Gantheaume Point, Broome

4.5
Gantheaume Point is one of a few places in the entire world where you can see dinosaur footprints dated to the Early Cretaceous period (approximately 130 million years old). These ancient tracks can only be seen during very low tide, but there are also plant fossils preserved extensively in the area's sandstone deposits and in coastal exposures farther north. The site features red cliffs and turquoise blue water, attracting visitors from around the world. Time your visit to the area for a low tide to see the dinosaur tracks, or stop by at any other time to enjoy the otherworldly landscape (often compared to that of Mars). The contrast of the red sand against the blue water makes for stunning photographs. Use our Broome trip planner to visit Gantheaume Point on your trip to Broome, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Head for the lighthouse. The toilets are near the parking lot. Info shed is also there The main prints are usually covered by water. The tides are massive. When walking down the track towards the clif...  more »
  • Anytime tides (high water, low water, descending or running on water) atemberaubendede views and so different. At extreme low tide you can discover dinosaur footprints (I found only one, but was at low tide or running on water there) to. It is recommended running down water there to go. Signs in the parking lot. 4WD beach access. Broome racetrack nearby.
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