Our cottage sleeps up to four people, (plus children by arrangement) and has an ensuite bathroom. Bedding and towels are provided.
The shared kitchen has a gas cooktop, a small oven and the use of a fridge, along with all the necessary cooking and dining equipment.
The Lodge overlooks the wharf and hosts the nearby fire-pit. It is set up for dining or just relaxing and is the perfect spot for a camp oven dinner or watching the sunset. It's also the perfect spot to listen to a yarn about pearls for those who are interested.
The wharf is the most exciting place on the island! So much to see - pearl farming demonstrations, and fish/turtle/dolphin/croc spotting.
There are a plethora of fish in Escape River and Rusty is happy to point you in the right direction. You also may be able to flick a line from the wharf if the season is right.
Side Beach at low tide is perfect for beach-combing and bird-watching. For those more adventurous souls, a trek over to Front Beach may appeal.
Our shop provides an opportunity to purchase naked pearls, pearl jewellery, and pearl shell, either in display baskets or stand-alone. We do not have EFTPOS facilities, but purchases can be made with cash or through Direct Deposit or EFT into our account.
Guests need to provide their own transport to the island (boat, charter or helicopter) and bring their own food, drink and fishing gear. Booking is essential.
Cost is $AUD220/night for one to two people, or $AUD330/night for groups of three to four people. Children by arrangement.
Turtle Head Island and Escape River is a pristine wilderness area. As such, we do not allow dogs or other pets to visit the island.
We enjoy catching and eating fish from the river, but do not allow excessive fishing and taking of large quantities of fish from the wharf.
Escape River is home to a number of crocodiles and we urge guests to take all care when on or near the water, being especially aware of children's safety.
Due to the remote location of the farm and the reality of crocodiles, we would encourage guests to refrain from excessive consumption of alcohol.