2022 Staircase to the Moon Dates

One of Broome’s most popular natural attractions is the famed Staircase to the Moon, visible only three nights each month when the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats of Roebuck Bay, creating an illusion of a staircase from the beach directly to the full moon.

On ‘Staircase nights’, locals and travellers are drawn to the Roebuck Bay side of town – not to be confused with Cable Beach – to take in all the fun and festivities of the Town Beach Staircase Markets. The markets are full of local colour and vibrancy, with stalls offering homemade jewellery, arts and crafts, homewares and much more. Then, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the sounds of some of Broome’s best musicians while you sample the Tastes of Broome cuisine. 

The full effect of the staircase can be viewed Town Beach, which is located in town at the end of Robinson Street. Or, if you’re lucky enough to be staying at the Mangrove Hotel. you’ll be able to take in the staircase from the hotel’s stylish Bay Club. If you’re staying out at Cable Beach you will need to head into town to experience the staircase.

Check out the 2022 Staircase to the Moon dates below and ask us how you can combine your 2022 Kimberley Cruises with a stay in Broome during Staircase to the Moon.

Staircase Moon Broome dates

2022 Staircase to the Moon Dates (with moonrise time)

March
Saturday 19th at 6.55pm

Sunday 20th at 7.34pm

Monday 21st at 8.16pm

April
Sunday 17th at 6.09pm

Monday 18th at 6.55pm

Tuesday 19th at 7.45pm

May
Tuesday 17th at 6.27pm

Wednesday 18th at 7.28pm

Thursday 19th at 8.33pm

June
Wednesday 15th at 6.13pm

Thursday 16th at 7.21pm

Friday 17th at 8.29pm

July
Thursday 14th at 6.07pm

Friday 15th at 7.15pm

Saturday 16th at 8.19pm

August
Friday 12th at 5.58pm

Saturday 13th at 7.01pm

Sunday 14th at 8.00pm

September
Sunday 11th at 6.40pm

Monday 12th at 7.36pm

Tuesday 13th at 8.30pm

October
Monday 10th at 6.17pm

Tuesday 11th at 7.11pm

Wednesday 12th at 8.06pm

November
Wednesday 9th at 6.50pm

Thursday 10th at 7.45pm

Friday 11th at 8.40pm

These dates and times have been kindly supplied by Greg Quicke’s Astro Tours. If you’ve got a particular interest in the stars why not join one of Greg’s Astro Tours when you’re in Broome – they’re a lot of fun.

Visibility may vary in strength depending on weather, sunset, moonrise and the tides.

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