Tide Information

Please find below links to the latest tide information from the Bureau of Meteorology.

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Special dates and Tides - Staircase to the Moon, Dinosaur Footprints and Flying Boat Wreck dates...

Special dates and Tides - Staircase to the Moon, Dinosaur Footprints and Flying Boat Wreck dates...

We have also created a marked up PDF with all of the Staircase to the Moon dates, dates the Gantheaume Point Dinosaur Footprints are visible (on tides less then 2.16m) and the Catalina Flying Boat Wrecks (visible on tides less than 0.86m).

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Broome's Unique Dinosaur Footprints

Broome's Unique Dinosaur Footprints

Dinosaur footprints dating back over 120 million years can be seen around the Broome area at certain low tides. Enormous Brontosaurus-type seropod and other theropod dinosaur prints, including Stegosaurus, were laid about 130 million years ago.

The prints are scattered around Roebuck Bay and along the coast, some can be reached by foot from at Gantheaume Point when tides are below 2.16m, be aware that the rocks are slippery. Other prints are best reached by on tour with Broome Dinosaur Adventures/Broome Hovercraft.

Footprints can be seen at low tide around Cable Beach, Gantheaume Point and Reddell Beach. The Dinosaur Coast Management Group (DCMG) is a not-for-profit organisation, formed in 2015 to protect and promote the dinosaur tracks of the Dampier Peninsula and to educate the public about their cultural and scientific importance. For more information visit the Dinosaur Coast Management Group website.

There is also a Dinosaur Coast Track Guide app you can download.

Catalina "Flying Boat" Wrecks

Catalina "Flying Boat" Wrecks

The mud of Roebuck Bay has done a very good job of preserving the aircraft. At extremely low tides, the plane wrecks are visible to those who wish to walk the kilometre across the Roebuck Bay mud flats from Town Beach. The Catalina Boat Wrecks are fully visible at tides less than 0.86m. It is recommended you allow an hour to walk to out to the wrecks, and an hour to return to shore. Enclosed shoes are also recommended. Alternatively see the wrecks on a hovercraft tour.

The giant tides are part of Broome's unique charm, but it is important to know the times of the tides if you plan to drive on Cable Beach or want to try your hand at mud crabbing in Roebuck Bay.

Kimberley Tides

Kimberley Tides

Twice a day a 10 metre tidal wave crashes into the Kimberley Coast in ferocious fashion, made particularly spectacular as it bottle necks in the channels of the islands giving rise to terrifying standing waves, enormous whirlpools and majestic waterfall reefs.

Low tide

Low tide

See some very old and perfectly preserved dinosaur tracks in rock on the beach or marvel at the brightly coloured inhabitants that bask amongst the Mangrove trees lining the coast. You will be amazed by the history that hides on our ocean floor.

Sunrise and Sunset times


View sunrise and sunset times for Broome here

Neap Tides


Neap tides are when there is the smallest difference between low and high tides. Below are the dates for neap tides.

July 2021

Sunday 4th
Monday 5th
Sunday 18th
Monday 19th
Tuesday 20th

August 2021

Monday 2nd
Tuesday 3rd
Wednesday 4th
Thursday 5th
Wednesday 18th
Thursday 19th
Friday 20th

September 2021


Wednesday 1st
Thursday 2nd
Friday 3rd
Wednesday 15th
Thursday 16th
Friday 17th
Thursday 30th

October 2021

Friday 1st
Saturday 2nd
Friday 15th
Saturday 16th
Sunday 17th
Friday 29th
Saturday 30th
Sunday 31st

November 2021


Monday 1st