8 Days In Broome: What To Do?

by Bojan

I have 8 full days in Broome. I will be next week in Perth on masters swimming championships. After that I have time from April 22. to 28. Mining on the web I was lucky enough to find your website and the Kimberley Guide. Very good, systematic, congratulations. (Normal, German roots.)

Under your Guide I decided to fly (alone) from Perth to Broome and then what? I have a lot of experience with 4WD, I like to camp...
Please, do you have any suggestions?

Best regards,
Bojan Korsika
Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

Re: 8 Days In Broome: What To Do?

Hi Bojan,
Great that you want to come up here. It's a pity that you only have so little time.

What do do from Broome? Good question!

You say you have 4WD experience. Are you planning to hire a 4WD? That's a budget question more than one of experience, and is unfortunately very expensive. Especially once you add the fuel costs, because the distances up here are so huge.

Well, it all depends on your interests and on the weather. At this stage it looks like you may be lucky and things could be dry enough to go to many places, but there are no guarantees in April.

I personally love Cape Leveque, but I don't know how much fun it would be for you alone. It depends what you are looking for. Kooljaman Resort is a quiet beach retreat, so is Middle Lagoon. Those are not places to meet others.

I don't know how much you like being all by yourself in nature and how interested you are in Aboriginal communities. I think the Dampier Peninsula is a great place, but maybe you would need a bit more time to appreciate it. As I said, not sure about that one.

There is a bus service that could get you up there and to all the communities. That may be an interesting experience.

You should have enough time to explore the western half of the Gibb River Road, say at least up to Bell Gorge (though that may not be open), maybe even Manning Gorge. And of course Tunnel Creek on the way and Windjana Gorge.

And if the track is open and you can fit it in, then you'd have to put the Bungles on your list. That is a big trip, a lot of money and a lot of driving... But the park would be at its very best this time of the year. Well worth it if you can make it!

If you have the time you could have a look up the Duncan Road for a bit (from Halls Creek). Sawtooth Gorge is a very nice spot for a night.

Well, that are the things that you could probably fit in, at least some of them, and that are worth seeing. A lot of this depends on the weather and on the amount of money you want to spend. And of course also on how much time you want in Broome itself.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have more questions.

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Thank You
by: Bojan Korsika

Hi Birgit,
Thank you for your answer. Money is not so big problem, but (normaly) time. I will have your suggestions in my agenda. Your Guide (which I bought) is very good, so I think I have everything. About the weather you can't do anything. My philosophy is, that every time and weather is good.
Thanks again.
Regards from Slovenia

Enjoy your trip!
by: Birgit

Hi Bojan,
That's great. If you have your own (hired) 4WD then you can do a lot in 8 days. And your philosophy is a very good one.
Enjoy your trip and all the best for the championships!

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