Is Jules in heaven? This week we have him hanging out in picture perfect Broome with some swimsuit models!
Broome is the gateway to the Kimberley. Its history since white settlement is indelibly linked to the pearling industry, which blossomed after it was first established in the 1880s. Broome’s blend of colonial Australian, Aboriginal, Chinese and Japanese culture has, through generations, created a unique style and ambience. The air is scented with frangipani and vibrant bougainvillea vines add splashes of colour, with buildings and houses nestled amongst tall palms.
It is also where you will find Cable Beach, known as one of the world’s most stunning stretches of sand. Twenty two kilometres of white sands washed by the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters provide a safe environment for swimming and relaxation. (Be warned that between November and March stingers can be present in the water). There are a variety of water-based activities and most people love to take part in the daily sunset camel ride along the beach.
The Cable Beach Club is metres from the beach and just 10 minutes from Broome. Its architecture superbly reflects both the style of a tropical Kimberley house and a grand Chinese pavilion. The 10.5 hectares of gardens are lush with pandanus palms, eucalypts, water lilies and frangipani. It is also dotted, inside and out, with an astounding collection of artwork and antiques, especially surprising given the remoteness of the location.
Accommodation choices reflect Broome’s character polished timber floors, corrugated iron and painted lattice abound, with handcrafted furnishings and artwork all conspiring to make you feel like you are in another world. With a range from studio rooms to luxury suites and family bungalows, everyone is catered for.
Its proximity to the Kimberley makes it the perfect base for touring and there is a lot to do. Scenic flights over the Bungle Bungles, the Buccaneer Archipelago, Windjana and Geike gorges are breathtaking.
It is also the perfect location for a fashion launch. Jodhi Packer chose it to release her latest Tigerlily Swim and Resort Wear range, which can be found in 400 stores around Australasia and has also broken into the international market.
Willie is a magnificent 25 metre gaff rigged topsail schooner. Based on a 1901 pearl lugger, it was launched in 1986 and operates in Broome year round, cruising along Cable Beach and in historic Roebuck Bay.
For some extra fun, Broome Jetski Hire is across the road from the Cable Beach Club. They carry three people and are easy to manoeuvre.
The north coast of Western Australia.
Qantas Holidays has five-night packages to Broome, including return economy airfares, transfers, accommodation at Cable Beach Club Resort and breakfast each day. Prices start at $920 from Perth, $1083 from Adelaide, $1149 from Melbourne, $1211 from Sydney and $1240 from Brisbane, per person. Valid for travel between November 1, 2004, and March 31, 2005. Conditions apply.Willie
pearl lugger sunset cruises cost $85 for adults and $50 for children.
Broome Jetski Hire costs $40 for 15 minutes and $120 for an hour.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.
Cable Beach Club Resort
Cable Beach Road
Broome WA 6725
Ph: 1800 199 099 (08) 9192 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph: 0428 919 781www.williecruises.com.au
Broome Jetski Hire
Ph: 0400 035 800
Western Australian Tourism Commissionwww.westernaustralia.com
Ph: (02) 9338 6555www.tigerlilyswimwear.com.au
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