Chinatown is the main shopping area of Broome. A most confusing name for many visitors to Broome, as I am sure you are looking for lots of Chinese restaurants and shops.
Historically it was originally called Jap Town but WWII changed that. It was full of pearling sheds, shops, opium dens, noodle houses, laneways and was where all the Asiatics lived, whilst the Europeans lived in the Old Broome area.
Take a walk down Carnarvon Street and look at the all original buidlings - the main streets of Broome have a wonderful bygone feel.