January 30th, 2010
The Willie Creek Pearl Farm in Broome is a beautiful place to visit and its one of the cheaper tours to do.
There are several tours around the Willie Creek Pearl Farm to choose from and you can decide to get a transfer by coach to the pearl farm or to drive yourself.
4 Hour Tour by Coach including: Hotel pick up/ drop off, Transfer to Pearl Farm (about 38 km), Coach driver commentary, Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour, Willie Creek Boat Cruise, Refreshments, Jewellery Showroom time and a Souvenir Guide.
The prices for this tour are: Adults 80 AUD, Pensioners 75 AUD, Children (6-16) 40 AUD, Children 5 and under Free and Families (2+2) pay 200 AUD. If you choose to do a self drive tour these prices will be lower.
2 Hour Self Drive Tour including: Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour, Willie Creek Boat Cruise, Refreshments, Jewellery Showroom time and a Souvenir Guide.
The prices for this tour are: Adults 45 AUD, Pensioners 40 AUD, Children (6-16) 22.50 AUD, Children 5 and under Free and Families pay (2+2) 115 AUD.Allow 1 hour travel time from Broome and follow these Self Drive Instructions:
1 Travel out of Broome along the Broome-Derby Road ( Great Northern Hwy ) for 9 kms. 2 Turn left onto Cape Leveque Road. 3 Travel along Cape Leveque Road for 14.4 kms ( The last 2 kms are unsealed). 4 Turn left onto Manari Road. 5 Travel along Manari road for 5 km. 6 Turn left onto Willie Creek Road for 2.3 kms. 7 Follow signs and red discs into Willie Creek Pearl Farm.
Be aware of road conditions because hight tides can affect access to the pearl farm. You can always check with the office before heading to Willie Creek. Keep in mind that its wet season in Broome from December to April
In addition to your Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour you can book a scenic flight on the farms helicopter and see this amazing area from above. Willie Creek is located at about 40 km from Broome so once you drove all the way up here it's definitely worth the money to do a helicopter flight. 17 km of the road trip up to the farm is on dirt roads so make sure your car is in good shape or rent a 4 wd. It's also possible to do this with Willie Creek 4 WD Rentals. They will be able to make a booking for you and give you a better package deal. When in Australia you can call 0891923311 for vehicle reservations.
Costs for the helicopter flight are 150 AUD per person if you're taking the extended flight overlooking the ocean to spot some marine life. For the shorter flights over the Pearl Farm area you will pay less.
The clear ocean waters make it easy to spot turtles or sharks and the rivers of Willie Creek will offer you a birds-eye perspective of this tidal creek.
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