Shinju Matsuri Festival: 2 - 10 September 2017
Broome's annual Shinju Matsuri festival (Japanese for 'Festival of the Pearl'), began in 1970 as a culmination of 3 cultural festivals: Japanese Obon Matsuri, Malaysian Hari Merdeka and the Chinese Hang Seng. Shinju Matsuri rekindles the excitement and romance of Broome’s early days of being a world-renowned producer of South Sea Pearls when the Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Koepangers, Filipino and Europeans flocked to Broome from the late 1800’s to be a part of this prosperity. By recognizing the many different cultures that have existed harmoniously in Broome for over a century, these festivals showcase Broome’s natural beauty, unique history, and diverse character to the outside world.
Highlights of the festival include the Pearl Harvest Party (2 Sep), Float Parade and Mardi Gras (3 Sep), Jetty to Jetty Trail (6 - 8 Sep), Sunset Long Table Dinner (9 Sep) and Broome Harvest (10 Sep).
Shinju Matsuri will tempt your senses with an exciting whirlwind of colour, sound, taste and smell as the community shares this beautiful locale with the world and the people who call it home.
We are offering two boutique accommodation packages staying at The Billi and The Pearle in Broome. We are also able to include tickets to the Long Table dinner as well as other exciting touring options such as Sunset Camel Safaris, Turtle Kayaks and Trike Tours to make your visit even more memorable.
For those with a little more time, we can suggest a number of unique extensions, such as 'glamping' on a working pearl farm, or perhaps a city stopover in Perth. Let us know your requirements and we can tailor the perfect package for you!
The Billi - 3 nights from $420 per person twin share
Located in the tourist precinct of Broome, The Billi is an idyllic private escape, set amongst lush tropical gardens. Ultra-luxurious Eco Tents and Villas are connected to the stunning central pool area via raised timber walkways. Cable Beach is an easy walk away, or you can hop on one of the free resort bikes.
The Pearle - 3 nights from $300 per person twin share
Cocooned in its own exclusive tropical oasis, The Pearle of Cable Beach offers an unforgettable holiday experience for the discerning traveller. Accommodation consists of Guest Rooms, one, two and three bedroom Pearle Pavilions, a Pearle Honeymoon Villa and Superior Pearle Pavilions, each nestled around a series of landscaped pathways and wrapped around a central 25m infinity pool.