Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is Australia’s oldest operating pearl farm. Located ‘just’ out of Broome (a 2.5 hour drive!) the pearl farm is one of the very few operating pearl farms open to the public.
Sitting on the tip of the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome, Cygnet Bay is surrounded by natural beauty. Turquoise blue water and white sand beaches are largely untouched by human interference, making the region around Cygnet Bay one of the most beautiful locations in all of Australia.
Touring the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm gives visitors insights into the evolution of pearl farming in Australia, as the owners of the family-run business explain the timeline from 1946, when the farm was opened, to the present day. The pearl farm also runs scenic flights and water tours to the nearby natural attractions of the Buccaneer Archipelago (known locally as the Thousand Islands) – a very uncrowded tourist destination. Visitors are also able to see the original site of the Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm on Sunday Island.
Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is located approximately 200 km north of Broome, or 1,800 km north of Perth. Flights are available to Broome. The farm offers accommodation in luxury safari tents or pearlers cottages, served by an onsite restaurant. Due to the remote location, shops and fuel are limited, and often closed on weekends.