A truly secluded paradise, Haggerstone Island is located near the tip of Cape York on the virtually uninhabited cost. The owners, Roy and Anna Turner, have put more than 20 years of their lives into developing a spectacular resort in this serene and tranquil locale. While the island itself is a marvel, the surrounding lagoons, reefs, and open waters of the Northern Great Barrier Reef are what make this resort unique.

Property Details

The island has six principal structures, and the only inhabitants are the Turner family, their staff, and their privileged guests.

Beach Hut

The Beach Hut has an open plan and is constructed mainly from driftwood. It is situated on the beach and some distance from the main complex. The washroom and open shower in the coconut forest can be reached by a boardwalk, and large canvas shutters open directly onto the beach where the sun sets over the open fireplace.

Kwila Hut

Kwila Hut also features an open plan and is a handcrafted timber dwelling near the water that is shaded under a canopy of coral trees. The hut was inspired by Roy’s travels in New Guinea and furnished with artifacts from the island. Timber shutters can be opened on all sides to allow a cool breeze to flow through, and there is a sundeck with a view past the coral trees all the way to the reef.

Lagoon Hut

The Lagoon Hut is found towards the east side of the island nestled in a coral tree grove overlooking the Coral Sea. The open plan timber pole hut is raised above ground level for spectacular ocean views.

Tree House

The Tree House comprises three separate buildings. The circular bathroom is at ground level, and the bedroom is perched in the tree canopy. The central lounge area is a high gabled structure located between the two. The bedroom is reached by a rope bridge, and both the central room and bedroom have panoramic views of the lagoons and surrounding reef.

The main pavilion was the first building completed on the island. It features a library, bar, fireplace, wine cellar, lounge, dining area, two bathrooms, a loft, an observation deck, and the kitchen. The building’s construction of big poles and heavy beams support a thatched roof made of Alang Alang grass imported from Bali. Driftwood and other eye-catching artifacts are expertly displayed throughout. Guests congregate here around the fireplace on the deck while meals of freshly caught seafood and handpicked produce are prepared. Meals are always homemade, and the menu varies daily depending on what fruits were ripe for picking, what fish was caught, and how many eggs the free roaming fowl have laid.

The Jetty was constructed from aged timbers, and the thatch roof and stone fireplace makes the building a romantic spot, an ideal place to welcome the dawn or enjoy a glass of champagne while watching the sun set. The waters around the jetty are teeming with marine life from large rays and coral fish species to the resident sardine population.

The island is full of adventures for active guests, and those that seek only relaxation and escape will find plenty of secluded spots to enjoy. Fishing is a major part of the experience here, whether rod and reel, spear, or fly fishing, on the reef, in the ocean, or on the river. There is no human habitation for almost one hundred miles, and the area is rarely disturbed. Skin diving and snorkeling are good year round. There are two clear water lagoons just off the beach, and the surrounding reef areas can be reached by boat. There is also a shipwreck nearby waiting for you to explore. For bird watching enthusiasts, the island is home to a dense and varied population. The adjacent mainland beaches are excellent locations for beach combing and sand boarding, or you can arranged for helicopter flights over the World Heritage forests.

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