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Willie Creek Pearl Farm
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover how the rare and beautiful Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl is produced at the Willie Creek Pearl Farm. Our knowledgeable guides will reveal the intricate processes of today’s modern cultured pearling industry – from the seeding of an oyster to the harvesting and grading of a pearl, right through to the final stunning product on display in the showroom. The Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour is Western Australia's most awarded tour and welcomes many thousands of visitors each year. Located 38km out of Broome, Western Australia, Willie Creek Pearl Farm is a destination worth visiting. In 2010, Willie Creek Pearls won the coveted Sir David Brand Award for Tourism for the second time recognising outstanding achievement in the Western Australian Tourism industry. Transport to Willie Creek Pearl Farm is available by coach with bus pickup from your accommodation, self-drive or helicopter. Book your spot today!
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Bring bug spray as there are sand flies. The presentation is decent and the boat ride is relaxing although we didn't see much at all. Then again I'm not sure how much I expected from a pearl farm but from the reviews we were expecting something...more? I didn't know Australian pearls were so expensive either! All the freshwater cheaper stuff is from China

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WillieCreekPearls, Guest Relations Manager at Willie Creek Pearl Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2012

Thank you for your feedback. We do try to ensure that there is always complimentary bug spray available to all guests on our tour. However due to the remote location of the Pearl Farm we cannot control the environmental factors such as sandflies. We are glad you enjoyed the Gazebo presentation. With regards to the boat tour, again we cannot control the environment and therefore spotting a crocodile or wildlife is luck of the draw on the day. We price our Australian South Sea Cultured Pearls based on the local market prices. The content of the tour relays why the pearls are valued so highly as a luxury jewellery item. We stock Freshwater pearls from China to cater for all budgets of people doing the tour. Thank you again for your feedback and we are sorry the tour did not meet your expectations.

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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Enjoyable trip on a small boat with useful commentary. Coach commentary very good and nice guides. I enjoyed the excursion.

Thank alwaysunderway
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

We joined the tour, and I was the guest chosen to remove the pearl from the oyster. It was a huge pearl and we arranged to buy it, so it now hangs from my wife's lovely neck!

Thank David P
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

We did the tour and found it very interesting. We drove ourselves and found it an easy drive although I would wonder what it would be like once the 'wet' hits. The boat trip was really fascinating with our guides involving everyone on board. The damper was tasty and the 'classroom' lecture very informative. It was certainly value for money in my opinion. It was nice to be shown the merchandise at the conclusion of the tour without the 'hard sell' that you sometimes get on these tours.
All in all a pretty interesting way to spend a few hours in Broome.

Thank Kolanda
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

Been two years in a row. Basically the same tour but this year a bit more polished. We drive ourselves in a rented small 4WD - no problem. do the tour and stay and buy some lunch and truly enjoy the scenery. The lunch menu is very limited = but if you did the tour you are pretty full from a nice morning tea. The tour is very informative and you can purchase pearl jewellery on site - no cheaper than town but an excellent selection.

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