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What is the best way to get around Broome?
Broome Explorer Bus
Buying return flights to Broome and wanting to travel on a budget? A cheap way to get around Broome is with the Explorer Bus service. It operates 7 days a week, and you can buy a one-day or three-day pass which will give you unlimited rides. The 24-hour pass costs $15 AUD, and the 72-hour one is $35.
If you want to explore the town as much as possible, hire a car when buying your airfare to Broome with Webjet. A 4WD is an excellent option if you want to get off the beaten track and go on day trips.
For travellers buying tickets to Broome who aren't planning to travel far, a scooter is an affordable option. Broome is largely flat, and you won't have a hard time finding parking or navigating through gridlocked traffic.
Broome has a 24-hour taxi service. You can use it to get around town, or hire a driver for a sightseeing tour. Keep in mind that when your flights to Broome land, you won’t be able to use Uber to get around town. You will need to ask your hotel to phone and request a ride.
Broome International Airport (BME)
Broome International Airport (BME) is located 2 kilometres from the centre of town. While there are no scheduled bus services that meet flights to Broome, many of the hotels and resorts offer shuttle services. If you want to save money (and you don't have heavy bags), you can walk from the airport to Frederick Street to catch the local bus service. It’s a 7-minute (600 metres) walk. For those who'd prefer to keep things simple, you can take a taxi from Broome International Airport (BME). There are generally always drivers outside of the terminal building for all flights to Broome.
If you used Webjet to book your car rental, your vehicle will be waiting for you. All you need to do is go to the rental company kiosk in the arrivals hall when your flights to Broome land.
What is the cost of visiting Broome?
Hotel prices in Broome
For budget accommodation, you can expect to pay around $55 AUD for a double room. However, if you're buying return flights to Broome for a special occasion and want to splurge, luxury hotels and resorts rates can run from $110 AUD per night.
Food prices in Broome
Broome’s remote location means the cost of buying food and eating out tends to be higher than other destinations around Australia. At restaurants, entrees may cost around $20 AUD, and fast food options start at $15 AUD for a burger, fries and soft drink. You should budget around $100 AUD for a week's worth of groceries which will include basics like pasta, vegetables and chicken. Fast food is usually $15 and includes items like a burger, fries and soda.
What are the best restaurants and cafes in Broome?
For a trendy spot to sip sundowners, visitors booking tickets to Broome can make a beeline for Matso's Brewery. It has a wide selection of beers, plus an outdoor patio for those wanting to sip alfresco. After a long day of sightseeing, come here to relax and watch the sunset with an ice-cold drink.
Sunset Bar and Grill
One of the most popular watering holes with travellers visiting on flights to Broome is Cable Beach Sunset Bar. It has an incredible view of the ocean as well as a menu offering bites including Cone Bay barramundi, roast pumpkin salad, salt and pepper calamari, and a separate bar menu. If you want to come here for sunset, get here early as the bar fills up fast.
Town Beach Cafe
Want breakfast with a view? Town Beach Cafe is the place to go. The cafe has a great menu that caters well to most dietary requirements. Sit outside on the deck to enjoy the warm weather while tucking into plates of flapjacks with strawberries and whipped cream, eggs Benedict, or muesli.
Book a room at the Mangrove Hotel when you've secured your return flights to Broome. It's one of the best accommodation options in town! If there's no availability, stop by the hotel's bar. It's surrounded by palm trees, overlooks the beach, and there's usually live music in the evenings. They have a good choice of vegan options and an extensive wine list. Some of the items you’ll find on the menu include: buffalo cauliflower, burgers, pizzas and salads.
The Deck at Kimberley Sands Resort and Spa
Another picturesque restaurant in Broome is The Deck. Located inside the Kimberley Sands Resort and Spa, come here if you love avocado on toast with salmon, contemporary takes on classic seafood dishes, and a jaw-dropping view. The menu does feature meat dishes, however vegetarians travelling on airfare to Broome will find a couple of options to keep them satisfied.