One of Magnetic Island's great accommodation secrets is one of its oldest. Tucked away at the end of Cook Road in beautiful Arcadia, Forest Haven is owned and operated by a fifth generation Island family who know all there is about the authentic Magnetic Island experience and will quickly make you feel like a local.
Situated right beneath the stunning granite outcrops, which rise above Magnetic's prettiest, populated bay at Arcadia, Forest Haven is situated within 3/4 acres of tropical gardens which back onto the World Heritage National Park.
Forest Haven has a rich history dating back to World War II. The main building was completed in 1947 but a part of the complex was used in WWII as barracks for soliders manning The Forts observation point. It has been run as a guest house ever since.
Forest Haven is a very relaxed and quiet alternative to Magnetic's bigger and busier budget accommodation houses. Visitors are impressed at Forest Haven's truly inexpensive rates in such a superb location that has all the facilities you need for a no-hassle holiday - including:
*Free pick-up and return to the ferry terminal
*All tour bookings
*Linen provided and of course
*swimming pool and barbeque areas.
The accommodation ranges from 1 or 2 bedroom self contained
units with double and twin beds through to four bed dorms.
Leah Dutton (right) is one of the family
who you will meet during your stay
A preview of the self contained units follows:
It's a great place for friends to stay together and save together
And the dorms look like this:
And there is always the chance you will meet
a few more locals than you expected.
And the scenery within a couple of minutes walk is part of
what gives Magnetic Island its World Heritage status.
Rooms are available from $40 & Beds from $15 per night. Units from $80 per night.
For all the information you need to enjoy a real break from
the pace in a place where traditional north Queensland hospitality
is waiting for you, contact Forest Haven on: