Haggerstone and Authentic Once in a Lifetime Experience

Haggerstone Island 

Haggerstone Island – Great Barrier Reef
Haggerstone Island is an all-inclusive boutique resort island situated in the Great Barrier Reef. Guests can enjoy barefoot luxury while experiencing the activities and adventures that make the island unique. Included in the accommodation cost are fishing, snorkelling, spearfishing, beachcoming, gourmet meals and daily ocean Safaris. Each day is tailored to suit guests wishes.

The individually designed lodges blend seamlessly along the island foreshore; each private villa with its own pristine beachfront and sea view. The meals are a blend of homegrown produce and freshly caught seafood. Menu examples include Crayfish Ravioli, Mud Crab, Red Emperor with Beurre Blanc reduction, Szechuan Crispy Quails or Steam Barramundi.

Three truly unique Styles of Accommodation

THE BEACH HUT

BAREFOOT, SUNBLEACHED AND CASTAWAY
The Beach hut is an open plan, aesthetic drift wood accommodation situated right on the beach and some distance from the main complex, a boardwalk leads down to the open shower and bathroom standing amid a coconut forest.

DESIGN STYLE /
INSPIRATION
Large canvas shutters open directly onto the beach where the sun sets over an open fireplace. Barefoot luxury for those who enjoy bird song and sunrise on your doorstep.

FACILITIES
Queen Bed
Lower Bedroom with option for one or two Singles
Bathroom
Kitchenette
Oceanview
Open Fireplace

HOUSE  MAWU

DESIGNED WITH AFRICAN-MORROCAN INFLUENCE, THIS THREE BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW VILLA IS OUR PREMIUM RESIDENCE.
House Mawu was designed exclusively by Roy and is the largest and most luxurious of all the accommodation available. The self contained villa is located on our hillside overlooking the big lagoon and North-East beach.

DESIGN STYLE /
INSPIRATION
It has two queen bedrooms, two open air bathrooms, an open plan kitchen lounge area with a stone fire place, library and loft with two singles. The building is covered with a thatch roof and supported by a colossal drift wood centre pole washed in from the forests of New Guinea. It is the ultimate designer’s dream of island seclusion.

FACILITIES
Two Queen Bedrooms
One Loft Bedroom
Two Ensuites
Kitchen
Library
Open Fireplace
Oceanview

LAGOON HUT

ONLY A SHELLS THROW AWAY
FROM OUR LARGEST CORAL LAGOON
Lagoon hut is located toward the North East side of the island a stone throw from the waters edge with views overlooking our Big Lagoon and Coral Sea.DESIGN STYLE /
INSPIRATION
An open plan handcrafted timber pole hut, raised above ground level so as to afford spectacular ocean views across the reef. Polished floors and glass doors, timber shutters open on all sides to allow a cool sea breeze. Due to fortunate erosion the hut has, over the years, edged closer and closer to the waters edge and now sits only a few meters from the gently lapping waves at high tide.

FACILITIES
Queen Bed
Option for one or two Single
Ensuite
Kitchen
Oceanview

KWILLA HUT

WHERE THE FOREST MEETS THE SEA..
Spread sparingly along the islands long beach, our 5 beach front villa’s offer absolute privacy and stunning ocean views. Embracing Papua New Guinea / African design, each generous, open-plan villa features a private deck, tropical garden, offering first row seats of the best entertainment – nature itself.

DESIGN STYLE /
INSPIRATION
Spread sparingly along the islands long beach, our 5 beach front villa’s offer absolute privacy and stunning ocean views. Embracing Papua New Guinea / African design, each generous, open-plan villa features a private deck, tropical garden, offering first row seats of the best entertainment – nature itself.

FACILITIES
Spread sparingly along the islands long beach, our 5 beach front villa’s offer absolute privacy and stunning ocean views. Embracing Papua New Guinea / African design, each generous, open-plan villa features a private deck, tropical garden, offering first row seats of the best entertainment – nature itself.

