Orpheus Island Resort
Orpheus Island Resort is an exclusive luxury retreat on a pristine Great Barrier Reef island.
Without the intrusion of telephones, televisions, day-trippers or children under 15, Orpheus Island offers total privacy and a premium level of discrete and unaffected service. With a limit of 42 guests, you’ll have the space you need to truly find yourself.
Orpheus Island is a true Great Barrier Reef island, located 190km south of Cairns and 24km offshore; home to pristine beaches and tropical rainforests, it’s also a national park. The surrounding waters contain what is regarded by experts to be some of the best coral on the entire Reef.
The accommodation at Orpheus is sophisticated and inviting – and all just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge. You will be unobtrusively looked after in unpretentious comfort, with minimal fuss and maximum care.
As well national park and coral reef, resort guests enjoy two swimming pools, heated spa, tennis courts, water sports centre, gymnasium recreation room and a luxury 32-foot catamaran.
Dining is relaxed and a true highlight of the Orpheus experience. Tropical fruits, local seafoods and exotic delicacies are served with flair and imagination – with delicious ocean views and sunsets thrown in for good measure.
Just a few kilometres from the Australian mainland, Orpheus Island feels a universe away from day-to-day cares – the perfect place to be marooned in luxury.
Location: Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system comprising nearly 3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands – it is also the planet’s biggest single living structure, formed by billions of tiny organisms known as coral polyps. It stretches for over 2,600km, covering approximately 350,000 square kilometres.
A large part of the reef is protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which helps to limit the impact of human use.
Activities offered by the property
At Orpheus Island Resort, the activities are plentiful but optional. If you choose, you can take part in a wide array of complimentary activities, designed to accommodate all levels of fitness and interest. Explore the coral gardens where 1,100 species of fish add to the riot of colour. Relax on your own private beach with a gourmet hamper. Take part in a unique nature interpretive activity. Or simply lie by the pool and while away the hours.
Complimentary activities include:
Gourmet picnic hampers
Local snorkel trips including equipment
Light fishing gear
Day and night tennis (equipment provided)
Self-guided and guided walks through national park
A wide array of selected interpretive activities
Optional activities (charges apply) include:
Outer reef trips
Adventure interpretive snorkel
Dining with the tides
Cruise on Orpheus’ 32′ catamaran
Orpheus Island is open all year. The best time to travel in the region is April to November. December to March is the wet season, when you are likely to experience high humidity and rain, particularly in the months of February and March.
Packages include all meals and non-alcoholic beverages. The award-winning restaurant caters to lovers of gourmet food, offering a la carte breakfasts, al fresco courtyard lunches, gourmet picnic hampers, and seven-course degustation menus for evening meals.
Individual room description
Nearest major City/Town
City – Townsville
Air Access is available with scheduled daily helicopter flights from either Townsville or Cairns to Orpheus Island.
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