Broken Bay Pearl Farm
Cruise the scenic waterways of the mighty Hawkesbury River
Only 1 hour north of Sydney on the Central Coast
Broken Bay Pearl Farm is NSW’s only pearl farm, growing the world’s highest quality pearls from the Akoya pearl shell.
Located on the Hawkesbury River near Moony Mooney the operating headquarters of the pearl farm is known as the Broken Bay Pearl Farm Shellar Door’, and is open to the public to browse or join immersive tours on land and water.
This is an opportunity to meet the people behind the pearls – skippers, farmers, technicians, graders and jewellers – and to experience the story of NSWs locally grown pearls.
On water, explore the incredible marine wilderness of the Hawkesbury River and Central Coast, and discover the intricacies of pearl farming. Back on land, witness a pearl being harvested from the shell and learn of the seven virtues that underpin the value of our farm-direct Australian pearls, also available for sale from the Shellar Door.
It’s a story that spans centuries, taking you from Indigenous beginnings through the evolution of the Sydney Rock Oyster industry, and to the far north-west of our country where the family’s pearling pioneers began this adventure 75 years ago.
For trading hours and tour times, go to our website pearlsofaustralia.com.au