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Broome

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Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century. Although the town’s recent history largely revolves around that particular trade, Broome has developed into a popular and charming coastal town of nearly 13,000 inhabitants that attracts visitors based on own merits. Situated on the traditional lands of the Yawuru people, Broom serves as home to a large Aboriginal community. Broome is in Kimberley Region. Add Broome and other Australia destinations to your travel plans using our Australia travel route planner.
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A well-developed tourist destination, Broome boasts lodgings that range from four- and five-star hotels to inexpensive hostels catering mainly to young backpackers passing through the area. Book ahead if you want to ensure a spacious hotel room loaded with modern amenities and easy access to the area's finest beaches. If you're traveling on a tight budget or don't like to plan months in advance, consider staying at a guesthouse, where small but clean rooms often come with a shared cooking area and outdoor swimming pool. 
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Built on the pearling trade, these days Broome is a popular holiday hub and gateway to the wild Kimberley region. Broome’s rich and colourful history has created a multicultural melting pot that is reflected in the town’s welcoming and laid-back feel. Warm temperatures and palms deliver a tropical vibe that fits perfectly with the many holiday resorts and the stretch of white sand known as Cable Beach. Virgin Australia and Qantas fly to Broome and it is serviced by most Australian capital cities. Otherwise, it’s a 2226 kilometre (1383 mile) drive from Perth, the capital city of Western Australia.