Broome Broome!

Upon our arrival in Broome, we officially completed the Savannah Way across the north of Australia! From Cape Tribulation on the northeast coast, we drove 6,908 km in 32 days, and were thrilled to see the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean!

Australia Road Trip Map - Savannah Way

Broome is famous for Cable Beach, a huge pristine white sand beach, voted the #1 beach in all of Australia! It certainly was wonderful to jump in the ocean after spending endless days in the red dusty outback. After all the waterholes, rivers and lakes, the saltwater was so strange!

Cable beach in Broome, WA
Cable beach in Broome, WA

Not as strange as the camel caravans that appeared silently behind us…

Camels arrive on the beach for sunset
Camels arrive on the beach for sunset rides

Broome (and the Dampier Peninsula to the north) is also revered by paleontologists for its dazzling collection of dinosaur footprints—a rare treat anywhere in the world—but here they have the prints of over 20 different species, from 120 million years ago. There’s even one right in town you can see at low tide.

Who has bigger feet?
Who has bigger feet?

Just behind the footprint is the best place to watch the sunset, with fabulous rocks to catch the light.

Rocks at Gantheaume Point
Rocks at Gantheaume Point

The main event, however, was Indian curry and beer tastings at Matso’s. They are especially famous for their tasty ginger beer, so Christina was happy too. A delicious dinner to celebrate our trip across the north!

Paul sampling the brews at Matso's
Paul sampling the brews at Matso’s

From here we travel south along the Coral Coast, eager to see the western reefs!