Updated: Oct 9, 2020
It was great to get away from the city when I recently travelled up to the Central Coast and the fabulous Broken Bay Pearl Farm.
Broken Bay is about an hour north of the city and it’s part of the beautiful Hawkesbury region. Once we arrived at the farm we were given a fascinating introduction into what life is like on a pearl farm as well as learning all about the story of Australian pearls from the indigenous beginnings right up to the modern techniques that are used today. We went out on a boat to see the farm longlines and when we got back we learnt all about how pearls are graded.
By the end of the tour I could certainly understand why these gorgeous pearls are so sought after and expensive.