Foxbat – bush destinations

Cygnet Pearl Farm

Cygnet Bay Pearls Airstrip S16°26’23.22″ E123° 1’2.48″

Here’s news from would-be Foxbat owner Bruce Brown, of Cygnet Bay Pearls, near Broome in northern Western Australia. This is what he says:

“We are the oldest pearl farm in Australia and for the last 5 years we have opened to the public, a situation bought on by the GFC and our need to diversify.

So it was a pleasant surprise this morning when I found a Foxbat sitting on our airstrip! Peter and Stephanie set off from Queensland a little while ago and are heading all over Australia. Both are keen bird watchers and Peter uses the aircraft for bird observation and recording. A few days before they arrived, we also had a group of other Light Sport Aircraft come in and stay a few nights. We are located about 5 kilometres east of Cape Leveque which is a popular place for touring aircraft to visit.

Cygnet Farm 02We want to publicise our airstrip and facilities to attract more touring people. We are only 40 miles from the famous ‘Horizontal Waterfalls‘ and adjacent to all the rugged Kimberly wilderness country. We are only 100 miles North of Broome with our own 1200 metre hard red dirt strip with no stones (unlike Cape Leveque Airport). With a little prior notice, we can supply fuel and we have Safari tents, standard tents, old pearlers’ cottages, and a camp ground, as well as a restaurant and swimming pool. We ferry people from our airstrip to our facilities. We offer pearl farm tours and boat tours of the tidal Buccaneer Archipelago.”

Sounds pretty much like heaven to me…and you can see it all by clicking here: Cygnet Bay Pearls

Thanks for the information Bruce and very best wishes for a successful future – I hope you get plenty of visitors!

One thought on “Foxbat – bush destinations

  1. Would love visit one day. Have sailed from Darwin to Broome and all the time wished I was on the air looking down.

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