Broome 4WD Hire

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Broome offers a fantastic nature escape that you can easily enjoy with Broome 4WD Hire. Some of the most spectacular scenery is located here but can only be accessed via 4WD. Think rugged coastal cliffs and sparkling clear seas that lap perfect white sands.  Broome’s stunning landscape is matched only by a fascinating history and culture that stretches as far back as the dinosaur age.

Some of the must-do sights include:

1) The Kimberley

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For any 4WD enthusiast one of the most exciting things about Broome is its close proximity to The Kimberley region.  Broome is renowned as the gateway to the Kimberley region which includes the Dampier Peninsula to the south. At the top end you will discover soaring cliffs, stunning gorges and magnificent waterfalls, while to the south the Dampier Peninsula landscape is flatter but rich with indigenous history and culture.

Highlights of the Kimberley include: Windjana Gorge, Tunnel Creek, Gibb River Rd, Lake Argyle, the Bungle Bungles and Geikie Gorge.

Windjana Gorge

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Tunnel Creek

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Geikie Gorge

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Dampier Peninsula

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Access from Broome is via Cape Leveque Rd. Here you will discover pristine beaches and secret snorkelling places like Middle Lagoon and Mercedes Cove. Fishing is a popular pastime with boat hire available. The Dampier is the perfect place to spend time learning about remote life by staying in one of the local indigenous communities such as Mudnun or Chile Creek.  While you are here head out with a guide for a spot of mud crabbing.

Gibb River Road

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Lake Argyle

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This is a must for 4WD holidaymakers in the Kimberley region.  This 660km journey will take you through unspoiled wilderness to cascading waterfalls, breathtaking beaches, muddy tidal flats and rocky shores. Look out for Leonard Gorge, Bell Gorge, Pentecost River, Ord River and Manning Falls to name a few.  The terrain can be quite rough in places and it is not recommended for caravans, trailers etc, it is for your Broome 4×4 Hire only. Call into some of the cattle stations along the way to enhance your outback experience.

The Bungle Bungles

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Housed within the Purnululu National Park, untamed beauty surrounds you in this serene landscape. The area is famous for its beehive orange and black striped rock domes. The stripes are said to be caused by bacteria feeding on the different layers of rock. Of special interest are the changing colours of the dome at sunset.

Highlights of this stunning area you can visit in your Broome Camper Hire include:

Cathedral Gorge

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Echidna Chasm

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Piccaninny Creek

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2) Cable Beach

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An iconic Broome landmark, this stunning 22km stretch of pure white sand is so named because of the telegraph line laid between the Broomeand Java in the 1800s. The beach is surrounded by stunning red ochre cliffs and is a popular spot for camel rides.  It features an interesting pearling history and is key spot to purchase South Seas Pearls. It is renowned for its gentle waves which render it ideal for swimming and a number of water sports such as parasailing and jetskiing. Drive your Broome 4WD Hire onto the sand – pack a picnic and enjoy a spectacular sunrise or sunset.

Also of interest here is Minyirr Park, located in the sand dunes to the rear of the beach. It features la number of pleasant coastal walking trails.

3) Dinosaur Footprints / Gantheasume Point

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Head to Gantheaume Point at very low tide to see the famous 130 million year old Dinosaur Footprints. There are three sets of fossilised prints here at the beach with others also found elsewhere in the local vicinity. The prints can only be seen a t very low tide so check reports before embarking on a visit. To see the prints you will have to climb over some rocks which can be slippery, so remember to wear sturdy shoes.

Also here in Gantheaume Point is Anastasia’s Pool – a rock pool made by a former lighthouse keeper to aid his arthritic wife. She would exercise in the pool at high tide when it was filled.

4) Staircase to the Moon

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This stunning natural landmark is located at Roebuck Bay, just a few kilometres south of Broome.  You can only see this amazing phenomenon when the full moon rises over the muddy tidal flats – usually 2-3 days per month from May through to October. It is an exciting event with a real festive atmosphere. There are markets where you can enjoy fresh local produce and entertainment from local performers.

5) Horizontal Waterfalls

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You’ll find some of the most beautiful scenery here is this unusual place of interest where the waterfalls are horizontal as opposed to vertical.  David Attenborough described the falls as ‘one of the greatest natural wonders in the world’. The falls lie within Talbot Bay and are produced by the movement of a rapid tidal flow gushing through the Mclarty Range gorges. One of its unique attributes is the direction of the flow which reverses with the change of the tide. The turquoise blue water framed by rugged red cliffs is a sight not to be missed.

