Gantheaume Point, Broome

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Geologic Formation
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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  • You really want to come here at a low tide, around 2m so you can get down onto the rock platform to view the dinosaur footprints.  more »
  • This place was very beautiful and we were impressed by the views. Finding the dinosaur footprints were another matter. I thought they might be marked off somewhere! It was luck there were people down ...  more »
  • A very beautiful place to sit with and have a meal and watch a beautiful sunset. This beach also caters to people who have a fur baby, that likes a dip in the ocean.  more »
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  • 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~
  • Very picturesque and worth driving to. It's part of history.
  • Stunning scenery here. Can also drive onto the beach & picnic, watch the beautiful sunsets etc. Turquoise waters so beautiful. Amazing rock formations.
  • Beautiful sunsets and great for photographing the mars like landscape of the red cliff. Fun looking for and finding the dinosaur prints when the tide is out.
  • Kite surfing paradise on a warm summer day with a moderate southwestern sea breeze blowing.