GORV - Digital Magazine Issue #65 - Page 64

Broome is simply made for tourists . There are heaps of cafes , restaurants , pubs and bars . Plenty of retail shops and galleries are found here , too , particularly in the Chinatown district , and several markets run throughout the week . The Broome Courthouse Markets run on weekends while at Town Beach , night markets are on every Thursday , June to September , and the Staircase to the Moon happens every full moon from April to October .
Catch a film at the historic Sun Pictures , touted as being ‘ the world ’ s oldest picture gardens ’, or find a patch of sand on the famed Cable Beach and relax .
Conversely , Kununurra has a country-town feel to it . Locals are laid back and up for a chat . It ’ s made for exploring , a chooseyour-own-adventure kind of place . For a fantastic lookout of the area , climb Kelly ’ s Knob in town or Elephant Rock a bit further out .
Check out Celebrity Tree Park to see which celebrities have planted a tree here during a visit . Mirima National Park , located on the western side of town , is known as the ‘ Mini Bungles ’ for the sandstone domes reminiscent of Purnululu National Park , except they ’ re much more easily accessible !
Head to Ivanhoe Crossing to watch fishermen risking the crocfilled waters for that elusive barra or the adventurous 4WDers braving the river crossing , sometimes with their van in tow .
When it comes to accommodation , both towns have plenty of caravan parks to choose from , but they can book out in the busiest part of the dry season , especially in Broome .
For offroad vans , Broome has fantastic free , RV-accessible beachside camping just out of town along Manari Road at places such as Quondong Point , while Kununurra has a couple spots to camp along Parry Creek Road .
W I N N E R ! It depends what you ’ re after !
View of Kununurra from Kelly s Knob .
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