6) Cape Leveque

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Get back to grass roots with a stop at this remote part of the Dampier Peninsula.  It’s a long dusty drive but the spectacular scenery is completely worth it. Spending time here will make you feel like you are in paradise. The fine white sands and turquoise waters are the main attraction drawing visitors from around the globe. There is a safari camp located here which is owned by the Indigenous peoples of the area – the communities of Djarindjin and Ardyloon.  There’s lots to do here you might like to try snorkelling, fishing, mud crabbing or spend some time learning about the traditional culture.

7) Rowley Shoals

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Situated around 260km south west of Broome are Rowley Shoals – three atoll-like coral reefs, known as Mermaid Reef, Clerke Reef and Imperieuse Reef.  Deep sea fishing and diving expeditions operate regularly around the reefs and lagoons here as the area is renowned as an amazing dive spot. Pristine waters, untouched coral beds and exotic marine life combine to produce the best Mother Nature has to offer.

8) Pearls

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Pearling has been essential to the Broome economy for well over one hundred years. Its wealth in these superb jewels of the sea has brought visitors to the region from far and wide. A visit to a pearl farm is essential for any trip to Broome. Broome’s oldest pearl farm was established in 1946 and still operates today. Take a tour to learn about farming techniques and the intricate processes that take place before the stunning pearls are ready for purchase.

4WD Camping, Travel and Accommodation in Broome

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Broome boasts plenty of caravan parks and camping grounds where you can choose to stay in a cabin or pitch a tent. There are spa retreats and resorts as well as chalets and cottages. For the upmarket nature lover there is always the glamping option – a stay in a safari style eco tent located on the oceanfront. Broome 4WD Rentals will take you to paradise and beyond- your accommodation style is completely up to you!

National Park Camping Sites

National Parks have serviced camp areas, many with onsite rangers, designated generator and non-generator sites, fresh water, toilets and shower facilities. These areas may have restrictions on length of stay and park fees may apply. See the Department of Parks and Wildlife website for more information about national park camping sites and fees. There can be huge distances between townships so you may have to camp on private properties or Aboriginal lands, make sure you obtain permission and permits before entering the area. Some roads are not suitable for towing a caravan and there are camping restrictions in certain areas. Please check road conditions and permit requirements with the local visitor centre before you set off on your journey.

Due to the remoteness you are advised to follow some simple caravan and camping tips. For more travel advice, see the road safety section. Broome 4WD Hire welcomes you to explore one of the most pristine places on the planet.

Useful Links:

http://www.visitbroome.com.au/
http://www.australia.com/explore/cities/broome.aspx
http://www.westernaustralia.com/en/Destination/Broome/9009574
http://www.australiasnorthwest.com/Destinations/The_Kimberley/Broome
http://www.australia.com/campaigns/nothinglike/au/cape-leveque.htm
http://www.derbytourism.com.au/pages/horizontal-waterfalls/
http://www.derbytourism.com.au/pages/self-drive-4wd-camping/
http://www.australiasnorthwest.com/Travel_information/Visitor_centres
http://www.australiasnorthwest.com/Destinations/The_Pilbara
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broome,_Western_Australia

Broome 4WD Hire

Has a national wide network of agencies which are strategically positioned in close proximity to all famous tourism destination and hot spots, as well as major regional and capital cities throughout Australia so you are never far from a pick up point or friendly service to make your trip to Broome a memorable one.

Broome 4WD Hire

Is renowned for meticulously maintained vehicles and quality service. Our fleet is constantly being updated to ensure you enjoy the best in comfort and safety making it the ideal choice for your next self-drive adventure. Recreational 4WD hire is one of the best ways to see the sights of Australia and it offers you the freedom & flexibility to discover the outdoors at your own pace.  For your Broome 4WD Hire adventure please contact us on 1300 360 339 or +61 7 5527 6191 or drop us a line on sales@australian4wdhire.com.au  or visit us at www.broome4wdhire.com.au

Important Information

Some sections of roads are suitable for 4WD vehicles only. Take plenty of water on all Outback Trips. Check distances and driving conditions and ensure you have adequate fuel at all times. Remember Outback Rule “Number 1” – if your Vehicle breaks down you MUST stay with your Vehicle for safety reasons. Required driving times for 4WD on unsealed roads are longer, ensure you allow adequate time. During the ‘wet season’ from October to April, vehicles cannot access the 4WD only / unsealed roads. Plan your itinerary in advance to avoid disappointment.