This Small Group tour is available exclusively for guests visiting our exotic Indian Ocean town and wishing to view the iconic Staircase to the Moon. This natural phenomenon which occurs when a full moon rises over the exposed tidal flats of Roebuck Bay. The Staircase to the Moon happens 2 – 3 days a month between March and October. The first two days of Staircase to the Moon generally also play host to the Staircase to the Moon markets at Town Beach. Here you can sample local produce, buy hand made products, a variety of international food, and enjoy the sounds of local entertainers. Another popular spot to view the event is The Mangrove Hotel Resort, with live entertainment every Staircase night.
We take in all the best sites of Broome with entertaining & informative commentary from your local guide. Commence with an easy paced tour around historical Chinatown then touring in our comfortable air-conditioned 4WD we visit Town Beach, sight of the WWII bombing, the fascinating and moving Japanese Cemetery before venturing to Gantheaume Point, home of the famous dinosaur footprints. We conclude with a visit to the stunning Cable Beach and a chance to dip your toes into the tropical waters.
The timing of this tour is co-ordinated to maximise your viewing time at the Staircase to the Moon.
What to Bring
A pair of shoes/sandals that you don’t mind getting wet for Tunnel Creek Tours
A broad-rimmed hat for all round sun protection
Swimming costume & towel
Comfortable walking shoes
Personal water bottle – at least 1 litre recommended
Small day pack
Light comfortable clothing, including a fleece & long trousers for evenings
Luggage Allowance: Due to vehicle capacity all bags must be ‘soft sided’ – preferably duffle type bags. On all Shared Departure tours we have a strict maximum weight of 12kg per bag. On Private Departure tours please confirm any extra luggage with us prior to the tour. We are able to assist with forwarding of excess luggage if required. Additional small day pack and camera bags are acceptable.
Your Private Luxury 4WD Adventure Includes:
All Sightseeing, Park Fees, Tours & Meals as Specified
Transport in a Fully Equiped Comfortable 4WD Vehicle – Our fleet consists of Toyota LandCruiser or similar vehicles
Pick up & Drop off at your Accommodation
Services of an Friendly & Experienced Driver Guide
Drinking Water & Snacks whilst on tour
Guaranteed Departure with just 2 Guests subject to availability
Maximum of only 4 Guests per vehicle
What’s not included:
Items of a Personal Nature
Personal Travel Insurance
Departures and itinerary are subject to availability, regional weather conditions & road closures
Personal Travel Insurance covering medical / emergency / cancellation & loss is strongly recommended
Some itineraries involve some clambering over rocks, through water & walking on un-even ground. A reasonable level of fitness is advised however options can be arranged to suit most guests abilities.
All tours operated by 3rd parties are subject to that operator’s terms & conditions and availability.
The Kimberley climate during our touring season coincides with ‘the Dry’. Generally the temperature ranges between 28-32º C during the day & may drop down to below 4º C during the night. It may be considerably warmer during September & and humidity increases during October as ‘the Wet’ approaches.