Even amid the magnificent island resorts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Haggerstone is an extraordinary island. Accessible only by air, it is an incredibly remote and unspoilt Robinson Crusoe retreat approximately 600 kilometres north from Cairns, and a few miles from a wild stretch of the northern Great Barrier Reef mainland coast.
The marine life is simply unbelievable.. shipwrecks, beach combing for WW2 artifacts, snorkeling, and the fishing... and complemented by a superb yet simple mouth watering cuisine featuring all fresh natural foods. The incredible remoteness of Haggerstone ensures an experience very rare on this planet. If you value absolute simplicity above all else - no maids, TV, mobile phones, computers, mirrors or egos, this is it.
It is a private Island - a small complex of tropical timber buildings, gardens, orchard and dams. They only cater for small numbers of guests (6-8), and with an abundance of fresh fish and vegetables they live well, eat well, and as one guest put it, "survive in style".
Access is generally via private charter small aircraft from Cairns to a neighboring island with an airstrip. Then transfer to Haggerstone by boat, which takes approximately 20 minutes.
They have three guest houses, each with shower and toilet, snack bench, fridge and sink plus verandahs with spectacular views out to sea. Each house has a double bed and single sofa bed and additional beds are available if required. The guest houses can accommodate up to four people.
Haggerstone Island Guest House
Haggerstone Island, Far North Queensland, Australia
Ph: 61 7 3876 4644 Fax: 61 7 3876 4645
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