A visit to the Willie Creek Pear Farm would prove to be an exciting adventure where one can get some behind the scenes look at how the famous Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl is harvested.
The Willie Creek Pearl Farm is located just a mere 38 km north of Broome in the scenic region of Kimberly. The world-famous pearl farm can be easily accessed by tourists and interested parties staying at many a cable beach resort in Broome including the likes of Oaks Cable Beach Sanctuary.
Things to See
Comprehensive tour shows allow visitors to learn about the lengthy process of how the pearls are cultured. Aspects explored include breeding of oysters in hatcheries, collection, and harvesting among others.
Things to Do
After viewing a demonstration on live pearls, which reveal the complex and technical operations revolving around the harvesting process, visitors are taken on a cruise to view the farming operation. They are also given the opportunity to browse through a selection of pearl jewellery on sale at the end of the tour.
The Best Time to Visit
Tours take place every day at 8.45 a.m. and 1.30 pm with complimentary morning and afternoon tea and would last for a total of 2 hours. For self-drive parties who are visiting, 4WD vehicles are recommended due to the unsealed conditions of the roads. Do remember to book ahead for your Willie Creek Pearl farm tour to avoid any hassle.
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