Western Australia

Part 2 - Broome, Eighty Mile Beach and Road Trains

During the 1890s, Broome, also called the Pearl of the North, became  what
was supposed to be the world's pearling capital. Nowadays,  Beef and Tourism are the main industries,
although the pearling has not disappeared from the southern gateway to the Kimberley.
Among the major highlights are the beautiful Cable Beach, the red cliffs at Gantheaume Point
bearing dinosaur footprints, Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park, Broome Bird Observatory or perhaps a
visit to nearby Willie Creek Pearl Farm,  just to name a few. Another famous one is a ride over Cable Beach,
either by horse or camel. You could consider a scenic flight over Buccaneer Archipelago
or just relax on long stretched Cable beach.

Cable Beach     Cable Beach Camel Ride     Cable Beach Camel     Cable Beach Sunset     Cable Beach

Cable Beach offers some 20 Kms of fine white sand and turquoise water.
The city hosts what is probably the world's oldest operating cinema, the Sun Pictures.
The Dino prints at Gantheaume Point are only visible on low tides. It is suggested that
you join a tour, otherwise you'll risk to step through them without even noticing.

Gantheaume Point     Gantheaume Point     Gantheaume Point     Gantheaume Point     Gantheaume Point

In this region, we came to see our first road trains, trucks which may reach lengths up to 50 meters,
and which you should possibly avoid. Due to their size, it will be hard to suddenly stop them, and you're
surely not here to risk your life or your car. Their many victims can be seen about anywhere on Australian roads.

Road Train   Road Train   Road Train   Road Train   Road Train

About halfway between Broome and Port Hedland, the next city some 600 Kms going south,
you can plan a stop over at Eighty Mile Beach. This is a beautiful stretch of beach offering
fishing and lots of varieties of shell washed ashore.

On the way to 80 Mile Beach    80 Mile Beach    80 Mile Beach Shell    80 Mile Beach    80 Mile Beach

80 Mile Beach    80 Mile Beach Shell    80 Mile Beach Sunset    80 Mile Beach Sunset    80 Mile Beach Sunset

Kimberley          Broome and 80Mile Beach        Karijini      Millstream Chichester to Carnarvon     Shark Bay
 Kalbarri and Nambung          Perth and York          Wave Rock and Goldfields        Esperance       Stirling Range
Rainbow- South Coast and Southwest Corner

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