Help protect our
Help protect our way of life
way of life
Use designated car parks where available. In remote areas park
your vehicle away from the cliffs and off the beach, and walk. Roebuck Bay
The birds, crabs, and other people will appreciate it.
Vehicles and trail bikes are not permitted on the beach, cliffs or
coastal reserves, except at boat launching ramps.
• Stay on walking tracks in the bush or to the shore. Birds, Beach and Beauty
• Shorebirds need to rest and feed. PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB. The Bay has something for everyone who
Rest times are at high tide. enjoys a natural and pristine environment.
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Aboriginal heritage sites abound. Please respect the Law and
culture and do not disturb or take anything.
Intertidal mud flats contain millions of mud-dwelling animals.
Want to know Shorebirds
Broome Bird Observatory
WWF shorebird conservation project
1800 032 551
Avoid polluting them with fuel, oil, plastics and rubbish.
Rocks and shells provide homes and protection for many animals.
Leave them here undisturbed.
more? Aboriginal Culture and Heritage
Bugarregarre Nyadany Aboriginal (08) 9192-7057
Minyirr Park (08) 9194-0150
Rubibi Aboriginal Land, Heritage and (08) 9193-6199
Mamabulanjin Tours (08) 9192-2660.
Department of Fisheries (08) 9193-8600
Fishwatch 1800 815 507
Shire of Broome (08) 9191-3456
Dept of Conservation & (08) 9192-1036
Land Management (CALM)
Elsie Edgar near Gabanyanya Broome Visitors Centre (08) 9192-2222
Barbeques & Rubbish A community awareness initiative brought to you by
• Fire restrictions must be observed in this dry climate. Portable gas Rubibi in partnership with WWF Australia as part of the
BBQ’s are recommended Shorebird Conservation Project funded by the Natural Heritage Trust.
Thanks also to BBO, Environs Kimberley and the Shire of Broome.
• Please take your rubbish away with you. Make a difference by
collecting rubbish left by other people.
Dogs The Aboriginal custodians represented by Rubibi, welcome
visitors and hope you enjoy your stay. By respecting the
• Keep your dog on a lead. Do not allow your pooch to chase the environment you will be respecting our culture.
birds or other wildlife. An Australian Government Initiative
Roebuck Bay forms part of the Indian Jugajun
Kimberley coast, where Aboriginal Ocean (Dampier Murraginygun
Bay Walking Tracks
peoples have always lived. We use
and manage this coastal country,
both land and sea. It is the basis of (Old quarry)
our cultural, spiritual, social and (Gantheaume Broome BBO
economic life. Point)
Mirda Tree (One Tree)
With its rich mudflats, sand and Mangalagun (Crab Creek)
water, the Bay is a feeding ground Jetty
for a vast number and diversity of Toilets in Broome at Town
shorebirds - a world famous bird Town Streeters Beach, port jetty, Minyirr,
watching area, and wetland of international significance. By caring for Entrance Centre Male Oval in Chinatown and
this spectacular and bountiful country, we help ensure future generations Birds and Beaches Frederick St at shopping centres.
What to do
can also enjoy it.
We share the beach with the birds.
BBO offers limited facilities at
a small fee.
Migratory shorebirds flock here to feed Anne St Mangrove
What to Do Roebuck Bay Walk Boat launching is governed by
and rest before and after their arduous
the tides. Pay attention to
journey to their northern breeding
Catalina Pl tidal movements: it is easy
grounds. Many of these birds travel
• Watch the migratory shorebirds departing and returning or the Historical Museum to get stranded in Dampier
non-stop from the Northern Hemisphere – even the
immature birds enjoying the plentiful food during the dry season. Creek. Extreme care is needed
Arctic. They are exhausted and need peace and quiet. Guwarri
• Take a guided cultural walk with Aboriginal custodians. (Town as bogged vehicles can soon
Please keep well away so the birds do not take flight: Beach)
• Visit Broome Bird Observatory (BBO) and view the Bay from the go under water when the tide
each lift-off saps their energy, leaving them like
nearby platform, or join a bird watching tour.
Go camping at the BBO, and explore the bush and coast on foot.
Assist in research activities held regularly through the BBO.
aircraft with insufficient fuel.
When to see the Shorebirds
Explore the Mangrove Walk.
Fish from the walkway at the Port of Broome’s 183 metre jetty. Shorebirds
At low tide the mudflats are exposed and the feeding shorebirds follow
the receding tide. They appear as small brown/grey birds at the waters
Broome has a tidal variation of up to 10.5 metres. Check a tide chart
• Have a BBQ at Town Beach and enjoy the Bay's views.
edge and are scattered across before venturing out. Tides move swiftly and can easily catch you out.
• Stroll along the historic Streeter's Jetty. vast areas of mud and can
• Discover dinosaur footprints, and learn the Aboriginal story. easily be overlooked. On Take all your requirements with you, especially drinking water and sun
higher tides the birds are protection if you leave town to visit the Bay.
• Feel the cooling breezes and see the spectacular views from
Entrance Point. Great for beach picnics too! forced into roosting flocks Saltwater crocodiles live in these areas. Beware!
along the shore and are easier
• Learn about our history at the Broome Historical Museum. Crab Creek Road is unsealed and accessible except after heavy rain.
to see. The best viewing times
• Marvel at the Staircase to the Moon over Roebuck Bay. are 2 hours either side of high Camping is allowed at Broome Bird Observatory or at Caravan Parks in