Gantheaume Point, Broome

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Geologic Formation Landmark
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. Plan to see Gantheaume Point and other attractions that appeal to you using our Broome trip itinerary 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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  • I visited at the wrong time, you need to visit at low tide to see the dinosaur footprints. However it was not a wasted visit as the red rocks are stunning. If you happened to catch the bus to Gantheau...  more »
  • The first bus from cable beach at 0745 runs to gantheaume beach and there's a pleasant 5 km walk or run back Loads of shells and rock pools for the kids to explore at low tide, and the Dino footprints...  more »
  • Gantheaume Point has so much history especially the Dino footprints in the red dirt combination and iron ore rock some of these now have been cemented in to protect them from washing away also the his...  more »
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  • Beautiful scenery and view but the thousands of files put me off! 5 out of 5 if you love flies.
  • Amazing contrast of colours in the rocks and beautiful ocean views. Look out for the osprey nest on the light house.
  • Awesome sunset location. Unfortunately unable to see the dinosaur foot prints because the tides were too high.
  • The Colours of the Kimberleys all in one place !!!
  • Beautiful place that I am sure you should visit (if you like rocks), anyway even you don't like rocks, you should come to discover the dinosaur footprint here! It's amazing~