No, you don’t need to go to Japan to experience pearling culture – head up to beautiful Broome instead. Once you’ve learned all about the pearling industry, explore everything else Broome can offer – camel rides on Cable Beach, 4WD trips up to Cape Leveque, fishing excursions, Kimberley wilderness adventures and more!
Join the Willie Creek Farm Tour or the Pearl Luggers tour to learn how important pearls were to the town of Broome (and still are).
Kayaking tours around Gantheaume Point give you the opportunity to see Broome from a new angle – and you might encounter turtles, dolphins and mantas too!
Broome’s Sun Pictures Cinemas is Australia’s oldest outdoor picture theatre – it’s been running for over a century. Catch a show – but bring your mozzie repellent.1
80% of pearl oysters are male, but 40% are able to change their sex at will. Mother of Pearl buttons, which were made from pearl shells, played a huge part in Broome’s prosperity in the early days. These days, there are 19 pearl farms in the Broome region. Pearling is a long and complicated process, which is why they cost so much. But if you look after a Broome pearl, it’ll last thousands of year.2