.
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Time / Duration
Less than an hour
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Broome Bird Observatory, 25kms east of Broome, 2200km north of Perth
No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Interpretive Centre
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Sheltered Area
- View Platform
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
May to October. The dry season in the Kimberley
Fees apply for camping
Take Broome Road out of town, then take Crab Creek Road (unsealed) toward the Observatory
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Pindan Trail, Broome Bird Observatory
Along the Pindan Trail
Clive Minton Discovery Centre
Sturt Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa)
Spider webs along the Pindan Trail
Shade House at the Broome Bird Observatory
aerial of Roebuck Bay, near the lookout
Lookout from Roebuck Bay
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