Camel rides along a 22km-long beach, intimate wildlife encounters and vast untouched landscapes all just a quick 4.5-hour direct flight away via Jetstar Asia. Read on to find out how to score one-way flights to Broome from just S$125^!

Willie Creek in Broome - Broome Australia

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Australia is one of our favourite countries to visit. We’ve seen wild wombats in Tasmania, gone surfing at the famous Bondi Beach and shucked fresh oysters in New South Wales, plus captured gorgeous views of the Milky Way at the Pinnacles in Western Australia. Yet there’s still so much of the country left to explore!

Introducing Broome, a beach town in Western Australia that might not be on your radar — but should be. It’s the perfect getaway for stressed-out city folks, with a population density of just 0.34 people per km2, compared to Singapore’s 8,592 per km2. There are white sandy beaches stretching on for miles, amazing national parks, tons of wildlife and plenty of good food.

Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park Kimberley Region - Things to do in Australia

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I haven’t even gotten to the best part. Jetstar Asia is introducing new direct flights from Singapore to Broome — and it’s just 4.5 hours away! But if you’re not yet convinced, here are some of the best things to do in Broome:

1) Ride a Camel During Sunset at Cable Beach

Riding camels at Cable Beach during sunset - Things to do in Broome Australia

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Forget horseback riding, Broome offers guests the chance to ride into the sunset on a camel. The backdrop is none other than the famous Cable Beach — 22km of pristine white sand hugging the Indian Ocean. Fun fact: Cable Beach got its name from the telegraph cable that connected Australia’s north-west to the rest of the world in 1889!

Riding camels at Cable Beach - Broome Australia

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The sunsets here are legendary, with brilliant shades of pink, orange and purple painting the sky. During low tide, you’ll get reflections that make for amazing photographs. There’s also plenty of other things to do at Cable Beach, like spotting wildlife — it’s a prime turtle nesting spot between October and March!

Cost: AU$30/pax (~S$26) for pre-sunset tour, AU$55/pax (~S$49) for sunset tour
Tour timings:
Multiple slots between 3PM – 5PM
How to get there:
2min walk from Broome city centre (Google Maps)

2) Spot Rare Snubfin Dolphins

Broome Whale Watching Snubfin Dolphin Tour - Broome Australia

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Being a beachside town, there are plenty of spots to view marine life in Broome! Dugongs, sea turtles, manta rays and migrating humpback whales are just some of the marine creatures you can find at Roebuck Bay just off the coast.

Broome Whale Watching Snubfin Dolphins - Australia Guide

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The main character of the town, though, is the rare snubfin dolphin (affectionately called snubbies by locals)! They have a unique rounded head and were identified as a new species in 2005. They can only be found in Australia and southern Papua New Guinea and are sadly listed as a vulnerable species. Joining a snubfin dolphin eco-tour by Broome Whale Watching is one of the only ways to see them!

Broome Whale Watching is an EcoStar-accredited business — their tours are carbon-neutral, and they play a part in local marine conservation.

Cost: From AU$145/pax (~S$128)
Tour timings:
8:30AM – 12PM (Mid-Sep to Late-Jun), 8AM – 11:30AM (Late Jun to Mid-Sep)
How to get there:
Hotel pickup

3) Learn About Pearl Farming

Pearl Farm in Broome - Broome Australia

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Broome has a rich history as a vibrant pearling town dating back to the 1880s. It’s known for top-quality South Sea pearls carefully harvested at pearl farms and has several shops in town selling pearl jewellery.

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Harvesting - Broome Australia

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Join a pearl farm tour at Willie Creek Pearl Farm to learn more about the entire pearl farming process from shell to showroom. It starts with a scenic ride from town to the farm, where you’ll tour the pearl oyster nursery.

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Boat Ride - Broome Australia

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A highlight of the pearl tour is being able to cruise the clear waters of Willie Creek and see the oyster longlines in action. You might even spot wildlife, like resident saltwater crocodiles. The tour ends with a pearl harvesting demonstration — a process that’s two years in the making!

Cost: AU$89/pax (~S$78) excl. transport, AU$145/pax (~S$128) incl. transport
Tour timings:
8:45AM, 10:15AM, 1PM
How to get there:
37min drive from Broome (Google Maps)

4) Soar Above the Horizontal Falls

Horizontal Falls View from Seaplane - Broome Australia

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Broome is the gateway to some incredible natural landscapes like the Horizontal Falls, described by David Attenborough as “one of the greatest wonders of the natural world”. It’s exactly what it sounds like — fast-moving tidal currents squeezing through narrow gorges, which create a series of “horizontal waterfalls”.

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures - Hidden gems in Australia

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A day tour with Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures promises an adventure-packed itinerary. Start with a scenic flight via seaplane from Broome before landing in Talbot Bay. You’ll then hop on a power boat to cruise through the Horizontal Falls! There’s also the option to snorkel here — you might even spot a local tawny nurse shark 👀

Cost: From AU$1,085/pax (~S$955) — incl. of round-trip seaplane flight from Broome, cruise, one meal and snorkelling gear
Tour timings:
5AM – 11AM, 11AM – 5PM
How to get there:
Hotel pickup

5) Road Trip Around The Kimberley Region

Road Trip in The Kimberley Region - Broome Australia

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Broome is located in the greater Kimberley region — which is three times the size of England, and has a population under 40,000. It’s relatively untouched, with rugged natural landscapes that make for a pretty epic Australia road trip.

Read also: The Ultimate Australia Road Trippin’ Guide — 10 Itineraries For The Perfect Adventure of a Lifetime

Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park - Broome Australia

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Hop on a four-wheel drive adventure along the Gibb River Road, which includes highlights like Mitchell River National Park and Manning Gorge. Alternatively, journey to see the famous Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park!

Fly Direct to Broome from 25 June 2024

Drone Shot of Cable Beach - Broome Australia

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Now you’re probably wondering — how do I get to Broome? Starting 25 June 2024, Jetstar will be launching a new direct route from Singapore to Broome and it only takes 4.5 hours to get there! It’s Jetstar’s first direct flight between Singapore and Broome and there’ll be two flights a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

To celebrate the launch of this new route, Jetstar will be having a sale from 28 March – 2 April 2024, where one-way flights to Broome start from just S$125^! 🥳


And if you’re a frequent flyer, consider signing up to be a Club Jetstar member. You’ll get to enjoy exclusive travel perks like 20% off baggage and seats selection, plus access to member-exclusive sales and more — for you and up to four others all year round*. Not to mention, Club Jetstar members get even lower sales fares to Broome from just S$115^*. Looks like it’s time for an epic Australian getaway! 👀

Are there other hidden gems in Australia besides Broome you think we should visit? Share with us in the comments below!

This post was brought to you by Jetstar.

^Sale ends 2 April 2024 11.59pm SGT, unless sold out prior. One way, excludes checked baggage, includes taxes. Prices are quoted in Singapore dollars and are based on fee-free payment options such as SingPost offline payment mode and Jetstar vouchers. For other payment options, a payment fee may apply. Limited availability, selected travel dates and conditions apply. Singapore-Broome flights commence on 25 June 2024, subject to government and regulatory approval. Other T&Cs apply.

*Club Jetstar has an ongoing annual membership fee of SGD $48. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.

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