Explore Willie Creek Pearl Farm

Join us on a Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour and gain a unique insight into the fascinating process of modern pearl farming, from shell to showroom. See the inner workings of an operating commercial pearl farm and discover exactly what makes the perfect pearl. You will leave Willie Creek Pearl Farm as a pearling expert!

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Willie Creek Pearl Farm is closed for seasonal maintenance until 9 March. During this time we bring all of the key elements from our Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour into the heart of Chinatown during our Discover Pearling tour at Pearl Luggers.

The Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour Includes

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Getting There Is Half The Fun

The journey to Willie Creek Pearl Farm is part of the experience. With options to be transported in an air-conditioned coach, to drive yourself (4WD required) or enjoy scenic chopper transfers to get to/from the farm.

We have several different tour options available, depending on how you wish to travel to Willie Creek Pearl Farm.

Catch our Coach

  • Relax to views of the Kimberley as you enjoy return transport in one of our air-conditioned coaches from your Broome-based accommodation. Listen to guided commentary throughout your journey as you travel through Broome, spot wildlife and arrive to the stunning tidal estuary of Willie Creek. Select the “Catch our Coach” tour option below.

Drive Yourself

  • If you have your own transport, you may opt to make your own way to Willie Creek Pearl Farm. The journey includes traveling along un-sealed corrugated roads, so a 4WD is required. Select the “Drive Yourself” option below.

Bookings are essential, so ensure you book your tour before you arrive, as places fill up fast!

Fly by Chopper

  • Arrive in style and enjoy viewing the stunning patterns and colours of Willie Creek come to life from the air. View our By Helicopter" options for an experience you won’t forget!


Planning on driving to the Willie Creek Pearl Farm? We advise calling ahead for the latest track information. 4WD is always recommended. Bookings are essential for our tours. Please call our bookings office before you start your trip. 

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01

Getting There Is Half The Fun

The journey to Willie Creek Pearl Farm is part of the experience. With options to be transported in an air-conditioned coach, to drive yourself (4WD required) or enjoy scenic chopper transfers to get to/from the farm.

We have several different tour options available, depending on how you wish to travel to Willie Creek Pearl Farm.

Catch our Coach

  • Relax to views of the Kimberley as you enjoy return transport in one of our air-conditioned coaches from your Broome-based accommodation. Listen to guided commentary throughout your journey as you travel through Broome, spot wildlife and arrive to the stunning tidal estuary of Willie Creek. Select the “Catch our Coach” tour option below.

Drive Yourself

  • If you have your own transport, you may opt to make your own way to Willie Creek Pearl Farm. The journey includes traveling along un-sealed corrugated roads, so a 4WD is required. Select the “Drive Yourself” option below.

Bookings are essential, so ensure you book your tour before you arrive, as places fill up fast!

Fly by Chopper

  • Arrive in style and enjoy viewing the stunning patterns and colours of Willie Creek come to life from the air. View our By Helicopter" options for an experience you won’t forget!


Planning on driving to the Willie Creek Pearl Farm? We advise calling ahead for the latest track information. 4WD is always recommended. Bookings are essential for our tours. Please call our bookings office before you start your trip. 

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Pearl Oyster Nursery

Learn about the intricate process of collecting and spawning Pinctada maxima oysters for producing pearls and how our commercial pearling team cares for the oysters. Understand the delicate operations involved with seeding and harvesting our oysters.

Pearling technicians are highly skilled and perform the delicate operations of seeding and harvesting from the pearl oyster nursery at Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Seeding, the first step in the oyster’s two-year journey to produce a pearl, involves the technicians precisely placing a small, round nucleus into each oyster that acts as the foundation for a pearl to be produced. After two years when the pearl is ready to harvest, the technicians delicately extract the pearl and can ‘re-seed’ the oyster to start this process again.

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Pearl Oyster Nursery

Learn about the intricate process of collecting and spawning Pinctada maxima oysters for producing pearls and how our commercial pearling team cares for the oysters. Understand the delicate operations involved with seeding and harvesting our oysters.

Pearling technicians are highly skilled and perform the delicate operations of seeding and harvesting from the pearl oyster nursery at Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Seeding, the first step in the oyster’s two-year journey to produce a pearl, involves the technicians precisely placing a small, round nucleus into each oyster that acts as the foundation for a pearl to be produced. After two years when the pearl is ready to harvest, the technicians delicately extract the pearl and can ‘re-seed’ the oyster to start this process again.

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Refreshments at Harvest Café

Take a moment to relax and enjoy the stunning views from Harvest Café as you enjoy tour refreshments, including the famous homemade family-recipe damper.

Enjoy a range of tour refreshments from the Harvest Café on the decking as you soak in the colours of the Kimberley.

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Refreshments at Harvest Café

Take a moment to relax and enjoy the stunning views from Harvest Café as you enjoy tour refreshments, including the famous homemade family-recipe damper.

Enjoy a range of tour refreshments from the Harvest Café on the decking as you soak in the colours of the Kimberley.

