Live pearl harvest experience
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Culture & history

Live pearl harvest experience

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the dangers and risks of modern-day pearl farming
  • Participate in harvesting a rare Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl from its oyster
  • Learn the important virtues to use when valuing a pearl
What to expect

Discover the secret life of the most precious pearls in the world and watch in amazement as a pearl is harvested from its oyster right before your eyes! You'll journey with precious pearls from shell to showroom, and come to understand how they are valued and made into stunning jewellery.

Pinctada maxima, the largest pearl-producing oyster in the world, is native to the waters of North-West Australia and part of the reason the region’s pearl farms are capable of growing the most valuable pearls in the world. During this 30-minute experience, you will get up close and personal with a real-life Pinctada maxima oyster taken straight from Willie Creek Pearl Farm in Broome. Discover how the anatomy of this fascinating creature combines with the natural elements of the Kimberley landscape to create such a magical gem.

You will watch and hold your breath as the oyster is opened to reveal the pearl that lies inside. Due to the quality being left in Mother Nature’s hands, the pearl revealed on the day could be valued anywhere between $500 and $5,000 (or beyond!). Seeing a beautiful pearl harvested from its oyster is a breathtaking moment you will never forget. A pearl’s value relies on the interpretation of the 5 key virtues. These virtues will be explained, and you can have a go at valuing some pearls yourself!

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What's included
  • Examples of pearl jewellery
  • Local guide
Reduced price
  • Children (age 0-16): Free of charge, please remember to reserve your free ticket at checkout
  • Concession (student with a valid ID + seniors 65+)
Where

Western Pavilion, Barrack Square, Elizabeth Quay, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Meeting point:

Willie Creek Pearls Elizabeth Quay

What to remember
  • In accordance with WA government Covid-19 mandatory requirements, please provide your email, full name, current contact mobile/telephone number, and address during check out
  • If you are students option, please be sure to carry student IDs with you
  • Please be ready at the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour time
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
Willie Creek Pearls
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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