On Western Australia’s rugged Kimberly Coast, famed for its untouched beauty where rugged red-hued ranges and dramatic sandstone escarpments seemingly spill in swirls and currents of pastel pink into the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Broome is a sun-kissed resort town set against the 22km-long pink sands of Cable Beach.
Beneath a blazing sun and always-azure sky, Broome is cosmopolitan, the mood always relaxed. The air is thick with humidity one minute, the rich perfume of tropical fruits and frangipani the next, and the breeze is soft and languorous, charged with the seductive sound of the sea and relaxed strum of buskers’ guitars.
A corner of abundance in an otherwise arid expanse of desert, Broome’s red landscape is lush with native boab trees, pandanus palms, and desert peach shrubs, where sweeping rivers flow into the rich aquamarine hued waters of Roebuck Bay and the Indian Ocean – home to majestic whale sharks and lustrous Broome pearls.
In Broome, where natural phenomena abound, the sun sets longer. Here, the golden hour lasts for what seems an eternity as the sun begins its decent over the pristine sands of Cable Beach – watched cocktail-in-hand by locals and tourists alike – falling ever lower in the western sky, eventually dipping as it does into the Indian Ocean. This is sunset hour!
It was on his first journey to Broome that Goldfield & Banks’ Founder Dimitri Weber first saw the sunsets that he would later bring to life in the fragrant form of Sunset Hour.