Kuri Bay, Western Australia
Kuri Bay is a remote coastal bay in the far north of Western Australia in the Kimberley region, about 370 km (230 mi) north of Broome, Western Australia. The closest main town is Derby that is located 223 km (139 mi) southwest from the bay. The bay opens directly into the Indian Ocean and the Augustus Island is located just off-shore from the bay. The bay is part of the Prince Regent Nature Reserve and the Kumunya Aboriginal Reserve.
Located in the midst of the Kunmanya Aboriginal lands, Kuri Bay, with its pristine seas supporting a rich diversity of wildlife and corals, provides a perfect cultivating ground for pearls. The Paspaley organisation has made Kuri Bay the sight of one of its pearl farms, offering a glimpse of this industry with such a fascinating past.
Things to See & Do
* Raft Point
* Pearl Farms
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Time – GMT plus eight hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – Kimberley Cruises depart from Broome, Darwin, Wyndham or Mitchell Plateau.
Travel Links – Broome and Kununurra have daily scheduled flights, and Derby has a few direct flights a week. Broome is the most easily accessed town, with flights from Perth, Sydney, Darwin, Melbourne, Brisbane and Alice Springs on the weekend. Kununurra and Derby are a bit more challenging to get to, with flights from Darwin, Broome or Perth only.
There are scheduled buses by Greyhound from Perth to Darwin, stopping at Broome, Derby and Kununurra. Keep in mind that it is an extremely long bus trip (Perth to Broome will keep you seated for more than 30 hours, and add another 30 hours to get to Darwin).