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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  • The place is badly or not at all sign posted. We couldn´find a trace and wandering around climbing over cliffs, boulders and at the time when the low tide was in with 1,6m ( well below the level neede...  more »
  • Wow -- this place is just gorgeous. The red cliffs are so, so red, and the turquoise water is so, so blue -- there are yellow flowers with green leaves that grow on the edge. It's worth a couple minut...  more »
  • We suggest to walk along Cable Beach towards the southern end to this amazing place. Make sure you take some water with you as there are no stores anywhere. Yes carry some decent footwear, no thongs.  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.