Staircase to the Moon & Night Markets

The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon observed in Broome Western Australia between April and October only. It is caused by the rising of a full moon reflecting on the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching up to the moon. The Staircase Markets are held at the Town Beach Reserve on Robinson Street over the first night of the full moon Easter – October. Wander around the colourful local stalls under the stars, sample the tastes of Broome cuisine, listen to local live music and take in the spectacular Staircase to the Moon.

Staircase to the Moon

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 daysof Staircase to the Moon generally also play host to the Staircase to the Moon markets at Town Beach.

Moon Rises

Wednesday  xth March:  xxxx pm
Thursday     xth March: xxxx pm

Town Beach Bus Times

Mangrove Hotel Bus Times

Moon Rises

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Thursday      25h April     – 6.20 pm   * Market Night
Friday  26th April  –  7.04  pm

Town Beach Bus Times

Extra Service Depart:

Friday      25th April     – 6.45 pm
Saturday  26th April  –  7.20 pm

Mangrove Hotel Bus Times

Extra Service Depart:

Friday      25th April     – 6.50 pm
Saturday  26th April  –  7.25  pm

Moon Rises

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Friday          24th  May:     5.49 pm  **Market Night
Saturday      25th May:     6.43 pm
Sunday         26th May:     7.43 pm (No extra services)

Town Beach Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Friday  –   24th May:  6.25 & 6.45  pm
Saturday  –    25th May: 
   7.15 pm 

Mangrove Hotel Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Friday  –   24th May:  6.30 & 6.50  pm
Saturday  –    25th May: 
   7.20 pm 

Moon Rises

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Monday    5th June   – 6.26 pm ** Market Night
Tuesday     6th June     –  7.31 pm
Wednesday 7th June       – 8.38 pm

Town Beach Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Monday       5th June6.45 & 7.15 pm
Tuesday      6th June7.50 pm 

Mangrove Hotel Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Monday       5th June6.50 & 7.20 pm
Tuesday      6th June – 7.55 pm

Moon Rises

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Tuesday           4th July   – 6.20 pm **Market Night
Wednesday    5th July     –  7.29 pm
Thursday        6th July   –   8.35 pm

Town Beach Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Tuesday            4th July    6.45 & 7.15 pm
Wednesday      5th July     7.50 pm

Mangrove Hotel Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Tuesday            4th July       6.50 & 7.20 pm
Wednesday      5th July     7.55 pm

Moon Rises

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Wednesday   2nd  August      – 6.15  pm  ** Market Night
Thursday       3rd August     – 7.21 pm
Friday            4th August     – 8.23 pm

Town Beach Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Wednesday   2nd  August    6.45 & 7.15 pm
Thursday      3rd August   7.45 pm

Mangrove Hotel Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Wednesday   2nd  August   6.50 & 7.20 pm
Thursday      3rd August  7.50 pm

Moon Rises

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Thursday   31st   August   – 6.03 pm
Friday  1st September        – 7.05 pm** Market Night
Saturday 2nd September  –  8.45 pm

Town Beach Bus Times

Extra Return Service Depart :

Thursday 31st August       6.45 & 7.15 pm
Friday 1st September     7.30 pm

Mangrove Hotel Bus Times

Thursday 31st August       6.50 & 7.20 pm
Friday 1st September     7.35 pm

Moon Rises

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Saturday 30th September      – 6.45 pm  ** Market Night
Sunday  1st October        –  7.45 pm
Monday 2nd Oct       – 8.45 pm

Town Beach Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Saturday 30th September     7.10 & 7.40 pm
Sunday  1st October            8.05 pm

Mangrove Hotel Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Saturday 30th September     7.15 & 7.45 pm
Sunday  1st October            8.10 pm

Moon Rises

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Sunday 29th       – 6.26 pm **Market Night
Monday 30th   – 7.28 pm
Tuesday 31st   – 8.29 pm

Town Beach Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Sunday 29th   6.45 pm

Mangrove Hotel Bus Times

Extra Return Services Depart:

Sunday 29th  –  6.50 pm

Night Markets

The Broome Markets also hold Night Markets at Town Beach Reserve each Thursday night during June to September from 4pm.  Many creative stalls set up in the balmy evening for your persual, with many food stalls and crafts on offer.  Additional to our regular services, an extra service departs Town Beach stop #6 at 7.25pm going back to all stops.