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Intro to Broome

Segment: Intro to Broome
Episode: 7
Air Date: 22nd March 2020
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

The gateway into the Kimberley, Broome was founded off the back of the pearling industry in 1883 and named after Sir Frederick Broome our then Governor of WA.

  • Broome has a population of 15,000 but during the dry season another 30,000 visit the region each week making tourism a vitally important part of the economy.
  • Broome’s Australian South Sea Cultured Pearls may not be common or in high volumes but because of their quality they make up 80% of the world’s South Sea pearl market.
  • There is plenty to keep you busy in Broome’s town, you can take a walk-through China Town, stop for some shopping, a meal or even a night at the world’s oldest outdoor cinema, Sun Pictures.
  • Cable Beach offers stunning sunsets, something you have to see for yourself to appreciate. There’s no better way to see it than on a fat bike or maybe take one of their famous camel rides.
  • There’re plenty things to do and see on your next trip to Broome with plenty of great accommodation options available.