The simplistic name belies the deep-seated joy and environmental re-awakening that comes with a stay at Little Black Shack. It starts as you drift across to Great Mackerel Beach on the old wooden ferry from Palm Beach. A 1930s fisherman’s shack reimagined in every sense of the word – except in its ability to transport frazzled souls to a simpler time – 18 months of hard work recycling, repurposing, reusing and rebuilding revealed the retreat it is today. Dreams and stories eke out of every shelf – collectables gathered by the owners over 30 years. Shrouded by national park with its own private beach, leave your shoes (and indeed, perhaps all of your clothes) at the door.
Things we love
“Our aim is to be totally powered by the sun, grow, raise and catch as much of our own food as we can, make any furniture we need and collect all our water from the sky and the sea.”
~ Jamie Kwong, Little Black Shack