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Broome

Warm sunny days with balmy nights and white sandy beaches have made Broome a mecca for tourists. 2,230km north of Perth and 1,860km south west of Darwin, this unique and exotic town is the southern gateway to the magnificent wilderness area of the region. Broome is well-serviced by regular flights and coaches from Perth and most major centres. Originally established in the 1880s as a pearling port, the town of Broome enticed many foreigners to its shores, creating a distinctive multicultural society. Broome has benefited from this international influence and buildings throughout the town reflect a mix of colonial and Asian design and the farming of cultured pearls continues today as a major industry.