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Cruise Willie Creek

Cruise the calm azure waters and view live oysters suspended in their natural environment amongst the spectacular native flora and fauna.

In the calm waters of Willie Creek, view an oyster long-line in action where we have a smaller quota of oysters on display to show visitors first-hand what takes place at our open water sea leases.

Soak up the stunning scenery as you cruise the crystal-clear
waters of Willie Creek alongside the mangrove-lined banks, keeping an eye out for amazing wildlife including barramundi, brolgas and our resident saltwater crocodiles.

The cruise portion of our tour takes approximately 20-30 minutes.

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Cruise Willie Creek

Cruise the calm azure waters and view live oysters suspended in their natural environment amongst the spectacular native flora and fauna.

In the calm waters of Willie Creek, view an oyster long-line in action where we have a smaller quota of oysters on display to show visitors first-hand what takes place at our open water sea leases.

Soak up the stunning scenery as you cruise the crystal-clear
waters of Willie Creek alongside the mangrove-lined banks, keeping an eye out for amazing wildlife including barramundi, brolgas and our resident saltwater crocodiles.

The cruise portion of our tour takes approximately 20-30 minutes.

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Pearling Masterclass

Discover the journey of our Australian South Sea Pearls, from shell to showroom, in a fascinating masterclass that includes an exciting live pearl harvest presentation.

Learn the complex anatomy of the Pinctada maxima oyster and how it forms nacre to create the world’s finest pearls and how it differs from other pearls seen around the globe.

See an oyster from Willie Creek Pearl Farm harvested to reveal the pearl two years in the making, with the value or quality of the pearl unknown until that very moment!

Will you witness us harvest another Don Pearl? In May 2021, we harvested our single largest and most valuable pearl to date on a Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour. The pearl is valued at over $150,000 AUD which has been named the 'Don Pearl' after Don Banfield, the late father and husband to the owners of Willie Creek Pearls. Imagine the excitement that day!

See the Don Pearl on display in the showroom at Willie Creek Pearl Farm.

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Pearling Masterclass

Discover the journey of our Australian South Sea Pearls, from shell to showroom, in a fascinating masterclass that includes an exciting live pearl harvest presentation.

Learn the complex anatomy of the Pinctada maxima oyster and how it forms nacre to create the world’s finest pearls and how it differs from other pearls seen around the globe.

See an oyster from Willie Creek Pearl Farm harvested to reveal the pearl two years in the making, with the value or quality of the pearl unknown until that very moment!

Will you witness us harvest another Don Pearl? In May 2021, we harvested our single largest and most valuable pearl to date on a Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour. The pearl is valued at over $150,000 AUD which has been named the 'Don Pearl' after Don Banfield, the late father and husband to the owners of Willie Creek Pearls. Imagine the excitement that day!

See the Don Pearl on display in the showroom at Willie Creek Pearl Farm.

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Visit Our Showroom

Visit our stunning jewellery showroom to learn how to care for pearl jewellery and have fun trying on our fabulous pearls.

After experiencing the journey involved to create our pearls, explore our expansive range of pearl jewellery at your leisure. View the different styles of jewellery we can create with these precious natural gems - available in a range of styles, metals and price-points.

Willie Creek Pearls have the largest range of pearl jewellery in Western Australia, so if you are wanting to take a piece of Broome home with you, our dedicated and friendly team can assist you to find the perfect memento for your trip.

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Visit Our Showroom

Visit our stunning jewellery showroom to learn how to care for pearl jewellery and have fun trying on our fabulous pearls.

After experiencing the journey involved to create our pearls, explore our expansive range of pearl jewellery at your leisure. View the different styles of jewellery we can create with these precious natural gems - available in a range of styles, metals and price-points.

Willie Creek Pearls have the largest range of pearl jewellery in Western Australia, so if you are wanting to take a piece of Broome home with you, our dedicated and friendly team can assist you to find the perfect memento for your trip.

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Experience Our Award Winning Tour

Willie Creek Pearl Farm is home to our multi award-winning tour experience that allows you to see how passionate we are about every aspect of sustainably producing the best pearls in the world: Australian South Sea Pearls, from shell to showroom. For more than three decades, visitors have come to Willie Creek Pearl Farm to learn about the intricate process involved with modern pearl farming and to see first-hand how we produce Australian South Sea Pearls.

Willie Creek Pearls is one of the most awarded tourism companies in Western Australia. Being inducted into the WA Tourism Hall of Fame three times, winning two Sir David Brand Awards (the pinnacle of WA Tourism) and most recently winning our first national gold award at the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

Having won a wide range of national, state and local tourism awards, Willie Creek Pearl Farms’ array of prestigious awards recognises excellence and firmly establishes Willie Creek Pearl Farm as a tourism icon that must be experienced by anyone and everyone visiting Broome.

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Harvest Cafe

Seasonal Opening Times

Experience a taste of Broome and slip into 'Broome-time' at Harvest Café, offering a delicious range of food and beverage options to enjoy, with the stunning backdrop of Willie Creek.

