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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  • We spent quite a lot of time here in our two visits. The contrast of the red land against the torquose water was amazing. We also found (with help from a local) Anastasia's pool which unfortunately ha...  more »
  • What great views across the Ocean, looks unreal,and a must see area. Expansive views and a great area to take photographs.  more »
  • Absolutely amazing. I highly recommend visiting Gantheaume Point! Amazing views and loved the dinosaur footprints. Went here for my 29th birthday on Saturday 4th November 2017! I could have spent all ...  more »
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  • The rock formations and views across to Cable Beach are stunning. We watched whales breaching and slapping the water nonstop for 10-15 minutes. Unclear where you can see the dinosaur footprints though ... only at low tide apparently?
  • Great place to get awesome photos rock formation is spectacular, if your looking for the dinosaur prints wait for the lowest tide possible, get to the rocks walk down the right hand side then once at the bottom turn left and keep your eyes open
  • Great views. Look for the footprints at low tide. Good sunsets
  • Pretty view but needs a sign showing where the dinosaur fossils can be found
  • Beautiful scenery and view but the thousands of files put me off! 5 out of 5 if you love flies.

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A well-developed tourist destination, Broome boasts lodgings that range from four- and five-star hotels to inexpensive hostels catering mainly to young backpackers passing through the area. Book ahead if you want to ensure a spacious hotel room loaded with modern amenities and easy access to the area's finest beaches. If you're traveling on a tight budget or don't like to plan months in advance, consider staying at a guesthouse, where small but clean rooms often come with a shared cooking area and outdoor swimming pool. 
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