DESTINATIONS | BROOME
Broome is a wild-west town with a difference – it was pearl shells, not gold, that caused the rush to this red dirt town on the most remote coast in the world. It is WA’s original melting pot and many of the locals today are a mix of local Aboriginal, European, Japanese, and Chinese who have worked and lived together since the 1800s. The local restaurants are experts at pairing the freshly caught seafood with traditional meals from all over the world, resulting in delicious pearl-meat tortellini, salmon sashimi, and Thai curried prawns.
Broome is home to barramundi, threadfin salmon, trevally, queenfish, mudcrabs and mackerel. The towns abundance of marine life and good transportation links means that many fishing tours, cruises and camps depart from Broome before heading further into the Kimberely. Pearl farming is Broome’s most famous industry and many of the farms are open for tours and a special taste of pearl meat.