Pearl Harvest Festival
Join Australia’s Pearling Pioneers, Cygnet Bay, in celebration of their 2021 pearl harvest. The festival, stretching the 10th-12th September, immerses you in our 75 years of pearling tradition with a modern twist.
Traditionally celebrated to signify the end of the year’s harvest, Cygnet Bay now offers guests the opportunity to join in the festivities with fun events all weekend long. Champagne sundowners, live music and ‘behind the scenes’ insights into a working pearl farm, family fun day, all culminating in the pearl farm party of the year!
See a selection of our latest pearl harvest on display and purchase pearls direct from the waters they are farmed. Limited accommodation available at the pearl farm and transfers from Kooljaman at Cape Leveque and nearby accommodation is available in the evenings.
There are two ticketed events – Stranded in Style & the Harvest Party and tickets are available online below. Otherwise check out our program for plenty of free and non-ticketed events happening all weekend long!
Stranded in Style
Get Stranded in Style as we drop you by boat to a deserted beach where our team will greet you, champagne in hand. Soak up the serenity as you sit around the fire and watch as the light fades from the Kimberley Sky. Tonight is all about getting ‘stranded’ so take the opportunity to borrow a beautiful Cygnet Bay pearl strand or jewellery piece for the evening.
3pm Friday September 10, 2021
Join us for the party of the year. Traditionally held to signify the end of the pearl harvest, Cygnet Bay now opens the party to visitors from all over. Live music, giveaways and some great food will have you up and dancing the night away. Ticket price includes dinner. This is a family friendly event.
5pm Saturday September 11, 2021
Witness the natural phenomenon of Staircase to the Moon with great food and even better company. This monthly event happens on the second night of Staircase to the Moon at the lookout at Cygnet Bay. Stand in awe as the moon rises creating the impression of a staircase in the tidal flats of our front beach. Join us for this two hour drinks and canapé package for an unforgettable evening.
Watch as the blues of the ocean deepen and the reds of the rocks glow as the final rays of light of the day hit Cygnet Bay. Kick back and relax on a secluded shell island as the tides ebb and flow around you and sample delicious canapes prepared by our talented chefs showcasing local flavours and, of course, the rare opportunity to taste pearl meat – fresh from the farm, washed down with ice cold refreshments. Arrive in style upon our amphibious vessels which will seamlessly transfer you from our farm reception to the island without even getting your feet wet!