Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
An all-inclusive, boutique, luxury island resort, surrounded by the technicolour treasures of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island Lodge is everything an island hideaway should be: intimate, relaxed, indulgent and infinitely rewarding.
Accessed via a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight from Townsville (or a 90-minute helicopter flight from Cairns) over coral-studded turquoise waters. Surrounded by the tropical treasures of the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island Lodge is an intimate private island retreat.
Accommodating a maximum of just 28 guests across the resort’s 14 luxury rooms, suites and villas, personalised service is assured and privacy is never hard to find. Step out of your room and explore more than 1,000 hectares of national park and its pristine fringing reefs.
Orpheus Island Lodge features an alfresco-style dining area, day spa and infinity pool. Fishing and snorkelling gear, kayaks, paddleboards s and catamarans are also available. Whilst daily yoga classes salute the sun before breakfast.
Exploring the idyllic surrounds is easy with daily guided snorkelling tours of the fringing reefs and giant clam garden, motorised dinghies available for guests to discover secluded beaches (complete with chef-prepared picnic), and sunset cruises with canapes showcase a kaleidoscope of colour.
Venture a little further with a range of private charters by luxury cruiser or helicopter to enjoy scuba diving, guided rainforest walks on neighbouring Hinchinbrook Island or deep sea game fishing on the Outer Reef.
To celebrate a special occasion (or simply the end of another day in paradise), book a ‘Dining with the Tides’ degustation dinner for two under a starlit canopy on the lodge’s picturesque jetty.
All meals and most beverages, use of water sports equipment and a daily Orpheus experience are included with a stay on Orpheus Island. Orpheus Island lodge is closed for the month of February. There is a 15kg luggage allowance on the helicopter transfers. Visitors are advised to pack a soft bag for their Orpheus Island stay and any excess luggage can be stored at the helicopter base. Orpheus Island Lodge is available for exclusive use, making it an ideal tropical island escape for multi-generational family reunions, intimate destination weddings and other milestone celebrations.