Anastasia's Pool

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Overview

Highlights

In Broome, see Anastasia’s Pool, a natural rock pool which is part of the history of the town and tells a touching story. The pool was modified by a former lighthouse keeper, to make it easy for his wife, Anastasia, to access. Anastasia suffered badly from arthritis and found relief in the warm water of the Indian Ocean which filled the pool at high tide. Unfortunately, wild weather and waves in 2014 severely damaged Anastasia’s Pool. Its' walls were broken and there was no longer any concrete in the bottom of the pool. The Shire of Broome decided the pool could not be repaired. Evidence of the pool still remains visible.

Located on the north side of Gantheaume Point which is well worth a visit for its dinosaur footprints. Thought to be 130 million years old, the footprints can be seen at very low tides. You can find out the tide times best suited by contacting the Broome Visitor Centre. Gantheaume Point is just a short drive from Broome’s town centre.

Activities

  • Sight-seeing
  • Photography
  • Cultural and historical experience

Facilities

  • Car park at Gantheaume Point
  • Walking trails
  • Information signs

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the local visitor information centre for the most up to date information.
  • Stay safe and get the most out of your visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from the elements when outside exploring.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees may apply for national parks in Western Australia. Check the parks website for bookings and/ or further details.
  • Entry fees may change at anytime at the discretion of WA Parks and Wildlife Services, check their website for the most up to date information.

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Location & Supplier

Anastasia's Pool

Address: Gantheaume Point, Gantheaume Point Road, Minyirr, Western Australia 6725

Website: http://www.visitbroome.com.au/other-attractions

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