Willie Creek Pearl Farm
Hours: Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Willie Creek Pearls is owned and operated by the Banfield Family. The Banfield family moved to Broome in 1989, during the time when Lord MacAlpine was developing the town, and purchased the small operation of Broome Buslines. They successfully developed the business into a tour company that offered bus tours throughout the Kimberley region. Over the following 23 years the Banfield family have established and operated many different businesses within Broome and now concentrate on the core business of Willie Creek Pearls.
After operating tours to Willie Creek in the ‘early days’, the Banfields decided to acquire the Willie Creek Pearl Farm and deliver the tour experience themselves. Over the past decade Willie Creek Pearl Farm has been abundantly recognised as the most awarded tour attraction in Western Australia.
Located just 38 kilometres north of Broome, the Willie Creek Pearl Farm is perfectly situated on the scenic and protected tidal estuary of Willie Creek.
Our award winning tour will provide you with unique insights into the 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.
With the opportunity to cruise the spectacular azure waters of Willie Creek to see oyster panels suspended in their natural environment, and view huge barramundi and a range of other sea creatures in our aquaculture display, there is no shortage of things to do. For those seeking a little more exhilaration, take to the skies and experience the region from a different angle on our scenic helicopter flights. There is also the option to relax and enjoy the stunning views over a delicious lunch from our restaurant, Willie Creek Grill.
Transport to Willie Creek Pearl Farm is available by coach, self drive, helicopter or our Gumin cruise vessel.
Willie Creek Pearl Farm requires at least 24 hours notice of tour cancellations.
Where 24 hours notice has been given there will be no charge to the booking agent or in the case of direct booking no charge to the customer.
Less than 24 hours notice of cancellation will incur a charge of 100% of the tour price.
In the instance of illness or unforeseen circumstances and where there has been less than 24 hours notice no charge will be made if the customer chooses to go the tour on a different day or time.
Group bookings require 48 hours notice.
Please note that high tides and wet weather can affect access to the Willie Creek Pearl Farm.
Willie Creek Pearl Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone tours at any time for this or any other reason.
Travel out of Broome along the Broome Highway for 10km.
Turn left onto Cape Leveque Road.
Travel along Cape Leveque Road for 15km (the last 1km is unsealed).
Turn left onto Manari Road.
Travel along Manari Road for 5km.
Turn left onto Willie Creek Road, and travel along Willie Creek Road for 8km.
Follow the signs and red discs into the Willie Creek Pearl Farm.
Alternatively, during the months through Decemeber to April, you may be required to use the blue dot track to access the Willie Creek Pearl Farm as a result of wet season storms.
Please check in with us about which track is best to take if you decide to book a Self Drive Tour.
2007 - 2009 Western Australian Tourism Awards Winner of Tourist Attractions
2010 Western Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame for Major Tour
2007 - 2009 Western Australian Tourism Awards Winner of Major Tour and/or Transport Operators
2010 Western Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame for Major Tour and/or Transport Operators
2007 - 2009 Western Australian Tourism Awards Winner of Specialised Tourism Services
2010 Western Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Specialised Tourism Services
2006 and 2010 Winner of Sir David Brand Award for Tourism
2006 Australias North West Land Operator of the Year