Four days of leisurely exploration in Broome and along the Kimberley Coast shows how blissful a change of pace can be.

Life’s troubles tend to melt away on Cable Beach, 22 kilometres of bone-white sand and aquamarine water. Watch the sun paint the sky over the Indian Ocean on a camel ride along the shore. When the mud flats are exposed and the full moon rises over Roebuck Bay from March - November, Mother Nature plays tricks with the ‘staircase’ to the moon, a spellbinding optical illusion.

Broome’s Aboriginal and pearling history runs deep, shaping its food, buildings and culture. Get among it on a guided tour of a pearling farm, or join an Aboriginal-guided tour to learn more about the region. Charge your glass at a fusion, fine-dining or pub-grub restaurant experience. Or catch glimpses of Chinatown’s bawdy past as you peruse the gem boutiques.

More than 130 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, they left their mark among the fiery red cliffs at Gantheaume Point – retrace their steps at low tide.

Adventure awaits those willing to go further afield. Discover the surging tidal waters of Horizontal Falls. Catch mud crabs or forage for bush tucker with Aboriginal guides, all against a stunning backdrop of pearly white sands, iridescent blue-green waters and chilli-red rock.

Purnululu National Park, home to the Bungle Bungles, is also within striking distance of Broome. A labyrinth of black-and-orange limestone karsts, this 350-million-year-old landscape is remote, ancient and awe-inspiring.

A visit to Broome and the Kimberley Coast is best experienced from May to October. Time your visit with Shinju Matsuri, a unique cultural event that takes place from August to September each year.