Celebrating 70 years of pearling in 2016, this small family owned pearl farm 200 kilometres north of Broome has undergone a remarkable transformation from a hard-working community of pearlers to a unique accommodation, restaurant and touring option for visitors to the Kimberley.
Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is situated on the famous Cape Leveque Road, 15 kilometres from Kooljaman at Cape Leveque and 50 nautical miles from the Horizontal Waterfalls.
Eight en suite safari style tents are nestled in remnant rainforest or set with views across the mangroves to the bay. Three self-contained rustic Pearlers Shacks, basic mini-safari tents and private caravan- and camp-sites with power and water are also available for guests.
The licensed restaurant has al fresco seating and a dining room overlooking the water. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the dry season, dishes featuring pearl meat are particularly popular – in this case the rare delicacy is harvested just 100 metres from the restaurant! Alongside the restaurant, the swimming pool is perfect for a refreshing dip.
Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is accessible by road or air from Broome; self-drive and scenic flight packages are available.
The en suite Safari Tents are popular options for guests looking for a comfortable alternative to camping. These well-appointed tents are available from June to September.
The Bayview Safari Tents have views across the mangroves to the waters of Cygnet Bay. The Rainforest Safari Tents are set in the shade of remnant rainforest. The Family Safari Tents, sleeping two adults and two children, are set in the shade of the remnant rainforest.
A continental breakfast is included for guests staying in the Safari Tents; linens and bathroom towels are supplied.
Located in a tranquil location just under one kilometre from the main reception, restaurant and swimming pool area, the Safari Tents best suit self-drive travellers, although transfers are available upon request.Balcony Blankets Private Bathroom
Originally built for seasonal crew who fished for wild pearl shell, three Pearlers’ Shacks have been renovated to provide some of the creature comforts of home while retaining their old salty character.
All Pearler’s Shacks have air-conditioned bedrooms and self-contained living areas.
The Divers Quarters, with three and five bedroom options and one shared bathroom, is perfect for larger families or groups of friends.
The Stone House has two bedrooms, and an outside toilet and shower.
Skippers Cottage has one bedroom and bathroom.
The Pearlers Shacks are set in a tranquil location just under one kilometre from the reception, restaurant and swimming pool area.Air Conditioning Blankets Refrigerator
Cygnet Bay has a small number of private bush campsites suitable for tents, camper trailers and caravans. All sites have power and water, and are located approximately 1.5 kilometres from the reception, restaurant and swimming pool area. Campsites have access to shared ablutions.
In addition, Cygnet Bay offers a small number of basic bush tents with power – these tents are equipped with twin beds (including linens) and power, and have shared ablutions.
A four wheel drive vehicle is required for access to the campsites, and its advisable to check with Cygnet Bay before booking to ensure that any long wheel base vehicles will be able to access the sites.
indicativePrices From $60 to $650
Price depends on accommodation type. Rates available for two or more nights.