Staircase To The Moon

Staircase To The Moon, Broome: Address, Staircase To The Moon Reviews: 4.5/5

Staircase To The Moon
4.5

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Town Beach July to September Annually, Broome, Western Australia 6725 Australia
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Marianne B
Oslo, Norway5 contributions
Worth it!
Sep. 2020
I still talk about this place, after soon 20 years.. Amazing phenomenon, never seen anything like this, before or after <3 (Could not choose right year her, but it was in september)
Written 31 July 2021
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MCEC2015
Perth, Australia18 contributions
A must-see beautiful phenomenon!
Jun. 2021
We watched the Staircase to the Moon from the Mangrove Hotel, and we were so glad to tick this phenomenon off our bucket list! The rising moon casts a glow over the mudflats of Roebuck Bay to resemble a staircase, quite an amazing thing to witness. We took lots of photos but they didn't reflect the beauty of it as seen with the naked eye. We were lucky enough to have a clear evening, so the view was spectacular. The Mangrove hotel was very busy, but just before moonrise, they dimmed the lights and most people moved to the edge of the property to get a closer look. The music and didgeridoo was still playing and this added to the atmosphere. If you are planning a trip to Broome, try to plan it around this phenomenon, you won't be disappointed! Also, if you plan to watch it from the Mangrove Hotel during peak months, get there by at least 4pm as finding a table proved difficult, we eventually shared a table with others who were tourists also.
Written 3 July 2021
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Postcode_X
Bunbury, Australia751 contributions
Beautiful
Jun. 2021
Heard a lot of talk about making sure we didnt miss the staircase whilst in Broome. I actually wasnt too excited to experience this natural phenomenon, but now I am so glad that I did. It is so passively magnificent and the quietness that it brings over the crowd watching is amazing. I recommend going early, if the markets are on at Town Beach and having dinner to secure a spot for the perfect vantage point.

Make sure you take a moment, put the camera down and enjoy it!
Written 2 July 2021
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Krups G
6 contributions
WOW
Sep. 2020
amazing Absoultley stunnying we watched it from Mangrove Hotel! Definently an opportunity in a life time, photos and videos just do not do justice to it at all!
Written 6 September 2020
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AlbanyRick
Albany, Australia1,976 contributions
Staircase to Moon experience from the Mangrove Hotel
Jul. 2020 • Couples
We were in Broome while the full moon was happening, and at the visitor center they suggested the best places for viewing as the Town Beach (slightly quieter) or the Mangrove Hotel (busier, but better views due to elevation). It was definitely busy - moonrise was at 7:30pm, and we'd been told to come early, but even at 5:30pm all the best seats were taken and it was hard to find a table. They don't take bookings, so it is first-in-first-served. The food was merely okay - due to the location they can charge a little more for meals that feel a bit like take-away.

When the moon began to rise, we were treated to some live atmospheric music from a trio playing a didgeridoo, keyboard, and drum. Everyone crowded to see the views of the moonrise above the water, and while it was nice, it wasn't something "wow". We don't regret coming for the experience, but it's not really something I'd plan around, or have too high expectations of.
Written 14 July 2020
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IBenevolentDictatorI
Perth210 contributions
Stairway at Town Beach
Jul. 2020
I must admit that as I sat on the terraced lawn waiting for the Moon to rise I was convinced that as the Stairway appeared people would arrive from nowhere and stand in front of me as I tried to take photos. But I was wrong. Everyone was very polite and no-one stood in the way and I was able to take lots of photos.
I have been to Broome on many occasions but never when the full moon and the tides coincided to create the Stairway. It is definitely worth seeing.
I note that the picture for this event on Tripadvisor is of Cable Beach and is of a sunset - this is not a picture of the Stairway. The Stairway to the Moon appears at the Town Beach, not at Cable Beach.
Written 11 July 2020
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Rohan
Toronto, Canada31 contributions
A must-see if the timing works out during your visit to Broome
Mar. 2020
As part of my planning for Broome, I came across this attraction and cross-referenced it with the dates of the low-tide + full moon. Turned out that I was arriving on the first night of the Staircase phenomenon!

As I was visiting Broome during the wet season, the markets hadn't begun yet, but I ended up at the Mangrove Hotel and would definitely recommend viewing this from the Mangrove. On one of the nights they had a live piano and didgeridoo performance which only added to the experience!

The Mangrove Hotel facilitates a great viewing experience (they turn the lights down, pause drinks/dinner serving, etc.) allowing you to get an amazing view of the moon rising (would recommend getting to the Mangrove a good hour to hour and a half before the noted moon-rise time) this will allow you to get a good spot and even allow you to order some dinner/drinks.

Unless you're a professional photographer: put your phone away. It's best seen with your eyes and no cell phone camera can truly capture the Staircase effect!
Written 21 March 2020
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mia
Victoria, Australia5 contributions
" staircase to HEAVEN"
Jul. 2019
I saw this amazing phenomenon and was over come with emotion , sssooo beautiful... aaawww ; ) . Travellers really should see this absolutely gorgeous sight when holidaying in or around Broome - ; )
Written 7 August 2019
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matthewcrawford
Broome, Australia19 contributions
Moon Rising
Jul. 2019 • Solo
The view of the Moon is only possible from here. It is something that if you visit Broome ever you would probably want to see! The surrounding area is also getting a face lift. Sometimes there is a fair/markets as well.
Written 4 August 2019
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JanKofMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia73 contributions
If it's on and you're there, you MUST go!
Jun. 2019 • Couples
A good idea to go early to eat at the Staircase markets at Town Beach, and then walk out to the end of the groyne to get the best views.

It doesn't last long - when we were there about 8 minutes due to cloud obstructions - but it really does look how the professional photographers capture it!

A short but unique experience - perhaps like me you've never actually watched the moon rise before?
Written 20 July 2019
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