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Broome Bird Observatory

Location: Broome Bird Observatory, Crab Creek Road, Broome

Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM March through November. These hours apply to the office and shop, but the Observatory trails and facilities are accessible at all hours.

Broome Bird Observatory is located on the north shore of Roebuck Bay, shorebird capital of Australia and one of the world's great bird-watching destinations.
We are a not-for-profit organisation for research, education and recreational bird-watching.

Join one of our tours and experience Broome's amazing birdlife - we offer 1hr, 2.5hr and full-day tours to Roebuck Bay and beyond. For tour information and booking click here

Stay overnight in our basic but comfortable air-con rooms, or camp in our bush campground ($15 per adult per night, children 8-12 years $7.50, under 8s free)

Take a short walk down to the beach or explore the trails around the BBO grounds.

Join us for Bird Log every evening - share your observations and hear what other birds and animals have been seen around the area.

Learn about research based at the BBO - visitors are welcome to participate in our regular mud-sampling and shorebird banding activities.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds available for cancellations made 30 days or more prior to booked date of arrival. No refunds available for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to booked date of arrival.



The turn off to the Broome Bird Observatory is 9km out of Broome, opposite the Cape Leveque turn off (look out for the tiny blue sign saying Bird Observatory). From there it is 15km along Crab Creek Road. The road is unsealed and the use of 4WD vehicles is recommended.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bunk Beds
  • BYO Food & Drinks
  • Communal Bathroom
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Freezer
  • Linen Provided
  • No Pets
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Private Fridge
  • Shared BBQ
  • Shared Outdoor Dining/Alfresco Area
  • Annotated Bird List
  • Bushwalking Trails
  • Carpark
  • Communal Fridge
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Groups Welcome
  • Native Bush
  • Non Smoking Indoors
  • Private Bathroom
  • Self contained
  • Shared Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Unpowered Sites


Shorebird migration season is pretty much over for birds heading north to the breeding grounds, and we look forward to welcoming them back from August onwards. In the meantime, there are still plenty of shorebirds and other birds sticking around for the dry season - come out and see what you can find.

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