Trail shows off food and history

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Broome Chamber of Commerce CEO Elaine Jolliffe and Broome Visitor Centre general manager Melanie Virgo outside Runway Bar, one of the trail's featured restaurants.
Camera IconBroome Chamber of Commerce CEO Elaine Jolliffe and Broome Visitor Centre general manager Melanie Virgo outside Runway Bar, one of the trail's featured restaurants. Credit: Carly Laden

Broome’s diverse food and heritage is set to be highlighted with a new trail added to the extensive list of attractions in the Kimberley region.

The Broome Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Broome Visitor Centre teamed up with Tourism WA to create the Broome Food & Heritage Trail.

In the latest addition to the food trails across the State, the Broome trail includes locales in Chinatown and Town Beach of both food and historical significance.

Featured restaurants include Runway Bar & Restaurant, Pearl Luggers Broome, the Courthouse Markets, Roebuck Bay Hotel, Mangrove Hotel and Matso’s Brewery.

BCCI chief executive Elaine Jolliffe said the trail came about when Tourism WA approached the Chamber to facilitate a workshop for their Taste 2020 initiative.

“We held the workshop last year and from that we were able to develop a trail that was uniquely for Broome,” she said.

“We wanted to not only showcase all of the historically significant places in town but we wanted to show off the unique dining experiences the town has to offer.

”There’s a lot more to Broome than just pretty things on the street, we have unique businesses like Willie Creek Pearls that do pearl meat tasting.”

Ms Jolliffe said the trail will also help to reflect the hard work of the Shire of Broome and Nyamba Buru Yawuru for bringing the heritage back into Chinatown.

Broome Visitor Centre general manager Melanie Virgo said the focus was all about bringing food and history together.

“We have made it necessary to feature all of these restaurants and cafes that are also near attractions so tourists could stop by places like Streeter’s Jetty, the Broome Markets and the Chinatown precinct along the way,” she said.

“Tourism regions that have a lot of food and beverage experiences to offer can seem overwhelming to visitors, they just don't know where to start.

“This will be the first of many tour and trail experiences that will be created to showcase Broome and the Kimberley region.”

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