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Triumph for Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm at the 2023 WA Tourism Awards scooping Gold for Unique Accommodation


Public Release Date: November 14, 2023

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, an iconic destination and operating pearl farm north of Broome, proudly announces its win, taking out the gold award for the Unique Accommodation category at the 2023 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards Gala Dinner.

This prestigious accolade recognises Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm’s commitment to providing an unparalleled and unforgettable experience on the Kimberley Coast.

Nestled on the pristine Dampier Peninsula just two hours north of Broome, Cygnet Bay offers a diverse array of experiences. Since opening their family-owned and operated farm to the public for overnight stays in 2009, the remote pearling community has undergone significant enhancements, including the addition of 15 luxurious safari tents that opened last year, a nature-based campground, a restaurant kitchen upgrade, and a state-of-the-art biological wastewater treatment facility.

These improvements have not only increased accommodation capacity but also allowed Cygnet Bay to remain open year-round for visitors. The new award-winning safari tents, situated in the Pearler’s Village, represent a blend of luxury and eco-conscious design. These air-conditioned tents, surrounded by lush greenery provide guests with a comfortable retreat, showcasing the essence of the Kimberley region.

The upgrades are not just about luxury; they embody a commitment to sustainability. Local trades, indigenous-owned businesses, and eco-conscious practices have played a pivotal role in the development, emphasising Cygnet Bay’s dedication to environmental responsibility.

James Brown, CEO of Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, expressed gratitude for the local community’s involvement in the project, emphasising the technical challenges involved and the farm’s commitment to a sustainable future. “These developments align with Cygnet Bay’s long-term vision of providing visitors a truly unique Kimberley adventure.”

This award honours a long legacy of 3 generations who have each continued to build and grow the Cygnet Bay community, which is no easy task in the remote Kimberley, even today.  I am sure my grandfather who constructed the first bark hut in 1962 at the farm would be proud of our achievements in receiving this award”.

This award not only honours a long legacy of three generations but also celebrates the unique charm and authenticity that each generation has contributed to the Cygnet Bay community.

The farm now invites guests to explore the Kimberley coast throughout the whole year, showcasing the region’s unique beauty and experiences.


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Pearls of Australia

Jodi Chant, Marketing Manager

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Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm offers unique accommodation, tours, dining, and pearls directly from their farm. With a commitment to sustainability and a rich heritage of pearling, Cygnet Bay is a member of the family-owned and operated business Pearls of Australia, which spans three generations and who are devoted to the art of cultivating the world’s finest pearls within the pristine waterways of our continent.

Another jewel in the Pearls of Australia family is Broken Bay Pearl Farm in New South Wales. Across two distinct regions, both farms operate under the same principles of dedication to quality, sustainability, and the inherent beauty of nature.

Unique jewellery collections are crafted with pearls from two locally grown species and sold directly from the company’s ocean farms, featuring pearls which are intrinsically sustainable and carry the assurance of being untreated with true provenance.