Staircase to the Moon Night Market at Town Beach, Broome

The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon observed in Broome Western Australia between April and October only. It is caused by the rising of a full moon reflecting on the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching up to the moon.

The Staircase Markets are held at the Town Beach Precinct on Hamersley Street for one night of the full moon April – October. Wander around the colourful local stalls under the stars, sample the tastes of Broome cuisine, listen to local live music and take in the spectacular Staircase to the Moon.

The Staircase to the Moon Night Markets in Broome illuminate the coastal town with a magical evening glow. Aligned with the natural phenomenon of the Staircase to the Moon, where the moonrise reflects off the tidal flats, these markets offer a unique and enchanting experience with live entertainment at each event. Held at the Town Beach Reserve, the markets come alive with a curated selection of stalls featuring handmade crafts and delectable local cuisine.

Times: 4pm - 8pm

Monday 22nd July

Getting there and back: Please check out the Broome Explorer Bus website for extra times on Staircase Market nights.

They will generally leave 20 mins and 50 minutes after the moon rise from the Town Beach bus stop.

Google map link for the market location at Town Beach.

For more information visit the Broome Markets website

Dates and times may change. Please always come back closer to the event time to confirm details are still correct.

Staircase to the Moon Night Market at Town Beach, Broome

Event Details


Monday, July 22, 2024
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
at 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, September 19, 2024
at 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday, October 18, 2024
at 4:00pm - 8:00pm




Town Beach Precinct on Hamersley Street

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