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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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We were zipping around Broome in a little car and had to park it at the turf club as the road to Gantheaume Point was unsealed. It was a short walk of less than 2 km, but was challenging due to the ho... more »
This is a unique place with some beautiful views and landscapes. I looked at the dinosaur footprints, but doubt that the ones in concrete are genuine. Other things could be improved with a little main... more »
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