‘Staircase to the Moon’ is a remarkable natural phenomenon that is viewable from the north-western coast of Australia every year. For a few evenings each month from March to October, the full moon rises over the tidal mud flats of Roebuck Bay, creating the illusion that a ladder or a ‘staircase’ is leading up to the moon.
If you’re new to Broome, you can glimpse this stunning attraction from anywhere in and around the town, as well as at other coastal destinations like Port Hedland, Cossack, Onslow and Roebuck Bay itself.
During each event, the Town Beach Markets in Broome are also held and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the entertainment, grab a bite of food made from local produce and spoil themselves with a few souvenirs.
March 17th – 19th
April 16th – 18th
May 15th – 17th
June 13th – 14th
August 11th – 12th
September 9th -11th
October 9th – 10th
Broome sits on the North West coast of Western Australia, around a full day’s drive (23 hours) from Perth and about 20 hours from Darwin, depending on which routes you choose.
Broome is accessible via the Great Northern Highway from both directions and then involves turning off onto Broome Road, which will take you straight into the heart of Broome.
Once you’ve exhausted Broome’s incredible attractions, there are plenty of places you can go.
You can either head west along the coast to Port Hedland, Dampier and onwards to Perth or you can travel east towards Derby and into the Kimberley Coast beyond.
If you love the idea of a self-drive trip from Broome, MyDriveHoliday offers friendly and affordable campervan hire in Broome. If you prefer to drive to Broome and its surrounds, you also have the option of picking up your campervan from depots in Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and more.
A checklist on important facts before heading off on your self-drive holiday.
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