Gantheaume Point, Broome

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Gantheaume Point is one of a few places in the entire world where you can see dinosaur footprints dated to the Early Cretaceous period (approximately 130 million years old). These ancient tracks can only be seen during very low tide, but there are also plant fossils preserved extensively in the area's sandstone deposits and in coastal exposures farther north. The site features red cliffs and turquoise blue water, attracting visitors from around the world. Time your visit to the area for a low tide to see the dinosaur tracks, or stop by at any other time to enjoy the otherworldly landscape (often compared to that of Mars). The contrast of the red sand against the blue water makes for stunning photographs. Use our Broome trip planner to visit Gantheaume Point on your trip to Broome, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The views are spectacular here and the colours majestic. The colours of the red pindan cliffs, the aqua maine waters and the white sand are just magnificent.  more »
  • The colours of this place are amazing well worth a drive down here. The rock formations contrasting with the ocean is stunning.  more »
  • I come here to sit on the rocks and relax. It’s prefect to watch the ocean. It’s a peaceful place and away from everyone. Prefect for the sunset to watch. If you have kids, the rocks are slippery. Hig...  more »

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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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