Whether you choose to relax while looking over Roebuck Bay, Cable Beach or watch the world go by in Chinatown, with over a dozen places to have a cuppa, you are sure to find somewhere to assuage your appetite. There are other great places to dine for lunch or dinner but I have include these …

No you are not featured in this one! This is the beginning of my collection of the strange and weird creatures that inhabit this part of the planet! Check out the hairy caterpillar, yellow shield bug and her beautiful pink eggs, and the weird creature, Eurycnema-goliath! This is a baby Stimsons Python eating an already …

Broome Caravan Parks all offer beautiful shady accommodation with most offering park homes, swimming pools, powered and unpowered sites and plenty of room for campers.  During the dry season, especially June and July, they are pretty full but the Shire opens up overflow areas at the PCYC.  If you find them full, it might be …

8th February – Time Speeds up for Broome Residents According to ABC correspondent Robert Mailer who solved the mystery of clocks all over Broome gaining time, the answer was traced back to the power station. Australian household electricity is supplied as an alternating current where the polarity of the electricity switches from positive to negative …

29th January The “End of an Era” as Broome Crocodile Park closes its doors. After nearly 30 years, a final feeding tour gave the public the last glimpse of the park’s boarders toothy smiles before they are moved to the Wildlife Wilderness Park 16km outside town. Val Douglas was given the honour of closing the …

19th January – Crushed in a Broome Driveway. A Broome practice of sleeping outside to catch the breeze during the wet season has led 3 people to have been rushed to hospital with serious injuries after they were crushed by a car while sleeping in the driveway. At 1 a.m., a 4o-year-old woman was moving …

The party season is an all year round happening in Broome. Keep up to date with the latest gigs in the Broome Gig Guide! Scroll down for Bio’s, well Bios for ones who have supplied them! Also scroll down a little for our regular gigs around town! I apologise for any lack of information, in …

Not being the sporty type, it absolutely astounded me the number of clubs and facilities that Broome has to offer.  So whether it be golf, swimming, tennis, football or aerobics, I am sure there will be something for you. If I have missed some-one out, leave a comment and I will add you in. Broome …

Browse LNG Project <img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-2181" title="James Price Point" src="https://www.broomeandthekimberley.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/JPP-300×201.jpg" alt="James Price Point" width="300" height="201" srcset="https://www.broomeandthekimberley.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/JPP-300×201.jpg 300w, http://www.broomeandthekimberley.com YOURURL.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/JPP.jpg 700w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />23rd December – An interesting article in The Punch by Lyndon Schneiders .. “The gas project born in a cross-fire hurricane” Australia’s biggest proposed industrial development is looking on increasingly …

Compulsory Acquisition challenged! 6th December – Compulsory Acquisition of James Price Point by the WA Government Challenged and Won! Today a landmark ruling for Traditional Owners, Phillip Roe, (Goolarabooloo) and Jabbir Jabbir man, Neil McKenzie was handed down in the WA Supreme Court by Chief Justice, Wayne Martin. James Price Point, site of the proposed …

Sometimes I hear or see things that don’t really go with any of the other posts, so this is where it will end up! 27 Interesting Facts Impress your mates with these 27 interesting facts! By the way did you know ..? Click here to read more .. Check out our post on how to …

Broome has loads to offer to travelers on a budget. Backpacker Accommodation offers great facilities with most catering for the 18 to 30 year olds and the young at heart but some offering upmarket resort type of accommodation with gorgeous pools,friendly staff and well stocked bars. All accommodation provides a clean, safe and fun place …

1st November – The Wet T Shirt competition is BACK! For 22 years the Roebuck Bay Hotel has held the infamous Wet T Shirt Competition attracting 100’s through its door every Thursday night. Last January, the Liquor Licensing Department revoked their license after a 16 year old teenager, visiting from the eastern states, won the …

Mining companies allocated massive volumes of water for free 26th October, 2011 – Water allocation finally being reviewed. Conservation Council of Western Australia’s, Director, Piers Verstegen said, “It is encouraging that the State Government have recognised the limitations of their current approach of ‘first come, first served’ water allocation, which is a major barrier to …

