Staircase to the Moon 2018

Staircase to the Moon 2018

The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon caused by the rising of a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats in Roebuck Bay at extremely low tide, to create a beautiful optical illusion of a stairway reaching to the moon. This spectacular sight occurs from March through to November.

Plan your stay in Broome around these dates.  

Check out our special 2018 "Staircase to the Moon" Broome holiday package, or tailor a self drive itinerary around these dates.

If you are going to stay in Broome on your travels, plan your other Broome tours so that you can be in town to witness the Staircase to the Moon.

Travelling in 2019?  Check out the 2019 Staircase to the Moon dates here.

Staircase to the Moon dates & times 2018:

APRIL 1st @ 6.40pm 2nd @ 7.21pm 3rd @ 8.04pm
APRIL/MAY 30th @ 5.58pm 1st @ 6.40pm 2nd @ 7.24pm
MAY/JUNE 30th@ 6.05pm 31st @ 6.52pm 1st @ 7.40pm
JUNE/JULY 29th @ 6.24pm 30th @ 7.13pm 1st @ 8.03pm
JULY 28th @ 6.00pm 29th @ 6.49pm 30th @ 7.39pm
AUGUST 27th @ 6.25pm 28th @ 7.15pm 29th @ 8.05pm
SEPTEMBER 25th @ 6.01pm 26th @ 6.52pm 27th @ 7.45pm
OCTOBER 25th @ 6.31pm 26th @ 7.28pm  


Enquire for details about the special half day Broome Town Tour incorporating the Staircase to the Moon.  Tour dates coincide with Staircase to the Moon natural event.   Tour commences at 14:30 and drop off at the Mangrove Hotel approx. 6.00pm.


Thanks to Greg Quicke @ Broome's Astro Tours for the moonrise times and dates.  Why not join an Astro Tour when you are in Broome?

    All quoted prices in AUD and include GST.