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. Plan to see Gantheaume Point and other attractions that appeal to you using our Broome trip itinerary planner.
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  • Very interesting outlook and a great place to wonder over the rocks. the colors are very impressive and you can really get some great photos. We also did a paddle in our kayaks and the view from the w...  more »
  • Where the sealed road ends, there is a short stretch of dirt road that leads to this point. It is most famous for its starting for a walk to the dinosaur footprint that can be seen on the floor of the...  more »
  • We found it hard to find the foot prints but that's not to say they cannot be found! Bit of climbing to get to them otherwise they have a cast made up at the point so you don't have to climb down. Als...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Stunning scenery here. Can also drive onto the beach & picnic, watch the beautiful sunsets etc. Turquoise waters so beautiful. Amazing rock formations.
  • 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.