Orpheus Island

Located amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus is a secluded island hideaway accommodating just 28 guests. Located 80km north of Townsville, the island stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline, and comprises of a pristine National Park and surrounding World Heritage-listed Marine Park. Access is either via a 30 minute helicopter journey from Townsville, or a 1.5 journey from Cairns.

Orpheus showcases a plethora of once in a lifetime experiences! Its principal dive sites boast 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef; the local waters are a fisherman’s playground and home to the most sought after reef fish species in the world; and guests can take the helm of a motorised dingy complete with gourmet picnic hamper and discover the many pristine coves and reefs that fringe this island paradise. Orpheus provides the perfect backdrop for a more private interlude if guests wish to simply relax and succumb to a unique indigenous-inspired treatment at the Gwandalan Day Spa. Or enjoy the most amazing Dining with the Tides degustation experience set on the Orpheus jetty underneath a starlit sky overlooking the beautiful Coral Sea.

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Best Months
October - January
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4 Days
Orpheus Island
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Orpheus Island 5 DAYS / Price on request
Day 1
Arrive on Orpheus Island

Arrive on Orpheus Island after your scenic helicopter flight from Cairns. Settle in to your island accommodation and enjoy a gourmet tapas-style lunch. After lunch, take a reef walk or snorkel adventure. Enjoy a massage at the Day Spa prior to a beautiful dinner overlooking the Reef.

Day 2
Orpheus Island

Wake up with a sunrise paddle boarding session followed by an adventure to the outer reef for SCUBA diving or fishing. Breakfast is served gourmet picnic-style during your 45 minute boat ride out to the reef.

Tonight, celebrate the day’s catch with a private table on the Orpheus pier – a Dining with the Tides dinner.

Day 3
Orpheus Island

After kayaking at sunrise, meet your guide for an informative boat ride and trek to Hinchinbrook Island, followed by a refreshing dip in Zoe Falls. On your return, gather your picnic hamper and head out to explore the fringing islands. Enjoy lunch on your own private island.

Tonight, enjoy a refreshing beverage at sunset while swaying under the palm trees in your private hammock, followed by a delightful degustation dinner personally prepared for you by the island’s chef.

Day 4
Orpheus Island

Your last full day on this magical island is spent at your leisure.

Day 5
Orpheus Island

After a morning snorkel adventure, it is time to bid Orpheus farewell. Enjoy your scenic helicopter flight back to Cairns.

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