Broken Bay Pearl Farm
Go on a cruisey boat tour, feast on oysters and learn about the pearling process firsthand.
October 28, 2021
Located on the gorgeous Lower Hawkesbury River, Broken Bay Pearl Farm is the only operating pearl farm in New South Wales. It offers a bunch group and private tours, which range from $35–500 — so, depending on your budget, you can pop in for a quick tour of the on-site 'Shellar Door' or go all out on a private boat cruise with all the bells and whistles.
Most tours include a boat trip to the farm's oyster leases, where you can take in spectacular bushland vistas from the water and learn about the pearling process firsthand. Then, you'll call into the aforementioned Shellar Door, where you can sample freshly shucked local oysters. You can also join a pearl grading session in the restricted-access grading room. Feeling OTT? You can also add on a Sydney Seaplanes trip there for a cool $675 per person.
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