Beautiful Broome’s Festival of the Pearl

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Broome Pearl Festival Dragon

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Broome is an idyllic holiday destination, with warm balmy days and a relaxed pace of life for the thriving community. However in September there is plenty to keep you busy.

Shinju Matsuri, the festival of the pearl, is a 10 day celebration of multicultural events and activities showcasing the culture, history, diversity and unique talents of Broome. Locals and tourists are invited to take part in all festivities, some of which include a float parade, Mardi gras, Art exhibition, Pearl meat cook off, Shinju Matsuri Ball and opening ceremony

WHEN: Saturday 10th until Sunday 18th September 2011

Broom Festival Float

Other Great Kids Activites in Broome:

  • A camel ride on Cable Beach.
  • The Hovercraft on Roebuck Bay.
  • An interactive presentation of pearling in the early 1900’s.
  • Kids can have their photo taken on a real Pearl Lugger, listen to stories of the treacherous lives of pearl divers and even try dressing up in a pearl divers outfit.
  • Mango slushies at the Courthouse markets and the desert buffet at the Sunset Bar & Grill overlooking Cable Beach!
  • For a day tour, hire a 4WD for the day and driving up to Cape Leveque.
  • The pearl shell Church at Beagle Bay
  • A swim at Cape Leveque is a spectacular experience of Kimberley colour, with unspoilt and pristine beaches, turquoise water and craggy red cliffs.  A perfect blend of the desert meeting the sea.


Broome & The Kimberley Holidays are pleased to release a great value NEW package offer to experience the Shinju Matsuri Festival this September in Broome. 5 night packages at the Mercure Broome including Airport Transfers, Breakfast daily and a Matso’s Broome Brewery Lunch Experience for two starts from just $599* pp. Other accommodation options are available, including Oaks Broome, Pinctada Cable Beach Spa Resort and Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa.

For Reservations contact:
Broome & The Kimberley Holidays on 1300 357 057 or visit