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The Kimberley region has some of the largest tides in the world, offering the perfect natural canvas for a full moon to light up a reflective staircase effect.
The natural phenomenon is caused by the full moon light reflecting over mud flats on a very low tide.
The staircase to the moon is a popular sight during the dry season and the local night markets are on once a month, when the phenomenon occurs, from July to November.
2021 Full moon markets dates
Broome night markets offer balmy nights under a full moon staircase, art stalls, music and iconic Broome food. Well worth a visit.
Stranded on the Staircase (to the Moon)
Stranded on the Staircase (to the Moon) is a painting by Suzanne Holland about the iconic full to the moon event.
The comical painting showcases a different perspective of the popular event. A local fisherman has mistimed his departure from the mangroves and got stuck at low tide during the natural staircase event.
A situation many local fisherman can relate to… The allure of ‘Just one more cast’ can sometimes lead to many hours awaiting a tide turn.
Like to buy a print fo this painting?
View and buy a print of this painting by Suzanne Holland from Pindan Art.