Broome is a thriving coastal town situated in the Kimberley region of Western Australia 2,240km north of Perth. Famous for its pearling industry, rich history and dramatic landscapes, thousands of tourists flock here during the dry season from April to September each year.
Fancy feeling like a celebrity? Well jump onboard your own privately charted, high-powered speed boat and zoom away from the shrinking city lights of Kota Kinabalu towards Palau Gaya and you will feel just like that. Standing at the bow, riding the waves in the dark while humid air pummels your face is certainly invigorating. Then arriving at a stylishly lit jetty, flanked with fancy gazebos and a golf buggy to collect us, I was waiting for the paparazzi to mistake me for someone famous.
Imagine a mere spec of an island that takes only 15 minutes to circumnavigate, fringed with azure, coral reef shallows before the deep, blue ocean resumes and where turtles greet you on arrival. I introduce Lankayan Island.
Situated between Demark and Albany, West Cape Howe National Park is a sublime section of the stunning southern coastline. With a mix of dramatic cliffs, sheltered lagoons and white sandy beaches, this place has it all!
There is something about water, the serenity it evokes, the calmness it reflects, the peacefulness it radiates, that draws all life towards it. Watching the sunrise progress and the world wake up over the Wilson Inlet from a little obscure jetty is a refreshingly meditative and reflective way to spend a morning, especially the last morning of a year.