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Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm Tour

Come for the pearls, stay for the stunning surrounds.
By Kosa Monteith
April 17, 2023
By Kosa Monteith
April 17, 2023

Some of the most sought-after pearls come from northern Western Australia, and their secrets were once carefully guarded. But, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is changing that. It's been a working pearl farm since 1946, and open to the public since 2009. It's a sustainability and marine research success story, which you can see for yourself.

It runs a one-hour on-land pearl farm tour, which includes a pearl harvest demonstration and a guide to 'pearl appreciation'. You'll be given a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most renowned pearls in the world — including the famous Australian South Sea Pearl.

Want to take it further? Add on a pearl-grading course to really expand your skills, a cultural Riji carving demonstration — a sacred tradition of the Bardi Jawi people — or Borrgoron cultural tour of coastal pearling, hunting and history of this country.

Take a boat out to the 'secret beach' of Cygnet Bay, either as a little day trip or a sunset journey to drink in the falling light's beauty on this tucked-away beach.

Top image: Tourism Western Australia

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