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WHETHER ITS SNORKELLING OVER CORAL GARDENS, FISHING FOR GIANT RED EMPEROR OR FLYING OVER WATERFALLS, A TAILORED ADVENTURE AWAITS YOU ON HAGGERSTONE ISLAND
All daily adventures on our 45ft Jet Boat are included in the accomodation cost, as well as equipment, Jet ski use

DRIFT OVER SOME OF THE MOST UNTOUCHED AND ISOLATED CORAL GARDENS IN THE WORLD
The Reef in our area is utterly untouched and demonstrates what coral and fish life used to be before human interference. Float over florescent gardens, or plunge into the cavernous formations created by centuries of uninterrupted growth. Expect to see Green Turtles, Manta Rays and prolific fish life during your stay.

SNORKELLING
Every day out on the boat we visit a different destination and often will not repeat the same location within a month or even a year. Some of our favourite snorkelling locations we have named:

The Garden – A shallow and brilliantly coloured, vivid coloured staghorn, plate, boulder and fan corals.
Ashmore Banks – A beautiful sand cay with an incredibly clear fringing reef and deep drop-off, Maori Wrasse, huge Brain Coral formations and the possibilities of Manta Rays, Crayfish and even Dolphins.
The Outer Barrier Wishbone Reef – On calm days we venture out the the incredible outer reef formation located due east of the island. Expect to see every imaginable form of marine life in its most impressive condition.

BLUE WATER FISHING
With knowledge of the area built from thirty years of experience we have the pleasure of guaranteeing an unparalleled fishing experience. Although we rely on our freshly caught seafood for meals we still maintain a high catch and release ration for the fish we don’t need. Some examples of the common species caught are Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Finger mark, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefin Tuna, Queen fish, Dog tooth Tuna and Giant Trevally.

ESTUARY AND RIVER FISHING
Haggerstone is fortunate to be situated near an uninhabited stretch of coastline. This gives us access to untouched river systems. The rivers are both beautiful and teeming with life – a great place to explore, fish and discover. Some examples of the common species caught are Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark and Estuarine Cod. Saratoga can also be targeted.

Indulge

MINUTES FROM THE OCEAN TO YOUR PLATE
Our cuisine focuses heavily on the abundance of first class seafood pulled from the ocean that is our back yard. The seafood we eat is almost always caught on the day and fruit and vegetables come organically grown in our orchard.

WHAT IS NOT CAUGHT IS GROWN
Papaya, banana, grapefruit and passion-fruit are picked fresh from our orchard. Fresh toasted coconut flavours the homemade muesli. The eggs are the produce of free roaming chickens and the salad is a mix of flourishing rocket and local vegetables with origins in New Guinea.

SEAFOOD YOU HAVE CAUGHT YOURSELF
If you are a keen fisher or spear-fisherman then the majority of the seafood you eat will most likely be also caught by you, and always on the same day. Anna Turer has released a cookbook containing many of our dishes

SUSTAINIBILITY IS A WAY OF LIFE
At Haggerstone we only ever keep as much as we need to eat, and the majority of our daily catch is released. This also preserves our fishing and spearfishing locations ensuring that every visiter has an exceptional experience.

THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE
For those who want the ultimate adventure experience, we recommend the use of our chartered helicopter service to visit private waterfalls, sand-cays, fish untouched river systems or enjoy a sunset champagne atop mountainous sand dunes.

LUNCH AT THE FALLS
The Helicopter departs Haggerstone mid morning and first visits unexplored river systems so that fish can be caught, namely Barramundi and Mangrove Jack, for lunch. From there a scenic flight then leads up to your lunch destination, locally named ‘The Lost Falls’.SAND DUNES AND RIVER FISHING
Unparralelled river fishing can be experienced with the convenience of fly in – fly out drop offs in incredibly remote estuary systems. The bay opposite Haggerstone holds the largest silica sand dunes in Australia and can be visited by Helicopter with permission from the traditional owners. Quotes for helicopter use are wholesale and come directly from the charter company. For details or to organize one for your stay, simply include the request in your booking enquiry.

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