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The sun setting over Cable Beach into the Indian Ocean at Broome, in Western Australia.
Viewed from the balcony of the Jiggal suite at the award winning Coco Eco Nature Retreat.
The Retreat won 2005 WA Architectural Award for single a residential.
The Jiggal room is "inspired by the rich colour of the Jiggal tree pod (Bauhinia cunninghamii)".
The tree is found throughout the Kimberley and is also known as Kimberley Bauhinia. Its root is a traditional Aboriginal remedy for sores.
Broome is 2,200 km north of Perth and is referred to as the gateway to The Kimberley.
At 421,000 square kilometres, The Kimberley, is a bit larger than California and almost twice the size of the United Kingdom.
Cable Beach is over 20 kilometres long, and was named after the telegraph cable that was laid from Broome to Java in 1889.
Over 300 species of bird call the Broome region home.
An estimated 800,000 migratory birds "visit" the area annually. Some coming 12,000 km from Siberia and Alaska using the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
A walk along the beach will find many natural treasures such as the Horned Ghost Crab, shells, pieces of coral and other marine life.
Gantheaume Point is at the southern end of Cable Beach.
The point has some spectacular rock formations - more amazing colours from the Kimberley palette.
Near here are the footprints left by a dinosaur 130 million years ago.
They are underwater except at the lowest of low tides.
The Courthouse markets are held every Saturday morning throughout the year, and Sunday morning from April to October.
Also recommended is Matso's Broome Brewery and the cafe at the Broome Wharf.
Plus of course the many local attractions - galleries, museums and shops in and around Broome.
Hidden Valley Handcrafts produces a large range of natural soaps, ointments, creams and candles.
There are twice weekly tours of the factory during the tourist season.
Further afield is the Willie Creek Pearl Farm ← don't click this link unless you either have "real" broadband or plenty of time.
A trip to the Farm is a must to learn about pearls and Broome's pearling history.
And then there's Horizontal Falls - which is created by the extreme tides - as much as 10 metres.
Horizontal Falls is 250km north of Broome. Half-day seaplane tours take you there.
It is estimated that there are around 2,500 flora species in The Kimberley - with 300 being endemic.
Here's a very meagre example of these.
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