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Activities to do around Cable Beach – A Locality of Many Allures

Cable Beach and the town of Broome will undoubtedly strike the interest of the discerning leisure seeker. Here you will find plenty of interesting things to do that will delight the visitor, including those described below.


Ride a hovercraft and observe dinosaur footprints

Anyone with an interest in dinosaurs will be enthralled by the opportunity to view dinosaur footprints in the environs of the town of Broome. In fact, the dinosaur footprints in Broome which were laid 130 million years ago are considered to be amongst the biggest and the most diverse on the globe. These massive footprints can be seen in fossilized form at many places in the locality, but you will need the services of an experienced guide to spot them. Therefore take the opportunity to ride in a massive hovercraft and admire the footprints with the aid of its driver cum guide.


Take an ocean cruise and view snubfin dolphins

Even David Attenborough, the well-known maker of documentaries has explored the shimmering Roebuck Bay in search of the rare snubfin dolphins. These dolphins feature distinctive rounded fins and nose which set them apart from other varieties of dolphins. In fact, Broome is believed to boast the largest population of snubfin dolphins on the globe. Whilst watching these appealing marine mammals on television is interesting, it is far better to actually see them at first hand in real life. By taking an ocean cruise you will have the opportunity to view these cute creatures in their natural environment.


Touch a cultured pearl fresh from the ocean

The industry of pearling has been vitally important to the town of Broome. In fact had it not been for the finding of pearl shells in the local area in the 19th century, the town may not be present today. During your stay in Broome, you will have the opportunity to visit a pearl farm where you will be able to take a boat tour that will take you to the aquatic beds where pearls are found. In this way, you will be able to learn a great deal about pearl farming and its history.


Take in a movie at the world's oldest open-air cinema

The renowned Sun Pictures has the distinction of being the oldest functioning al fresco cinema on the globe. You will see that this quaint cinema has a great deal of charm and is sure to appeal to the discerning visitor. In fact, this cinema has been featured in movies like 'Bran Nue Dae' and 'Australia' and is considered to be a noteworthy local attraction. At this cinema, you will have the opportunity to view movies beneath the stars at night which is sure to be a memorable experience. As you experience such local attractions and dine at restaurants in Broome an accommodation choice to consider from which Sun Pictures would be within 5 minutes away would be Oaks Broome.


Take part in an Aboriginal walking excursion

In Broome, you will have the chance to undertake a fascinating walking tour accompanied by an Aboriginal man of the area, Bart Pigram. On one of these engrossing excursions which pass through the middle of Broome, you will have the opportunity to learn a great deal about the history of the town, including information about the main street and the district of Chinatown. Your guide will also relate stories about the industry of pearling, which at one time employed women from Aboriginal communities as pearl divers. Pigram will also explain the importance of the local landscape to the people of his community, the Yawuru.