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Rent a motorhome in Broome

Explore the gateway to Australia’s last frontier

For a motorhome holiday across Western Australia, there’s nothing better than finding destinations that offer a variety of landscapes and activities. In Broome, you’ll find both and more. Home to sweeping beaches, sandstone formations and prehistoric dinosaur fossils, the area sets the stage for a holiday of swimming, hiking and exploring.

But Western Australia is vast, and beyond the limits of Broome, you’ll find plenty to discover in the state with the help of a motorhome or camper van rental.

Read on to find out more about Broome and what it offers when setting off on a motorhome holiday with the help of motorhomebookers.com.

Top 5 facts about Broome

  1. When the tide is low in Broome, you can see three different types of fossilised dinosaur tracks from 130 million years ago.
  2. With over 300 different species of birds, Broome is home to more than a third of Australia’s total species.
  3. Broome is known for being slow and laid-back, so much so that there are no traffic lights in the Western Australian beach resort town.
  4. Between March and early November, a phenomenon known as “The Staircase to the Moon” occurs when a full moon rises and reflects off the tidal flats on Roebuck Bay.
  5. During extremely low tides, you can walk out on Roebuck Bay from Town Beach and see the remnants of World War II flying boat wrecks.

These highlights await you when you rent a camper van in Broome

If you’re in search of a beach, you’ll find just what you’re looking for at Broome’s Cable Beach. Between the white sand, swaying palm trees and sunsets on the Indian Ocean, there’s nothing quite like this Kimberley destination. If you’re adventurous, you can even try a guided camel ride.

Further south along the coast of the Indian Ocean, Gantheaume Point will transport you back in time. The promontory is known for its Broome Sandstone from the Early Cretaceous period, in which you can see dinosaur footprints and plant fossils when the tide is especially low. It’s recommended you bring your climbing shoes to explore the rocks and find the best ocean views.

Suppose you’re interested in venturing out of town on a day trip. In that case, Tunnel Creek National Park offers insight into the indigenous history and a chance to get up close and personal with the natural cave through which Tunnel Creek flows. Inside, Aboriginal rock paintings decorate the walls of the cave, which was once the hideout of the Aboriginal warrior Jandamarra.

This makes Broome particularly suitable as a starting point for your road trip

The attractions in Broome are only the start when it comes to exploring Western Australia. For example, a nine-hour drive east on the Great Northern Highway will lead you to Halls Creek, another town located in the Kimberley region that offers a glimpse into the Australian outback.

With unique attractions like Wolfe Creek Crater, and a well-preserved meteorite impact crater, Halls Creek is an ideal stop on the way to Purnululu National Park. Known for the sandstone domes of the Bungle Bungle Range, which can be viewed from the Kungkalanayi Lookout, Prunululu is a natural phenomenon that paints a detailed picture of the history here.

For the most complete experience of Western Australia, a trip from Broome to Perth will take you to the state’s largest city with plenty of exciting stops along the way.

Though the distance between the two is over 2,000 kilometres, detours to towns like Exmouth break up the trip and offer attractions along the coast, like Cape Range National Park, where you can discover the rugged landscape and deep canyons or snorkel with the turtles in Osprey Bay.

Camper van rental: Useful information for your trip to Broome

In Broome, you’ll find motorhome rentals that will make your dreams of a Western Australian holiday a reality. Before renting, you’ll need to ensure you’re at least 21 years of age and have a major credit card. In some cases, rental companies will allow those as young as 18 to qualify for a rental, though they may be subject to additional daily fees.

You’ll need a valid driver’s licence to rent a motorhome but do not need a special licence to operate a recreational vehicle. If your licence is not in English, it’s recommended you get an International Driving Permit.

If you’re travelling to Broome for a Western Australian holiday, you can fly into town via Broome International Airport before collecting your rental.

Rent a motorhome now and discover the region around Broome

Every journey begins with one step, and when you start your Western Australian motorhome holiday in Broome, your first step will be one to remember. Discover quintessential Australian beaches and a laid-back atmosphere before heading off in your RV rental to the outback of Australia’s “last frontier”.

To get started planning, visit motorhomebookers.com. Here you’ll find information about vehicle availability, reservation dates and competitive pricing all in one place to make your vacation dreams come true.

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