The scintillating Haggerstone Island
(also sometimes referred to as “Haggerston Island”) lies in the Reef about 600km north of Cairns. With white sandy beaches, emerald jungle, blue lagoons, picturesque natural beauty, tropical gardens, orchard, dams, and exotic timber buildings, this small island is a magnificent holiday hotspot, with all facilities for fun and entertainment. An extraordinary island experience, Haggerstone is an unspoilt Robinson Crusoe style retreat.
Ultimate in intimacy and privacy, Haggerstone Island is a unique holiday destination that caters to guests interested in exploring the island and its surrounding wilderness. The island can only be reached by chartered aircraft and seaplane or boat ride. The private island is perfect for couples and honeymooners, with numerous isolated zones to enjoy and explore. You can find nature at its best on this self-sustaining island, which boasts world’s best coral gardens. Haggerstone Island has a diverse range of wild life and marine life. The Outer Barrier Reef, which is next to the Haggerstone Island, is home to world’s biggest Green Turtle rookeries.
Explore the underwater marine life on Haggerstone along with World War II artefacts, shipwrecks and also participate in various recreational activities, such as scuba diving and snorkelling, for more fun and adventure. A private island, Haggerstone Island also offers ideal setting for swimming with dolphins and manta rays. If you are a history lover, don’t forget to visit the 19th century shipwreck Loch Ard or explore the sand dunes of Shellbourne Bay, the unspoiled islands, pristine beaches, wild rivers, sand cays and bays of Cape York.
You can experience fishing, spear fishing and fly-fishing in the crystal clear waters around the fascinating Haggerstone Island, which has an abundance of marine life and coral reefs. You can also catch crayfish and reef fish at the nearby reefs. For more fun and enjoyment, go for bird watching at the lush jungle of Haggerstone Island, which is home to a wide variety of birds, such as jungle fowls, kingfishers, honeyeaters, coloured pigeons, eagles, sunbirds, pitas, finches, and bar shouldered doves.
For an adrenaline pumping experience, go for one of the available Haggerstone helicopter adventures, which is the best way to explore Haggerstone Island and its surrounding World Heritage areas, including lush green forests, secluded sand cays, waterfalls, uninhabited lagoons and estuaries. Haggerstone Island has wonderful weather conditions, which are ideal to enjoy the most popular water sports activities, such as snorkelling and diving. You can also get an opportunity to explore the 1840s shipwreck and the colourful coral gardens while enjoying sky diving. Walking alongside the shores of the beaches offers a wide range of driftwood, shells, sand dunes and fresh water lakes for you to explore and enjoy nature at its best.
In terms of accommodation, with three handcrafted private guesthouses overlooking the sea, Haggerstone Island is an idyllic resort for a perfect romantic or family retreat, catering to a small and exclusive number of guests. Each guesthouse can easily accommodate four guests, with the main building on the private island being a native style open house. You can even rent the spectacular island on a whole-of-island basis.