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Visit Broome & Australia's North West Tourism - Dan Avila

Visit Broome & Australia's North West Tourism - Dan Avila

Visit Broome & Australia's North West Tourism - Dan Avila

Visit Broome & Australia's North West Tourism - Dan Avila

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Highlights

Walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs at Gantheaume Point, near Broome. Here, preserved in the reef rock for over 125 million years, are the footprints of long-extinct dinosaurs and a few plant fossils too, making it one of the best paleontological sites in the world.

Situated just five minutes drive from Broome, the footprints are only visible at low tide. However, you can view plaster casts of the dinosaur tracks embedded at the top of the cliff if the tide is high. Check tide times at the visitor centre in Broome before your head out to the point.

Just a short stroll to the northern side of Gantheaume Point and you'll find a touching piece of local history at Anastasia's Pool. This natural spa pool was lovingly modified by one of the early lighthouse keepers, making its therapeutic warm water easily accessible for his wife, who suffered terribly with arthritis.

The most thrilling way to reach Gantheaume Point is by zooming across the mudflats of Roebuck Bay on a hovercraft tour from Broome, then taking a guided walk among ancient footprints. Along the way, you can view coastal scenery, where red cliffs meet the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Activities

  • Sight-seeing
  • Historical and cultural experience
  • Swimming
  • Photography

Facilities

  • Walking trails
  • Car park
  • Lookout
  • Informational signage

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.

Photo & content credits: Visit Broome, Australia's North West Tourism - Dan Avila & Aussie Bucket List®


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Gantheaume Point

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

Website: http://www.visitbroome.com.au/

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