A colorful history accompanies Broome's Chinatown. During the heyday of Broome's pearling industry, the pearlers (many from China, Japan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Europe) would arrive back on shore cashed up and head to the opium dens and billiard halls of Chinatown.
Things have changed. You won’t find opium dens; however, you will still find corrugated sheds alongside some fascinating Chinese architecture and delicious food. The area is filled with pearl shops selling pearls and mother-of-pearl products many of which come from local waters.
Stroll around, soak up the atmosphere and learn about Broome's exciting history from the great storyboards on the shops along Johnny Chi Lane.
Review by Cheryl W, September 2012
We had a fantastic time in Broome. The Tour and Camel Ride at Sunset on Cable Beach was the Highlight. We will return. C and J
Review by Allyson S, July 2011
Awesome tour - our bus driver was very informative and we learnt a lot about Broome. Camel ride was the highlight - a must for anyone visiting Broome - magical!
Review by Samuel H, United Kingdom, August 2008
Chinatown is still the commercial center of Broome so it is a major stop for the Broome Bus, which has comprehensive coverage of Broome. It is also walking distance from the airport.