17:30 AEST Sat Feb 9 2013
Broome in Western Australia's Kimberley region was once a small pearling town on the edge of the desert. Its multicultural mix was shaped when Japanese, Filipino and Malay pearl divers arrived in droves to seek their fortune. Thanks to unpolluted water, South Sea pearls are still coveted around the world.
Tourism was inevitable. Broome's 22 kilometre white sand Cable Beach, five star hotels and walks or camel rides at sunset make it worth the journey. Fiery ochre cliffs and turquoise waters give inspiration to artists, writers and musicians.
When Jason visited, he opted for a most unusual way to take it all in. He joined a three hour Broome Trike Tour. They started operating in 1999 and their six passenger licensed limo trike collects you at your hotel for a ride through the area's landmarks and history.