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Gantheaume Point
Gantheaume Point

Gantheaume Point

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Gantheaume Point Rd, Broome, 6725

The Basics

At Gantheaume Point, you can admire ancient dinosaur footprints at low tide, paddle in Anastasia’s Pool, and see Gantheaume Lighthouse. Half- and full-day tours of Broome often include a photo stop at Gantheaume Point, and tend to cover Cable Beach, Broome Port, and the Japanese Cemetery, the largest of its kind in Australia. For the ultimate sightseeing experience—and the best possible views of the coast—opt for a helicopter flight.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Gantheaume Point offers little shade so bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water, especially if you plan on walking.

  • Free parking is available just a few minutes’ walk from the shore.

  • Wear sturdy shoes if you plan to climb the coastal rocks, which offer great views of the dinosaur prints.

  • The main viewpoints are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get There

Gantheaume Point lies at the southern end of Cable Beach, around a 10-minute drive from downtown Broome. Only one bus per day runs between Broome and Gantheaume Point so if you don’t have your own transport, it’s easiest to take a taxi or join a guided tour.

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When to Get There

Gantheaume Point is magnificent at any time of the day but for the most impressive views, take an early morning walk along Cable Beach or arrive in time to watch the sunset, which makes the rocks appear to glow red. To see the dinosaur footprints, you’ll need to visit during low tide—check at the Broome Visitor Centre for tide times.

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In the footsteps of dinosaurs at Gantheaume Point

One of the most unique sights at Gantheaume Point is a series of ancient dinosaur footprints carved into the flat red rocks of the seabed. Located around 100 feet (30 meters) out to sea, the footprints date back some 130 million years and have been identified as belonging to nine different types of dinosaurs, including Stegosaurus and Wintonopus. If you can’t make it out to see, moulded casts of the footprints are available to view on the clifftops.

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