Welcome to Broome

The Broome Visitor Centre is thrilled to welcome cruise passengers to Broome.

Where is the cruise ship meeting point?

The cruise ship transfers meeting point on Napier Terrace in Chinatown, Broome (opposite the Roebuck Bay Hotel Bottle Shop). This is where the large cruise ship bus transfers will arrive in Broome/Chinatown.

What is the cruise ship meeting point?

The cruise ship meeting point is where the cruise arrival team will greet you after your bus transfer from the port/wharf and where you can pick up maps, walk over to the visitor centre or jump on the Broome Explorer Bus to see the sights!

Cruise arrival location in Chinatown, Broome
Cruise arrival location in Chinatown, Broome. Photo: Kimberley Development Commission.

Where is the visitor centre?

The Broome Visitor Centre is a short walk from the cruise bus drop off location. Heading west on Napier Tce, walk along the path around Male Oval (or walk directly across the oval) to the entrance for the visitor centre just near the car park. Call us on 08 9195 2200 or get directions from one of the cruise arrival greeting team. We often have staff at the cruise arrival meeting point to assist you.

Please note: The Broome Visitor Centre is currently closed on Sundays

Read on for more information.

Which cruise ships are coming soon?

2024 Schedule

(Updated 28/3/202424 - dates. times and details may change). We have listed large ships only below.

Date, Ship (guest + crew numbers)

19/06/2024 Pacific Explorer (2300)
1/09/2024 Coral Princess (1970)
9/09/2024 Coral Princess (1970)
1/11/2024 Queen Elizabeth (2081)
10/11/2024 Crown Princess (3080)
29/11/2024 Resilient Lady (2770)
3/12/2024 Westerdam (1916)

All cruise transfers times are subject to change based on local conditions and cruise operations, These are indicative times only.


Our beautiful cruise heading photo is from Abby Murray Photography.


Download a copy of the Cruise Passenger Welcome Map

This handy map includes local highlights and more...

Broome Explorer Bus

Hop on and off with a day pass!

Trav­el­ling with the Broome Explor­er Bus is one of the eas­i­est and cheap­est ways to see Broome. We run regular hop on and off services on cruise arrival days with bus stops near to all major highlights, on our way through Town Beach, Chi­na­town, Broome Boule­vard Shopping Centre and Cable Beach. Bus passes are available to purchase at the cruise meeting point for large ship days.

Download the Broome Explorer Bus timetable

Broome Explorer Bus usually run extra services in addition to normal services on cruise ship dates. Day passes will be available to purchase at the cruise meeting point.

Museum is open!

Museum is open!

The Broome Historical Museum invites cruise passengers to come and browse our air-conditioned museum. Jump off the Broome Explorer Bus at the Town Beach/Museum stop. The museum usually opens for cruise ship arrival dates from 10am - 4pm (or 10am - 2pm on a Sunday).

2 hour Broome Town Bus Tour with AOC

ABSOLUTE OCEAN CHARTERS offer Broome town tours by bus

Time to be confirmed by operator. Please call the Broome Visitor Centre on 08 9195 2200 to enquire or make a booking.

Scenic Flights for cruise guests

2.5 hour scenic Incredible Islands and fly over Horizontal Falls

Please call the Broome Visitor Centre on 08 9195 2200. We require 3 more guests to confirm this departure!
You can also request your seats online here (no payment made until departure is confirmed) - look for tour named 'INCREDIBLE ISLANDS - 2.5hr non-stop scenic"

An exciting new experience in Broome!

Join us for an exhilarating 1 hour tour through Roebuck Bay on a custom built V8 airboat!
Roebuck Bay is full of WW2 and pearling history which our guide will inform you of. We will take a tour up Dampier creek taking in the abundant wildlife and amazing tidal movement. We do get a bit wet and muddy at times.

Fully guided bus tours for Cruise Ship guests

Broome and Around offer guided bus tours. On cruise days they usually have a specific Cruise tour that collects from the wharf.

BOOK THESE TOURS ONLINE (look for the tour named Broome Port Panoramic Sightseeing Adventure)

Live Pearl Harvest (Broome) at the Chinatown Showroom

Pearl meat tasting available!

This tour gives visitors an insight into the fascinating history of pearling in Cygnet Bay and how we cultivate some of the most sought-after and beautiful pearls in the world. Come and be enlightened on the rich multicultural aspect of the pearling history and experience a live pearl harvest and yummy pearl meat tasting!

Location: Cygnet Bay Pearls of Australia Showroom, Dampier Tce, Chinatown. Not too far from where the cruise transfer buses arrive.

Local Car Hire available

Local Car Hire available

Broome Broome Car Rentals would like to welcome cruise guests to Broome. We have small cars and small 4wds available if you would like to explore Broome at your own pace. Complimentary pick up is available.

Explore Broome app

The new Shire of Broome Explore Broome app is available to download!

Use the QR codes below to download the app today.

Read the Cruise Broome Guide to Broome and Surrounds