The Stairway to the Moon is a magical sight to behold, which occurs when the full moon rises over Roebuck Bay at low tides. As the moonlight shines over the exposed mudflats, this creates an optical illusion of a staircase leading up to the moon.
This phenomenon occurs March to October for three nights every month. If you’re looking for things to do in Broome, this is one you don’t want to miss. The best location to view the Staircase to the Moon attraction is at The Bay Club at the Mangrove Hotel.
Staircase to the Moon FAQs
How do I view the Staircase to the Moon in Broome?
Our Bay Club is the best spot to catch the Staircase to the Moon in Broome, WA. We recommend arriving two hours prior to the moon rising to secure a seat. Please note – we don’t accept table bookings, so get in early to grab your seat! The kitchen operates on a reduced menu and will stop taking orders 15 minutes prior to the moon rising and 15 minutes afterwards, to ensure that everyone can experience the natural phenomenon.
When can I see the Staircase?
Staircase to the Moon occurs 2 – 3 days a month between March and October. You can see the Staircase to the Moon times for 2023 here.
How can I get to and from the Mangrove Hotel?
The Broome Explorer Bus puts on extra services for the Staircase to the Moon, operating to the Town Beach Markets and Mangrove Hotel. Or stay right at the Mangrove Hotel to avoid worrying about transport!