Roebuck Bay Caravan Park - Broome WA
The Roebuck Bay Caravan Park
is located at 91 Walcott Street Broome. The park has 140 tourist sites and all but 60 of these are powered. Resident Managers are Keith and Morry. Bookings can be made by telephoning the park
and please tell the park that you have seen their information on Caravan Park Photos.
Photos and report on this page were supplied by our roving reporters Phil and Clare Davis in June 2010.
Broome is located 140km north of Port Smith and 221km South West of Derby with a town population of 13774. Broome is situated at the southern most tip of the rugged Kimberley Ranges of Western Australia 18 degrees south of the equator. This gives Broome an ideal climate from April to September, making it an attractive spot for tourists in search of the sun, over 100,000 visitors visit Broome each year during the good weather season.
Max Temperature 26-34’C
Min Temperature 14-26’C
Annual Rainfall 575.6mm
The Yawuru people have a traditional link with Roebuck Bay for many hundreds of years; William Dampier was the first European to visit this shore in 1688 and named it Roebuck bay after his ship HMS Roebuck.
When coming to Broome its not what Caravan Park will I stay at but what Caravan Park can I get into due to the high influx of visitors. We found most caravan parks will not take pre-bookings as many current travellers extend once they are in a park. This however may change from time to time and the town also has several overflow parks and clubs that provide additional space for caravans to park.
On our visit we managed a spot at a Caravan Park called Roebuck Bay Caravan Park and it was rated two and half stars, owned by the local council but privately managed. Roebuck Bay Caravan Park was one of the first parks in Broome and was built when Roebuck Bay was the centre of Broome.
It also has a small beach and play area at the end of the park but is not located near Cable Beach as are many of the other newer caravan parks in Broome are, however upon arrival we requested to see the area allocated to us and some of the parks facilities, as I have learned on this trip all is not as advertised.
Upon entering the park on your left and right you will see older vans and long term residents vans, plus onsite van cabins albeit they are tidy and well kept, but to our surprise we were directed right just before the office and down the hill to an area camping ground which is only open between April and September annually.
Our allocated site for $38 per night or $249 a week faced the clear beach waterfront of Roebuck Bay and was large and roomy, with green grass frontage with water and power, other sites 1 or 2 rows back @ $33 per night were the same size and under shady trees. The facilities are old but very clean and presentable each ablution are also has laundry and clothes lines, and a dump point however, Pets are not permitted and there is no camp kitchen available.
One good points was any tents, backpackers or wizbangers were placed well away from us in a separate fenced enclosure called (Mango Camp Grounds) and access was by a separate entrance prior to entering the park. I would not say this park was the best in Broome, but I have had worse and paid more.
We found the park quiet and as you will see by the photos it’s the only park in Broome with a waterfront view I certainly would stay there again and if you're stuck for a spot give them ago, you will also find that most of the sites taken by people from Perth who stay for several months just relaxing and fishing.
Management did advise if you are planning a trip to Broome and wish to stay at this caravan park most people apply in February in writing for an allocated spot which is what nearly 95% of the visitors do to ensure their booking, that’s fine if you know when you will be there?
REGION: > WA > Northern > Kimberley/North > Broome
We found the park reasonable,The ablution block near us was substandard and had to be flushed each day with a bucket and the park seemed to be run by the permenant residents The intoxicated indiginous locals wandering thru the Park being abusive didn't make it pleasent.The location was greatbut just needs some extra care