Broome the Great and Interesting

Broome is a beach resort town in the Kimberley area in Australia. The warm Indian Ocean laps at the white sands of the beach. A true gem, a hidden paradise. Broome is not just a beach resort but a place of excitement and entertainment, with a wide variety of activities to choose from. You will not be bored for a single second and you really should try all it has to offer.

Things to do and see in Broome must include a visit to Rowley Shoals.

Rowley Shoals is probably the best place to visit should you be a scuba diving or snorkeling adventurer. Three coral attols at the edge of the continental shelf is what makes up Rowley Shoals. Each reef spans approximately 80 square kilometers with sides that are almost vertical. Low tide reveals the reefs as water gets trapped in the indentations on the coral and water gushes over the steep sides like a waterfall. At high tide, the reef once again becomes submerged. The Rowley Shoals Marine Park will have you gaping in wonder at wonderful sea life, gorgeous colored corals and crystal clear waters. This is certainly a wonder and a must have on your list of things to do and see in Broome.

Snorkeling in the shallow lagoons , you will be enthralled by the bright coral life and the huge variety of tropical fish which you are able to view. Get up close and personal with these wonders of the ocean and truly appreciate the gifts of nature. For the more experience adventure seeker, scuba diving off the shoals offers a chance in a lifetime. Enter a new world where beauty is within your grasp. Of course you must be a certified diver with all the necessary paperwork and you need to follow safety regulations and the regulations of the dive tour you are traveling with. Leave the coral, flora and fauna untouched and undamaged so that generations after you can also discover the wonders that lie hidden beneath the water and perhaps catch a glimpse of a mermaid what with Mermaid Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve so close by.

Diverse and beautiful and sometimes strange flora and fauna are on display in this truly natural and wonderful habitat.

Fishing enthusiasts are not forgotten and you are free to fish within designated fishing areas. Line fishing is allowed in designated areas and for those who prefer to swim with their dinner, spearfishing is also allowed but only in demarcated areas. Spearfishing is obviously not allowed in lagoon areas. Fishing fanatics will definitely rate this as one of the top things to do and see in Broome.

For the boat enthusiasts, public moorings are available so you can launch your boat with ease and enjoy a day of sun and surf with your family and friends. Love your boat, enjoy the sea, look in awe at the sunsets and list your next boating expedition on your list of things to do and see in Broome.

 

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