Broome Historical Walking Tours

Broome Historical Walking Tours

Broome Historical Walking Tours
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Take a walk into the past and view the Broome of yesteryear through historic images. Visit the iconic locations where they were taken. Hear the stories and learn the legends surrounding the worlds most remote frontier town.
Broome, Western Australia, Australia

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Saltrips_30
Glen Waverley, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
One of the most engaging and informative tours we have done. Wil’s energy, enthusiasm and knowledge made for an enjoyable and interesting morning. Time very well spent. Thank you Wil.
Written 8 June 2023
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johnlC7141NL
Caulfield Junction2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We did the Wil Thomas Broome Historical walking tour, he is an amazing guide and local historian. We learnt so much about Broome and the history of Australia. Wil was able to bring the local history to life as we walked along the foreshore and imagined events occurring over time. We 100% recommend this tour to anyone wanting to understand the history of Broome as well as Second World War attacks on Australian soil. Not to be missed!
Written 17 August 2022
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PhillippaW
Sydney, Australia94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Wil used photographs and landmarks to explain Broome's history. He is very personable and a lively story-teller. Broome's history is fill of big characters, money and tragedy - and some dark truths. Absolutely fascinating
Written 19 May 2022
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Ann Murdoch
Perth, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
This historical walking tour rates as one of the best I have ever taken part in, and I have been on a good few across the world.

Will takes you to many spots in the Town Beach area, and then brings Broome to life through stories. At the same time as telling the story, he shows you a picture of the location you are seeing at that point in history. The result - Broome's colourful and unique characters and scenes leap fully formed into your imagination. A wonderful morning.

And it was clear that we could have spent two days with Will and not come even come close to exhausting his repetoire.
Written 24 June 2021
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Lesley B
Bunbury, Australia25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Will is passionate font of knowledge about the three fascinating chapters in Broome’s history.. We were moved to tears, heartbroken and appalled in turns during the riveting 2.5hr tour... Will is the master weaver of beguiling mysteries and jaw-dropping facts in the revelation of the twists and turns of the Characters about whom he talks.
An absolute must-do when you’re in Broome.. you will seriously never view this beautiful place the same again!
Astounding in every aspect!
Written 14 August 2020
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Michelle C
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Looking for a walking talking encyclopedia of Broome's history? Find Will and this tour! This was a wonderful, fun, interesting morning walk around the beautiful town beach area of Broome. So rich in history I had goosebumps at times with Will explaining the history of where I was standing. It was quite a warm day so Will chose a shady route which was an easy walk of around 2 hours. With Wills enthusiasm, passion and encyclopedic historical knowledge, the time flew by too quickly. Ending at the Historical Museum we were able to potter around and learn a little more about this amazing place and its rich history. Thoroughly enjoyable morning and a great way to kick off your adventure to Broome. A real must do, thanks so much Will.
Written 6 November 2019
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Siobhan
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
The tour was a really great background to Broome’s settler history, especially pearling and WWII. Wil was full of an amazing stash of knowledge, told via engaging story-telling and enthusiasm. He was very generous with his time, giving us well over the allotted time. Free entry to the museum afterwards wrapped up an exceptional morning. Thanks heaps Wil!
Written 24 July 2019
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barkingdog10
Perth, Australia100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Couples
There is so much more to Broome than pearl shops and camel rides on the beach. Will immersed us in Broome’s amazing history, full of larger than life characters. We try and read as much as we can about the places we visit, so some of the stories were familiar to us, but Will really brought it alive. You can use your passouts to return to the museum the next day to really absorb all that rich history. We expect to dream tonight of strolling on the mangrove foreshore amongst the luggers.
Written 19 July 2019
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Michael R
South Yarra, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Friends
History was never this exciting or fascinating at school. You will get swept up in Will’s enthusiasm and the history of Broome in WW2 including Japanese bombing that left the harbour in flames, the stories of race riots, pearl shell diving, indigenous exploitation and much more. There are so many stories crying out to be made into movies, and the history of the Dutch diamonds is so extraordinary it must be true. I was a bit hesitant to go on a historical walking tour, but history here in Broome is pretty amazing once you meet Will.
Written 3 July 2019
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Lou123x
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019
Will was an amazing guide and provided a captivating walking tour around the fore shores of historical Broome. His tales will be long remembered, and provided an amazing window into the history of one of Australia’s greatest towns. A must tour while in Broome.
Written 21 June 2019
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