Open to the public daily, from 9am to 3pm*

*Please note, Harvest Café opening times and pre-booked lunches are subject to seasonality.
Please check tour options at the time of booking.

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Book Your Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour

Select a tour option below based on your preferred transport method.

Catch Our Coach

Soak up the beautiful Kimberley scenery in our air-conditioned coach with return transport from Broome. Select from our list of convenient pick-up and drop off locations when booking your tour.

Catch Our Coach

Broome Pick Up

Relax to views of the Kimberley as you enjoy return transport in one of our air-conditioned coaches from your Broome-based accommodation. Listen to guided commentary throughout your journey as you travel through Broome, spot wildlife and arrive to the stunning tidal estuary of Willie Creek for your tour.

Catch Our Coach With Lunch

Selected Tour Times Only

Relax to views of the Kimberley as you enjoy return transport in one of our air-conditioned coaches from your Broome-based accommodation. Include a delicious pre-booked lunch from Harvest Café as part of your Catch our Coach tour experience, which includes a complimentary beverage.

Drive Yourself

Drive yourself to Willie Creek Pearl Farm in your 4WD. Soak up the scenery and amazing artwork along the track. Track conditions can change and a detailed map and instructions will be emailed to you ahead of your tour.

Drive Yourself

4WD Required

Make your own way to Willie Creek Pearl Farm using your own 4WD. Please note that the journey includes traveling along un-sealed corrugated roads, so a 4WD is required. Detailed instructions will be emailed after booking and track markers/signage guide the way to Willie Creek Pearl Farm.

Drive Yourself With Lunch

Selected Tour Times Only

Make your own way to Willie Creek Pearl Farm using your own 4WD. Please note that the journey includes traveling along un-sealed corrugated roads, so a 4WD is required. Include a delicious pre-booked lunch from Harvest Café as part of your Drive Yourself tour experience, which includes a complimentary beverage.

Arrive In Style

Take to the sky and enjoy return helicopter transfers from Broome before your Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour. Please note these tours are seasonal and subject to availability.

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour With Coastal Helicopter Flight

Selected Tour Times Only

Soak in the scenery of the Kimberly with a spectacular helicopter flight along Cable Beach before arriving at Willie Creek for the award-winning Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour. Total flying time is approximately 35 minutes.

Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour With Coastal Helicopter Flight & Lunch

Selected Tour Times Only

Soak in the scenery of the Kimberly with a spectacular helicopter flight before arriving for the award-winning Willie Creek Pearl Farm tour, including a pre-booked lunch from Harvest Café. Total flying time is approximately 35 minutes.

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Testimonials

Debbie Hollinshead. - Trip Advisor

Willie Creek Pearl Farm is just a joy.

"Loved the whole thing ... From how and when it all starts to the final shopping experience... going out on the water to have a look at them in their natural environment is quite interesting. The damper and chocolate brownies were an added bonus and very yummy ... Willie Creek Pearl Farm is just a joy, and the owners are hands on which is a great plus as it just shows they care. The road there is a bit iffy but it's all part of the adventure.”

Tanya M. - Trip Advisor

The pearl farm is amazing.

“The day started driving along the corrugated red dirt road and we experienced the ‘Kimberley massage’ ……all part of the trip in the bus! We drove out along the salt flats and saw some brumbies! The pearl farm is amazing…. And a bonus was the saltwater croc sunning itself on the beach and fabulous morning tea.”

Louise S. - Trip Advisor

A little bit of paradise.

“It’s good to see a company who is passionate about the environment. It is a little bit of paradise - The helicopter ride was a highlight, to see the vastness of the region and all the beautiful blues at low tide. Highly recommend.”

Deborah. - Trip Advisor

A highlight of our Broome trip.

“This was such a highlight of our Broome trip. From the excellent pick-up service by Darcy our bus driver, to the wonderful tour guide and boat trip. It was exciting to see a wild saltwater crocodile sunning herself on the creek bed. The afternoon tea was delicious - that damper was sensational!! We loved the showroom, and I was very spoilt at the conclusion of the trip. Loved my purchase!”  

Pamela G. - Trip Advisor

A very family orientated feel.

“The drive was definitely interesting! The change of scenery, colour of the roads and the awesome sculptures leading us to Willie Creek. The farm has a very family orientated feel, warm smiles, informative presentations, a boat ride with all the information on pearling being interesting. I must say the icing on the cake was the morning tea, fresh fruit - the dampier is not to be missed.”

michaelpm140. - Trip Advisor

Put this at the top of your list.

“If you have to prioritise what you're going to do in Broome, put this at the top of your list. This tour was the unexpected highlight of our stay in Broome by a country mile. Wait until you find out about Willie Creek's involvement in ground-breaking biomedical research using pearl shells. Mind blowing. Once you experience this tour, you will see why the Willie Creek Pearl farm has won tourist industry accolades.”