Haggerstone Island is a very remote and secluded spot,
located 600 km north of Cairns. It lays within the northern part of
the Great Barrier Reef, along side the wild stretch of
The lodgings are conical roofs, with shutters for
walls, a slate floored bathroom with one glass wall, a deck with a
view, and what a view, of the turquoise lagoon and a backdrop of
uninhabited islands floating in the horizon. There are three hand
crafted private guest houses that look out upon the sea. Each
includes a bathroom, kitchenette and sundeck. Two of the huts are
self contained and one is a more rustic hut with outside shower and
toilet. Each guest house can accommodate up to four people. They
cater for just 6-8 guests at any one time.
Activities and Other Things To Do
Things to do on the island, besides relaxing include:
- Fishing: rod, reel or fly
fishing, reef, ocean or river. Bait is caught off the island beach.
- Spear Fishing: catch dinner. Reef fish and tropical crayfish
are easily obtained on nearby reefs.
- Scuba Diving and Snorkelling: with incredibly clear lagoons
with beautiful coral gardens right on your door step.
- Wildlife: with prolific marine life, both land and sea bird
species, Green Turtle rookery nearby.
- Shipwreck: discover shipwrecks, nearby lies a shipwreck from
- Beach Combing: the adjacent mainland beaches has no access
roads, leaving miles of uninhabited coastline to explore.
How To Get There
600 km north of Cairns.
- Access: Access by light aircraft from Cairns then transfer by
boat from Hicks (see the website for full details). If you are
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
Check out our listing of
Island accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide
information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for
more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.