Broome Bird Observatory

Private Campground - Western Australia


Please note: standard sites fit up to max 16ft caravan, however there are limited overflow sites that will fit up to 20ft caravan.

Established in 1988 by the RAOU (Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union), now BirdLife Australia, as a research and education facility, our principal aim is to work for the conservation of the migratory shorebirds which visit Roebuck Bay.

We’re passionate about the amazing birds that visit and live in globally-unique Roebuck Bay, and we strive to share this passion with the people of Australia and abroad to encourage the preservation of this international treasure, and our flyway, for generations to come.

The observatory is located on the north-west coast of Australia on the shores of Roebuck Bay: Just 25 kilometres east of the town of Broome and some 2,400 road kilometres north of Perth. We are currently open for accommodation, camping and tours. Or just come and visit for the day yourself.

We offer a variety of accommodation including a self-contained cottage and basic single, double and family units in the accommodation block.  Our small campground provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of Broome caravan parks. Amenities include toilets, hot showers, BBQ area, and our “Shadehouse”. The Shadehouse is a fully-equipped bush kitchen/dining shelter with a large gas stove, several refrigerators, and plenty of seating. It also provides excellent views of our birdbaths, which can be enjoyed at any time of day.  Linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towel. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets.

All prices include GST. BirdLife Members are entitled to 10% off accommodation costs.  A deposit equal to one night’s stay or 20% of the total cost of the stay (whichever is more) is required to confirm all bookings. This deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the arrival date. Read our cancellation policy. 

Return transfers to the Observatory are available for guests staying two or more nights in rooms for an additional fee. For 2019, this fee is $60 for the first guest, plus an additional $15 per person (on the same booking) thereafter. 


Sleep under starry skies in our quiet un-powered campground.  We welcome tents and trailers/caravans.  However, because of the small size of, and narrow access to, the campground, it can be difficult to manoeuvre caravans longer than 16 feet into our campsites.

We have a fantastic camp kitchen which has all the accouterments you need to prepare meals

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Unpowered site per vehicle per night (2 adults)