Gantheaume Point, Broome

Categories: Geologic Formations, Landmarks, Tourist Spots, Nature & Parks
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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. Plan to see Gantheaume Point and other attractions that appeal to you using our Broome trip itinerary planner.
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  • Not too sure if there dinosaur prints were part of a joke or not but we decided even though we didn't find any it was beautiful to see the red earth against the ocean - certainly the dessert meeting t...  read more »
  • The views are excellent, but felt a bit let down, when we found out the dinosaur prints were actually REPLICAS 
  • We headed to Gantheaume Point with the kids before 7am when the tide was out and had fun searching for dinosaur footprints on the rocks. There was sealife in the rockpools and we brought our binocular...  read more »
  • Cool place to hang out for a while! Cliff jumping possible during high tide!
  • Beautiful place to visit. The dinosaur prints are fantastic
  • Come during low tide to see dinosaur footprints or at high tide for great views. Taxi from town $30 one way.
  • A special spot where you can drive on the beach and enjoy the area.
  • Best spot in Broome
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