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Staircase To The Moon

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Address: Town Beach | July to September Annually, Broome, Western Australia 6725, Australia
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the staircase is hit and miss

Kaylee and I missed it to much cloud cover.but the lighting show is so cool.we went to the mangove hotel after we found out no markets at town beach.we spoke with friendly people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2015
Joanne B
Mount Barker, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

The Staircase To The Moon is a phenomenon the occurs at certain times when there is a full moon and the tide is a a certain level. We arrived for the last opportunity to view this for the season and the previous nights had been cloudy. We went to Matso's Brewery for dinner where you can also view the Moon... More 

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Mount Barker, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Kaylee and I missed it to much cloud cover.but the lighting show is so cool.we went to the mangove hotel after we found out no markets at town beach.we spoke with friendly people to share a cab with to. l

Thank Joanne B
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

A unique experience and truly moving. The night markets with food and trinkets are great as well, a real Broome buzz

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Langkawi District, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We planned our trip to Broome to coincide with this event (and the high tides for the Horizontal Falls) and stayed at the Mangrove Hotel to be on hand. After finding a spot at 3pm (gets very busy) we were rewarded at 6.03pm with an amazing sight. Unfortunately photos don't capture it well so buy a postcard for the memory.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

What a amazing experience. Stood on the jetty with 100s of strangers watching the giant moon appear over the horizon (greeted by everyone cheering). The was something almost spiritual about the whole event and it brought a feeling of inner peace. If you're fortunate to be in town at the right time to see this event (it only happens 3... More 

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Mansfield, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

I am sure you know what this is all about - full moon rises and reflects in the mudflats of Roebuck Bay in Broome. Google the dates (it only happens a few months of the year). If you are in the area, you won't be disappointed. If it doesn't happen due to cloud, well, you get what you pay for!!!

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We were lucky enough to snag this event on the day we arrived in Broome. We caught the bus to the mangrove hotel and the staff welcomed us to take a seat and wait for the moonrise. We sat looking into the dark night for a long time not even seeing a star when suddenly an orange glow appeared on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

If you're planning a trip to Broome, it's worth trying to time it with the occurrence of the Staircase to the Moon (particularly if you're a keen photographer!). We were lucky enough to be staying in a hotel overlooking Roebuck Bay, so had great, uninterrupted views the first night. The second night we braved it with the crowds at Town... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

It was well worth the wait to see the full moon rise above the water at low tide to see the reflection on the sand and water to give the appearance of steps. I would advise people to get there early to secure a good viewing spot.

Thank Steven C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Photos do not do justice to actually being there and seeing it yourself. Not much point in trying to photograph it yourself unless you have a professional set-up. Be prepared for a the crowd that swarms over from the markets which are a great attraction in themselves.

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