IF YOU GO
Broome is a year-round destination with no real summer or winter, just “the wet” and “the dry” seasons. The dry season is the most popular time to visit with warm days, balmy nights and clear blue skies with little rain, extending from April/ May through to September/October. The wet is spectacular but expect very hot days, isolated thunderstorms and torrential downpours. Between January and March, Broome experiences its monsoon and there can be cyclone activity, consistent, heavy rain and possible flooding. For more information go to australiasnorthwest.com
Broome is a 2.5-hour flight from Perth, Western Australia and prices start from $179 with Qantas. Some direct flights operate from Brisbane too. For more details go to qantas.com
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