Broome to Marble Bar
Updated: Nov 18, 2018
After Cape Leveque, we returned to Broome for 2 more nights to see a few more spots before heading south. We chose to splurge out and stay at the Discovery Parks in Broome and with the peak season pretty much over we had a ocean view site.🏕
We checked out Gantheaume Point, Streeters Jetty and took a look at the old pearling Japanese cemetery🇯🇵. On our previous pit stop in Broome, before heading up to Cape Leveque, we visited the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). The guys give a free tour of the place and explain how they get weather data🌦 etc. It was very interesting, thanks to our mates Roving Russo's for the tip!
We watched the sunset 3 times on Cable beach🌅. Once from the sunset bar, while having some sundowners with Kurts parents and twice from the beach. It’s easy to see why so many people love Broome! We also stuffed our faces, by visiting a variety of pubs & clubs, including Matso’s Brewery & The ‘Roey’.🍻
Time to move on, we headed down to Barn Hill station for our next stop. We had a nice unpowered site overlooking the red cliffs and ocean. We walked up the beach for a good 4km, finding heaps of cool rock formations🏜. The next day we decided to continue making tracks south and stopped into Eighty Mile beach for a look. We unhitched the van in the day use area and drove onto the beach for a few hours.
Kurt caught 4 salmon🎣, while Amz collected some pretty sea shells. We hitched back up and headed down the road to a roadside rest area. The next day we moseyed into Port headland for 2 nights, staying at the RV free camp in town⛺️. Right next door to the free camp, was a large grassy oval so Rusty was in heaven - rolling around on it every chance she got.
We topped up on some food, Kurt got a haircut and we both caught up on a few small things. We also dusted off our bikes🚴🏻♀️🚴🏼♂️ and rode them around town for a look. We sat and watched some big ships leave the port, with the assistance of the tug boats. Unfortunately the train line isn’t too far away from the camp, so we didn’t get much sleep over the two nights, as the trains go 24/7 to the port. 😔
Never-mind, we hitched up and backed tracked 50km to head down to Marble Bar,. On entering the town there is 6 great statues showing the history of the town. We stopped and got a photo📸 with one, before heading to the Marble Bar natural pool for a dip. The Jasper rocks change colour when you pour water over them and look like a Marble effect. Hence the name Marble Bar💁🏻♂️. We took a little bucket down and continually poured water over all the different rocks.