Ardyaloon Trochus Hatchery & Aquaculture Centre
Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays with fish & turtle feeding tours at 10 am .
Visit One Arm Points Hatchery located at the tip of the Dampier Peninsula. Experience the massive tidal flows of the King Sound and the beautiful surrounding reef and mangrove systems. Learn about the Bardi Jawi’s strong connection to their rich culture and saltwater traditions in one of the guided Cultural Hatchery Tours.You can also purchase locally crafted products such as polished shells and jewellery.
The Ardyaloon Hatchery was established to address the declining stocks of the Trochus niloticus shell and seek to create a commercially sustainable industry harvesting the shell.
The hatchery has been successful in restocking juvenile trochus to support community members commercially fishing for the species and for sale to the Australian aquarium industry. Join an experienced local guide on a fascinating and educational tour of the Ardyaloon Hatchery which contains a diverse range of fish, coral and crustacean species.
Visit Ardyaloon Hatchery located at One Arm Point within Ardyaloon Community at the tip of the Dampier Peninsula. Ardyaloon Hatchery is located in the Ardyaloon Community, (also known as One Arm Point) at the tip of the Dampier Peninsula and approximately 220km from Broome on the Cape Leveque road.
$20 per Adult & $5 per child (6−16 years) and Under 6 are free for the Ardyaloon community visitor pass which includes a guided Ardyaloon Hatchery tour and access to Jologo Beach, Middle Beach and Round Rock.The hatchery operates 5 days per week (Tuesday to Saturday inclusive) with fish and turtle feeding tours at 10 am. Subject to demand, an additional tour may operate at 12 Noon on these days. Bookings can be made by phoning 08 9192 4930 during office hours.
No visitor accommodation is available at Ardyaloon. There are several accommodation facilities on the northern tip of the Peninsula.
Open for the 2023 season!
Ardyaloon Hatchery is now CLOSED for the 2023 season as of 2/11/2023.
April to September: 8:30 – 2:30pm
Guided Tours (2 per day) 9:00am & 2:00pm
October to November: 10:00am – 2:30pm
Guided Tours (2 per day) 10:00am & 2:00pm
Entry costs for 2023* are:
Children 6 to 16 $ 5.00
Under 6 Free
*Pricing may change
Please note the upgrades to the Hatchery Road, which provides access to the Trochus Hatchery at One Arm Point in the Ardyaloon Community, are now complete. The 1.8km section of road is now sealed providing all weather access to the hatchery.