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Staircase to the Moon

22 November 2021 @ 8:30 pm 11:30 pm

Staircase to Moon is a natural phenomenon best witnessed in Roebuck Bay, Broome.

Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon which occurs when a full moon rises over the exposed tidal flats of Roebuck Bay. The Staircase to the Moon happens 2 – 3 days a month between March and October. The first two days of Staircase to the Moon generally also play host to the markets at Town Beach. Here you can sample local produce, buy hand made products, a variety of international food, and enjoy the sounds of local entertainers. 

Best locations to view Staircase to the Moon

The Staircase appears along the shores of Roebuck Bay – Town Beach. 

Dampier Peninsula – may be viewed from the western side of the Peninsula at Gambanan campsite, or from Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm.

First Avenue in Onslow is a beautiful spot to view.

Head to the Lookout at Settler’s Beach in Cossack for a great view in this beautifully restored ghost town.

Karratha & Dampier
A half an hour’s drive from Karratha, Hearson’s Cove’s expansive mud flats make it an ideal spot to watch the Staircase.

Port Hedland
A special viewing deck is located next to the Cooke Point Caravan Park on Goode Street. On the first evening of the Staircase to the Moon, enjoy browsing the market stalls and local crafts at Discovery Markets.

Point Samson
The Point Samson Peninsula offers spectacular viewing from the viewing platform.

Cape Keraudren Nature Reserve
Campers have a prime spot for Staircase viewing.


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Roebuck Bay
Broome, Western Australia 6725 Australia
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