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Staircase to the Moon

15 Jun 2020

Staircase to the Moon with Rob, Park Manager at Discovery Parks - Broome 

Staircase to the Moon

 

I have witnessed many wonderful sights in my life, both in Africa and Australia, but there is nothing quite like the majestic spectacle of the Staircase to the Moon here in Broome.

Spectators young and old take their places along the foreshore of the beautiful turquoise waters of Roebuck Bay, waiting in anticipation as the evening sky slowly darkens.

The hubbub soon dies down precluding lots of pointing at the horizon, as a faint glow begins to appear. "Here it comes" can be heard in excited low voices as the burnt orange curve emerges. It moves quickly and quietly upwards, revealing a huge perfect circle, ever brightening. The undulating flats of the bay take up the reflections of light, highlighting shimmering lines of wet sand, likening them to steps. 

As the moon rises, the steps lengthen and lighten. One could witness this forever.

The audience watches in silence. The whole serene spectacle takes on a awesome calmness: something has been happening throughout time: witnessed by the ancestors, even dinosaurs.

And to think that this only occurs from March to November every year, and for only three days each month.

Discovery Park - Broome lies on the shores of Roebuck Bay and the Staircase to the Moon is visible from the park grounds. Guests can watch the show from the grassed areas at the beach, or from their very own annex. You couldn't get a better front row seat!

It is so unique, that I doubt there is anywhere else in the world that can boast such a visual delight as this, from a caravan park!

 Are you ready to experience this natural phenomenon? Book you stay with Rob at Discovery Parks - Broome