Staircase to the Moon, Broome

Staircase to the Moon is a 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 (sometimes into November).

On selected dates during Staircase to the Moon, the Staircase to the Moon Night Markets are on 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.

The Town Beach precinct is a great vantage spot to view the Staircase to the Moon. Another popular spot is The Mangrove Hotel Resort, who often have live entertainment on Staircase night. Other local spots include the Broome Golf Club, the Roebuck Bay lookout and also a short walk across the road from Matso's Broome. Cygnet Bay, north of Broome, also offers Staircase viewing locations.

June 2024 Staircase to the Moon dates in Broome


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Thanks to Greg Quicke for providing us with these Staircase to the Moon dates.

Thank you to Yane for use of his amazing Staircase to the Moon photo. Order a print or Staircase product online or pick up a souvenir at Yane's gallery at 17 Carnarvon St, Chinatown, Broome.

Getting there and back

Please check out the Broome Explorer Bus website for extra times on selected Staircase to the Moon nights.
They will generally leave 20 mins and 50 minutes after the moon rise from the Town Beach bus stop.

Visibility and local weather for Staircase to the Moon

Visibility may vary depending on the local weather, tides, sunset and moonrise. Check the current weather forecast here

Staircase to the Moon Night Market

Find out more about the Staircase to the Moon Night Market (on selected dates).

Fusion Moonrise Special Event

Don't forget - The final Fusion Moonrise event (which happens only twice a year) is on Tuesday 20th August 2024. More details to come!

More local events...

Our 2024 Broome Events Online Calendar will have details of other events happening in Broome around this time.

Call the Broome Visitor Centre for personalised booking assistance for tours, accommodation, car hire and more!

Phone 08 9195 2200 or email [email protected] or book online below. Our website chat feature is a quick way to ask any questions too!


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Please tag us in your Staircase to the Moon Photos!


We love to share your Staircase to the Moon photos. It can be quite tricky capturing this phenomenon on camera.
Tag @visitbroome or #visitbroome in your social media posts for your chance to appear on our Visit Broome Facebook or Instagram.


Staircase to the Moon, Broome

Event Details

Dates:

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Monday, July 22, 2024

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Tuesday, August 20, 2024

Wednesday, August 21, 2024

Thursday, August 22, 2024

Wednesday, September 18, 2024

Thursday, September 19, 2024

Friday, September 20, 2024

Thursday, October 17, 2024

Venue:

Town Beach. Broome

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