Surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and a good 2,000 kilometres from the nearest capital city, Broome is isolation at its finest. But don’t let that deter you. Cable Beach attracts tourists in the dry season with its family-friendly resorts and promise of camels, surf and amazing sunsets. Meanwhile, the town itself has a lot brimming under the surface including a fascinating history of pearl trading and a melting pot of cultures.
Broome also serves as the gateway to the Kimberley region. Three times larger than England with a population of less than 40,000, this ancient landscape covers hundreds of thousands of square kilometres and is the ‘real’ Australian outback. Often touted as Australia’s final frontier, the northwestern corner of the country is a land of remote and spectacular scenery spread across mind-boggling distances. With a small population, a severe climate and sparse towns, a family trip here is the epitome of an adventure holiday. Little ones will never forget seeing the palm-fringed gorges, spinifex-dotted deserts and magical waterfalls with their own eyes.
Main image: Cable Beach, Broome © Lauren Bath, Tourism Western Australia