Staircase to the Moon

Staircase to the Moon - Broome is one of the few locations in the world where this optical illusion of a stairway reaching to the moon occurs. It is a natural phenomenon, caused by the rising of the full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide.

Our extra services operate to coincide with the Town Beach Markets held during the Staircase to the Moon.

Please see our facebook page @broomebus for the latest information regarding the Staircase to the Moon Bus Service during 2021.

STAIRCASE to the MOON Dates and Moon Rise Times 2021:

March 2021

Monday 29th – 6.32pm

Tuesday 30th – 7.16pm

Wednesday 31st – 8.03pm


Tuesday 27th – 5.50 pm

Wednesday 28th – 6.40 pm

Friday 29th – 7.34pm


Thursday 27th – 6.13pm

Friday 28th – 7.15 pm

Saturday 29th – 8.19 pm


Friday 25th – 5.58 pm

Saturday 26th – 7.03 pm

Sunday 27th  – 8.06 pm


Saturday 24th 5.47pm

Sunday 25th 6.49pm

Monday 26th 7.48pm


Monday 23rd – 6.30pm

Tuesday 24th – 7.24pm

Wednesday 25th – 8.15pm


Tuesday 21st – 6.06pm

Wednesday 22nd – 6.56pm

Thursday 23rd –  7.46pm


Thursday 21st 6.29pm

Friday 22nd 7.19pm

Saturday 23rd 8.10pm

** Markets at Town Beach Reserve usually occur on the first 2 Staircase nights but are yet to be confirmed for 2021.
** On Market nights, extra buses run after the Staircase
      – departing 20 & 50 minutes after the Moon rise
        from Town Beach stop #6 and Mangrove Hotel stop #9 – dropping at all stops.


Draft Timetable available here soon!