Home Arkaba has made the transformation from outback sheep station to private wildlife conservancy and offers guests a broader wilderness experience. To
If you are seeking 5 star service, hot showers, chocolates on the pillows and fancy spas don’t go! But if you are looking for adventure on a true island paradise then this place is like a dream come true. It has been called beach chic, rustic, Robinson Crusoe and more but it is just plain good fun. Owner Roy Turner is a real live Crocodile Dundee and adventure is his lifeblood, whether it being exploring world war 2 wrecks, diving with turtles, snorkelling the pristine reef, beachcombing, spotting crocs or fishing for Barramundi – Roy will have you on the go from the moment you arrive. I must admit this is one of my favourite spots in Australia and there are long list of A-listers that think so too. In the evening Roy cooks up some of the most memorable feasts you will ever see and the theatre of him cooking the freshest seafood combined with herbs and tropical vegetables all from the island is a site not forgotten. On my last trip to Haggerstone Island we flew by chopper to a secluded tidal river caught fresh barramundi and made beer battered Barra and washed it down with chilled French wine. This is something that you will remember for a lifetime. Likewise Roy pulled up the boat when we were on the reef and said just be a minute dived down and re-emerged with a huge painted cray (lobster) and preceded to cook it for us there and then on the boat. Its moments like these that make this place truly unique and for lovers of adventure this is a must. The location is indescribably beautiful, the reef incredible and with only 4 rooms why not rent your own island paradise! If you do you will never forget it and I guarantee you will return.