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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  • Well worth visiting this area for the views and also the dinosaur footprints. If viewing the dinosaur footprints be aware that they can only be view on some low tides (tide information is readily avai...  more »
  • When you enter the Red Rock and dinosaur footprints, and when I went back and got full of water footprint there is only one. Nevertheless, the view is very nice.
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  • This area is only accessable by car as the local bus service does not service the port area. Great spot for a sundown picnic. 
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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.