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A Whirlwind Trip: Broome, Western Australia.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Cable Beach.
Visiting Broome, is like being granted passage into a beautiful painting. From the moment the wheels of the plane touched down on that red dusty runway, to the moment they lifted off it, we were immersed in stunning colour. 

June 2016, my good friend Jess (@jfussphotography) and I ventured up to Northern WA. We spent a couple of days in Broome as a belated birthday celebration for Jess' 21st. Our aim for the trip was to spend some time in the sun, as June is slap bang in the middle of Australia's winter. 

I also took my new GoPro Hero Session up with us, in hope of a bit of holiday footage. I made a short video of our trip, which you can find on my personal Instagram, here, if you're interested. 

All in all, we just hoped for a chilled out trip on some nice beaches, some good food and a break from the city. 

Our apartment was perfect. Quaint, comfy and the perfect distance away from the local brewery (right next door). We were right by the pool, we had a view of the sea and we were surrounded by palm trees. My favourite part about the Moonlight Bay Suites has to be the book shelf in reception. You can take your old books in, and swap them out for any books on the shelf. I couldn't tell you how many books we read on that trip, I lost count after the third crime novel. 

We spent our evenings on the beach, watching as the sun set behind the camels, expecting a sizzle as it hit the milky water. We took photos, drank jugs worth of mango beer, read multiple books each and caught up on everything that had been happening since we'd last had a chance to chat. Photos in front of bougainvilleas, suspiciously deserted mangroves and packed beaches. Picnics of chips, dip and soup.

As you can see, we (read: Jess) came away with some pretty stunning pictures, and a relaxed mindset.

Ready to take on the hustle and bustle of the city again.

Cable Beach - photo by @jfussphotography

Cable Beach - photo by @jfussphotography 
Cable Beach at sunset - photo by @jfussphotography


Broome Recommendations 

If you are planning a trip to Broome:

1. I recommend you stay at The Moonlight Bay Suites, purely for its proximity to both the ocean and to Matso's pub. Plus, the staff are lovely and extremely helpful. 
2. Experience breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks at Matso's Brewery. Their menu is extensive and impressive, plus if you haven't already tried their mango beer, you haven't lived. 
3. Cable beach, impressive during the day and even more impressive at night. Watching the nightly traffic of camels cross the sand in front of the setting sun is not a sight I'll forget in a hurry. 
4. After a long day or sunbathing at Cable beach, or pre-camel ride... head to Zanders' for a cocktail or two and the biggest portion of chips I've ever witnessed. 
5. Broome's Courthouse Markets are worth a visit if you manage to avoid spending all your money on beer. 

All in all, it really was a lovely trip and a welcome breath of fresh air. Whilst I was in Broome, I found a lot of inspiration to take photos, read and write. I think its important to have soul-cleansing trips like this every once in a while. Both for the clarity... and the mango beer. 
I hope to return to Broome in the next year or so, Matso's Brewery is calling my name and I'd really like to ride one of those Cable Beach camels. 
Next time...


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21 comments :

  1. Now i would really want to visit western Australia!

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    1. It's definitely a beautiful place to visit, with so much to see.

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  2. I loved it! really looks like you are part of painting. Looks like a perfect place to take a brake and just appreciate every second.

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    1. Thanks, Joannay. It really was, such a beautiful and relaxing place, I can't wait to return and find out what else Broome has to offer.

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  3. Didn't make it to Broome last time we were in Australia, have to add it to our bucket list! Looks like a perfect place to escape and relax.

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    1. If you ever get the chance it's really worth a trip. Such a beautiful place!

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  4. It must be really amazing capturing that shot of the camels trodding along Cable Beach! Even though I'm not that into slow-paced vacations, Broome looks like a great place to chill and escape from the real world. Glad you had fun!

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    1. Yeah for sure, it's a really amazing thing to experience. I know what you mean about slower-paced vacations but this was the perfect way to refuel me, ready for my next adventure!

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  5. Broome seems like an awesome place to visit. The colours in those photographs are nothing short of spectacular.

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    1. Thanks Denny, I'll be sure to let Jess know!

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  6. This is cool as I have never even heard of Broome in Western Australia! Cable Beach looks absolutely beautiful though the water looks a wee bit nippy for this cuban boy! It's kind of weird to think of camels in Australia but how cool to see them walking around at sunset on Cable Beach! Great find!

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    1. It's such a beautiful spot with so much to offer, I only spent a few days there so didn't get to see even half of it! Yeah during winter the water is a little chilly haha, in the summer is a different story though! God love the Indian Ocean.

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  7. I have never even heard of Broome, but now, you've put another place on the map for me!

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    1. Glad to hear! It's definitely worth the trip.

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  8. Sounds like you had a relaxing trip in Broome. I've not visited Broome and have only road tripped the east coast. Broome looks spectacular with the stunning sunsets, especially at Cable beach. Adding this to my list!

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    1. It was a great trip. I've not done as much of the East coast as I'd have liked to yet, thats next on my list! So happy to hear you've added it to your list, be sure to tag me in any pics when you go, I'd love to see what you get up to.

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  9. Those sunsets look absolutely fantiastic! I’d never heard of Broome but definitely keen to visit now.

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    1. They are truly beautiful. I hope you have a fabulous time, if and when you go!

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  10. I’ve visited most of AUS but haven’t been to Broome yet. I hear you about the winter though and having lived in Melbourne & Tassie, could certainly do with more trips up north! As it starts to get cooler will have to check out flights to WA.

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    1. It's definitely worth a trip. Where has been your favourite place in AUS so far? I'm yet to go to Melbourne and Tassie, but excited to make the trip! Yeah it certainly gets chilly in winter, escaping to the sun is my favourite winter pastime!

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