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Pearlers Shacks

The little tidal creek commonly known as Diver’s Creek (Nuboloon in Bardi) was the perfect natural harbour for our old wooden Luggers. It provided protection from cyclones, a convenient place to unload the valuable pearl shell and re-provision for the next adventure out to the pearling beds. This type of Lugger base was also used for the “lay-up” season when it was too dangerous to go diving and so the time was used to carry out the maintenance which was an endless task on the old wooden boats.

Diving for wild pearl shell has always been a seasonal activity and the crew of the Luggers would come and go with the seasons spending most of the time living onboard the lugger and only returning to Cygnet Bay in the Springs.

Whilst the Luggers were tied up in the creek over the spring tides, the crew would camp close by and over time the camps slowly became more developed into the houses you see today.

Divers Quarters

Divers Quarters is our largest shack and was originally built to house some of our pioneering lugger crew. This five-bedroom shack with air-conditioned bedrooms is the perfect escape for a group of friends or large families. Minimum two night stay.

$635/night

($655/night for 1-2 nights)

  • Sleeps 10 people
  • Creek views
  • King split beds
  • Outhouse bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Airconditioned
  • Barbecue
  • Campfire in designated area
  • All linen and towels provided

Stone House

This two bedroom shack is suitable for couples or families; with its rustic charm and outhouse style bathroom, it will take you back to the early days of the pearling industry.

$335/night

($355/night for 1-2 nights)

  • Sleeps 4 people
  • Creek views
  • King split beds
  • Outhouse bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Airconditioned
  • Barbecue
  • Campfire in designated area
  • All linen and towels provided

Skippers Cottage

Skippers Cottage is our smallest pearlers shack and was originally built to house one of our pioneering lugger crew. This one-bedroom cottage with air-conditioned bedroom is the perfect escape for a couples break, or for friends looking for a relaxing getaway.

$275/night

($295/night for 1-2 nights)

  • Sleeps 2 people
  • Creek views
  • King split bed
  • 1 bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Airconditioned
  • Barbecue
  • All linen and towels provided