Island Eco Hotel in Cape York North Queensland
Haggerstone Island Cape York North Queensland Tropical Huts Eco Hotel Resort Places To Stay Lodgings Accommodations
Hosts: Roy and Anna Turner
Address: Haggerstone Island, North Queensland, Australia
Telephone: 61-7-40 603 399,
Activities/Attractions: Haggerstone Island is located on the Great Barrier Reef, about 600 kilometres north of Cairns alongside the rugged Cape York Peninsula. Guests will be amazed by the marine life on Haggerstone. Exploring shipwrecks, beach combing for WW2 artifacts, snorkelling and fishing are complemented by a superb yet simple mouth watering cuisine featuring all fresh natural foods. The incredible remoteness of Haggerstone and the simplicity of island life ensures this is one of Australia's most unforgettable experiences.
Two clear water lagoons just off Haggerstone's beach put beautiful coral gardens right on your doorstep. Also close by they have discovered an 1840s shipwreck in a shallow reef garden. The utter remoteness of the location ensures that the marine life is prolific. Adjacent to Haggerstone on the Outer Barrier Reef is one of the largest Green Turtle rookeries in the world, and turtles are abundant in the waters off Haggerstone. Haggerstone Island has it all, miles of pristine white beaches, the perfect tropical climate, adventurous exploration, remoteness and isolation.
Fishing is good at all levels - rod, reel, spear or fly fishing, reef, ocean or river. As there is no human habitation for nearly one hundred miles, the grounds around us are rarely disturbed. Bait is caught off the island beach. Spear fishing is an every day method of food gathering. Reef fish and tropical crayfish are easily caught on nearby reefs and are easily accessed.
"Getting there is part of the adventure. If you're lucky, you may see a fleet of trawlers, a school of tuna besieged by flocks of noddies or the ‘mothership’ that plies the coastline, delivering supplies to remote areas such as Haggerstone Island every two weeks.”
General Information: Welcome to Haggerstone Island ... located 600 kms north of Cairns, Queensland, adjacent to the virtually uninhabited coast, near the tip of Cape York. The island lies in a region where man barely exists and turns the notion of fictional paradise into reality. Haggerstone is a truly unique and wonderful place - a small complex of tropical timber buildings, gardens, orchard and dams; set amidst true wilderness country. Haggerstone Island is only accessible by air to a neighbouring island, it is an incredibly remote and unspoilt Robinson Crusoe retreat.
Catering for a small number of guests (6-8) you will live well, eat well and as one guest put it "survive in style". Haggerstone provides a unique base from which to ramble or explore, or... just to be. Roy and Anna Turner have put twenty years of their lives into extending the beauty of the island with everything they have created. Their hand crafted free form buildings of varying style are placed gently in the island jungle, giving the feeling they have been there forever. The main building captures the imagination; heavy beams, high thatched roof, light flickering from the cooking fire. At the ocean, a thatched jetty hovers over a lagoon that vibrates with fish life. All 6 huts are serviced daily and include:
The Main Pavilion is where all meals are enjoyed at a large communal table or around the open fire. There is also a library, comfortable couches and daybed, bar, open kitchen and two bathrooms. Communication systems, medical, phone, fax and stores are located here.
The Jetty is a gorgeous place to sit, relax and watch the schools of fish, the jetty has a thatched roof and a cooking fire and overlooks the big lagoon.
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).
Fishing, snorkelling, boat excursions, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included in your tariff.