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Broome Bird Observatory

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Address: Via Crab Creek Road, 25 Kilometres From Broome | Kimberley Region, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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Broome Bird Observatory is located on the north-west coast of Australia on...

Broome Bird Observatory is located on the north-west coast of Australia on the shores of Roebuck Bay. The Broome region is regarded as the most significant site in Australia for shorebirds as well as being of high signifcance among other locations for shorebirds across the world. Roebuck Bay has the greatest diversity of shorebird species of any site on the planet and around 150,000 of these birds visit annually.

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We stayed in the chalet for two nights. This is fully self-contained with a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom, set around a central living space, a couple of minutes walk from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the chalet for two nights. This is fully self-contained with a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom, set around a central living space, a couple of minutes walk from the shade house (communal kitchen facilities for campers, plus covered viewing of birds (and roos!) that come to drink from the bird baths. Our teenager enjoyed catching and... More 

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Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this review

Dear TalbotTravellers, Thank you for visiting us once again, and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our peaceful observatory. Kind regards, The Wardens More 

Forth, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff here are very helpful, although most of the birds had gone, they gave us good tips where to go. But even without the birds, lots of quiet beautiful beach spots to relax and enjoy

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Thank Timothy1967
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful course to learn about shorebirds and their migrating history, Wardens very skilled, informative and patient and obviously enjoy their roles. Food for the course was plentiful and quite exotic and varied. Weather hot and humid but course planned carefully to minimise this. Accommodation basic but Chalet good for a group. Camping spots available,

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

An easy drive in a 4WD along good dirt roads will get you to this pristine location with breathtaking vistas and views and literally tens of thousands of birds. If you time your visit with the tide this is an awesome experience. This is also a spot that gives you a true appreciation of just how high the sea rises... More 

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Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Mark G - we are glad you were able to experience the incredible tides we have here in Broome, and how the shorebirds interact with them. More 

Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Roebuck Bay is home for the Austral summer to an enormous number of migratory shorebirds. If you want to find out all about the birds and their incredible migratory flights then this is a great place to go. Knowledgable staff and more birds than you're likely to see anywhere else in Australia.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Observatory is a good drive out of Broome, along a very rough dirt road - check the tide is IN before leaving, otherwise you'll go all the way out and won't see any birds

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Did the bush birds tour with guide David Campbell. Headed out a few hours before sunset in a 4wheel drive the observatory provided. Luckily i was the only person booked in, apart from a friend of Davids so it was a very personal tour. Being on private property and a working cattle station you get to see areas of land... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

We took a leisurely drive out to the Broome Bird Observatory and it was fantastic! All the birds and the scenery, seriously the pics we took don’t do it justice at all, the panoramic vistas were amazing especially early in the morning. If you have the chance to do a guided tour, definitely do it, we had a great guide... More 

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Broome B, Manager at Broome Bird Observatory, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit and tour! More 

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Anyone even slightly interested in nature, especially birds, should visit this place. I would strongly recommend doing a couple of the guided tours which I did. Saw an amazing number of beautiful birds, some fairly rare and learnt a lot from the excellent, knowledgable wardens.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were a bit late getting to the Observatory - the dirt road takes a bit longer to travel than expected. However, we were very impressed with this not for profit, none government organisation, which is devoted to research. This is not a flash resort. There is a variety of accommodation if you'd like to do a bit of serious... More 

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