25th October – Coming under the category of unbelievable is the newest addition to the Environmental Protection Agency, Elizabeth Carr who was hand-picked by Environment Minister, Bill Marmion. Ms Carr held the position of Executive Director of the controversial Browse LNG project for the Department of State Development, from September 2009 until earlier this year. …

Gas Hub Protestor, Scott Daines perched 30 m up a coms tower 21st October – A big day for defenders of country. Scott Daines, a NSW man has scaled a 30 metre communications tower near James Price Point early this morning in protest over the proposed gas hub at James Price Point. Police efforts to …

21st October, 2011 – Broome residents gather outside Woodside Offices to present their Third Quarterly Report for 2011 to coincide with the release of Woodside’s third quarterly report. The Broome No Gas Campaigns report will detail the successes and outcomes of the campaign so far… AND .. Phillip Roe and Neil McKenzie’s, challenge against the …

Broome councillor vows to fight the Gas Hub 16th October, 2011 – Great News for a town that has been accused of being “racist” with the newly elected Aboriginal Councillors, Mark Manado and Anne Poelina who ran under the flag of “Nowhere Else but Here” and Philip Matsumo for the Dampier Ward. Elated Councillor, Mark …

Drill now Pay Later 10th October, 2011 – According to ACF’s Director of Strategic Ideas, Charles Berger, these tax breaks are estimated to cost Australian taxpayers $1.6 billion to $2 billion a year by 2018. “There are better ways of spending $2 billion than in handouts to highly profitable petroleum companies.  At a time when …

Broome Council 2011 Elections 5th October – Broome is gearing up for its local council elections on the 15th October, with many voters divided over the Gas Hub development. This election there are four positions are up for grabs, in the Broome Ward and one for the Dampier Ward. Candidates Broome Ward: CAMPBELL, Graeme – …

Government Agencies failing on mining policy audits 1st October, 2011 –  An interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald – Fight to stop gas project targets Woodside’s Partners .. read more AND “Government Agencies failing on mining policy audits“. In an article from the Western Australian .. A raft of WA Government departments responsible for …

Labor MP Carol Martin called a “Toxic” Coconut 27th September – Labor MP Carol Martin called a “Toxic” Coconut .. “black on the outside, white on the inside and full of the milk of white man’s money”. Media has grabbed the story of a slanderous and racist letter written by a well known Broome weirdo …

24th September – residents of Broome are in shock and deep mourning for a little 6 year old boy who was hit by a car and killed outside the Broome Courthouse Markets yesterday morning. Our deepest sympathy to the family, we can only imagine your pain.

Save Our Water – No Gas Hub 21st September, 2011 – At 6.00 am this morning a protector of country, has perched themselves atop an 8 metre bamboo pole, effectively blocking access to the drill pad’s road at the Woodside compound and has stopped woodside’s work today. A banner from the pole reads, “Save our …

Massive explosions at James Price Point 17th September, 2011 – Waldaman Camp was woken this morning with massive explosives being used at Woodsides jack up rig operating in the inter-tidal zone within the national heritage listed area. Concerned and outraged community members have written to Minister for Environment, Tony Burke who recently announced the inclusion …

Palaeontologists from North America to examine dinosaur footprints 16th September – Two leading palaeontologists will be flown in from North America to examine the dinosaur footprints found at the site of the proposed Browse Basin gas hub near Broome. The ancient footprints run along part of the Dampier Peninsula and have been found on the …

Broome’s overnight millionaire Update 16th September, 2011 – An update to an earlier post regarding Broome’s overnight millionaire, it seems that the lucky winner was a woman, who almost threw away $1.235 million when she mistook her winning lottery ticket for a piece of rubbish and threw it in the recycling bin. The woman said …

14th September, 2011 – Tonight at Town Beach, hundreds gathered to watch the Carnival of Light choreographed to the voices of school choirs, as part of the “Shinju Festival”.  The lanterns took on a magical appearance as they reflected on the mudflats of Roebuck Bay, more famously known for the reflection of the moon, producing …

No Gas Campaign celebrates day 100 of the Manari Road Blockade 14th September, 2011 – Yawning, smiling faces were present this morning at the Manari Road Blockade to celebrate the 100th day of the blockade! It seems the people of Broome will not give up without a fight to protect James Price Point and the …