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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  • Drove down to the point and on to the beach to watch the sunset. Together with about 500 of my closest friends. Although the beach is large, a lot of people in Broome watch the sun go down. Not necess...  more »
  • We scaled rocks and explored rock pools. Ran out of time to find dinosaur prints but will go back. The view back to cable beach was breathtaking.  more »
  • Unforgettable views, lovely rocks, very pretty. Luv the peace & quiet, gorgeous beaches, and lovely warm swimming water. The colours are amazing here, totally a must do.  more »
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