Visit a Broome, Australia Pearl Farm

Visit a Broome, Australia Pearl Farm


For a greater understanding of Broome’s history, visit the only pearl farm in the Kimberley region open to the public – Willie Creek Pearl Farm. The tours don’t come cheap – a four-hour trip to the farm, with pick up from your hotel, costs €62 for an adult but you will see the entire pearl-making process, from birth to showroom, and of course you can buy some pieces to take home for yourself.

You can also take a sail on Broome’s oldest pearl lugger which has been lovingly restored, and find out more about the saltwater cowboys who risked their lives diving for those illustrious pearls.

Rock Formations and Dunes, Ridell Beach, Broome, Western Australia, Australia




Rock Formations and Dunes, Ridell Beach, Broome, Western Australia, Australia

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Broome was founded in the 1880s as a pearling port, drawing people from China, Japan, Malaysia and Europe, all with dreams of making their fortune. Today the town remains multi-cultured, with Chinatown being the main focal point of the (very small) centre.

Pearling is still big business, but the industry that the town was built on has not always had a smooth run of it. During World Wars one and two Broome was almost in economic ruin when many workers left to serve, and sales of pearls dropped off dramatically.

Camel Rides on Beach, Broome, Western Australia




Camel Rides on Beach, Broome, Western Australia

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