Kuri Bay, Kimberely Western Australia
Hidden amongst the harshly beautiful and rugged coastline of the Kimberley in north-west Australia lie some remarkable stories of natural and human endeavour: of a rich and diverse habitat almost untouched by the modern world; of coastal cliffs of majestic grandeur; of 12 metre tides; of thousands of years of indigenous inhabitation; of Australia's pearling history, its characters and evolution.
Located in the heart of one of the most remote coastlines in the world, 220 kms north-east of the nearest main settlement, Derby. Kuri Bay is home to some of Australia's most exotic landscapes including reefs, gauges, waterfalls and cliffs that compliment the unlimted variety of wildlife such as turtles, dugong, crocodiles, sharks, rays, seasnakes, bottle-nose, Indo-Pacific and Snub-fin Dolphins, however it is humpback whale nursery which can hold over 1000 humpaback's which is the most popular wildlife exploration.
Australia's First South Sea Peral Farm
Virtually inaccessible other than by sea, Kuri Bay was chosen as the site of Australia's first South Sea pearl farm in 1956, not only for its proximity to the rich oyster beds of the Kimberley coast but also for the protection that the harbour and bay affords from the destructive forces of tropical cyclones.
Kuri Bay retains the look and feel of a working pearl farm and, in true Wild Bush Luxury style, the concept is to immerse guests in the historical and natural context of the environment. Whether sharing dinner in the canteen in the evening while overlooking the bay or swapping stories over a drink at the Pearlers Bar, the working history of Kuri Bay is never far away.
The Verandah Rooms
With just 3 guest rooms, Kuri Bay, is the most exclusive lodge on the Kimberley coast. Guest accommodation is in the traditional Broome styled building, used by Paspaley to host their most important visitors. Each of the three Verandah Rooms are fan cooled with a private bathroom and open on to a deep verandah with sweeping views over Kuri Bay.
With no telephone, television or the typical features of a hotel room to distract, the focus turns to the environment and the experiences that our passionate and expert guides deliver while exploring the coastline. Our accommodation formula is simple - we focus on key creature comforts, a supremely comfortable bed, great food and good wine, all the while staying on Australia's first south-sea pearl farm.