A little-known small town in the north-west of Australia, Broome is nevertheless the second largest city in the state of Western Australia after Perth.
Broome has only 14,000 year-round residents, but its population triples during the tourist season. Located above the Tropic of Capricorn, Broome, therefore, enjoys a tropical climate. The best time to go is from May to October, during the dry season: the heat is almost as intense as between November and April, but it is half the humidity.
Broome has enjoyed a prosperous activity since the arrival of settlers in Australia thanks to the cultivation of oysters and the harvest of pearls.
This city with a singular name enjoys a somewhat special atmosphere of an island lost in the middle of the Pacific.
It is indeed quite deserted in low season, it is a haven of peace where only the stifling heat disturbs the quiet atmosphere.
To avoid the hottest hours, take a walk on Cable Beach at sunrise and sunset.
5 minutes by bus from the city center, this beach offers at dawn and dusk an ideal palette of colors to take your best photos: rocks in pastel tones and reflections of the sky on the fine sand, this Australian beach will not disappoint you. For the more adventurous, you can even take a camel ride!
Broome might not be the city you think of to start your RV rental. It is true that it is easier to rent your van or your motorhome from Perth or from Darwin.
Broome is, however, an unmissable stop on your trip to Western Australia.
It is also the access point to some of Australia's wildest and most desert landscapes, such as the Kimberley Plateau and its atypical rocks, the Bungle Bungle in Purnululu National Park.
Rather than renting a van or motorhome, it may be more advisable to orient yourself towards renting a 4WD to visit this remote but nevertheless picturesque region of Australia.
Indeed, some unpaved and more difficult roads are restricted to access and are only authorized for 4WDs.
You may also prefer to descend south and head to the beautiful Eighty Mile Beach, the southern big sister of Cable Beach.
Perhaps the least visited part of Australia, Broome and the North West have nothing to envy to the east coast and its white sand beaches.