Orpheus Island Resort

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A complimentary 'Dining with Tides' dinner

Five-star barefoot chic on a private island in the Great Barrier Reef

This to-die-for escape on the Great Barrier Reef is an emerald jewel. Guests arrive at Orpheus – one of the world’s last privately owned island retreats – by seaplane, flying over the islands of the Coral Sea.

Know It All

Hit the spot
On the Great Barrier Reef, 80 km from Townsville

Come here for...
● Honeymoon nights. ● Five-stay castaway island living. ● Dinner on the jetty under the Southern stars. ● Arriving by seaplane over the Barrier Reef.

There are two pools, a water sports centre, gym, games room, tennis courts and boats for guests’ use.

Good to know
Not one for budget travellers, but uniquely special.


21 studio-style rooms and suites.

Special features
All rooms have a private patio and spa. Sprawling Nautilus Spa suites are the biggest, with a separate lounge and huge private patio. Expect a kingsize bed, bathrobes, CD player, and aromatherapy oil burner.

Pillow Talk
Shower under the stars before bed in of one of two luxury Nautilus suites.

Eat & Drink

Dining in
Heart-melting settings don’t come much better than on the pier at Orpheus Island, where dinner is served under a starlit sky.  Your ‘Dining with the Tides’ experience features a seven course tasting menu with highlights including scampi grilled with preserved lemons and garlic, and coriander and garlic confit of Muscovy duckling served with trumpet mushrooms and Parma ham.

Diehard sweet-tooths will adore the shamelessly calorific fried coconut-crusted Belgian chocolate with a hazelnut liqueur cone. Best of all, all this indulgnce is included in your tariff.

Buffet breakfast is served until 10 am

Room service
Available morning and evening.


See & do
Orpheus is made for just chilling, but there are plenty of activities on offer to keep you as busy as you want. Included in your tariff are canoeing, water skiiing, snorkelling, outings in a motorised dinghy, guided walks through the island’s national park terrain, fishing, day and night tennis and heaps more. In addition to this you can arrange scuba diving, game fishing, take a tour of the reefs, go tropical fish-feeding, charter a seaplane or go on a cruise on the resort’s own catamaran. Phew.

A range of spa treatments – from a Wuri Julma massage to Yiri Julaymba spa therapy – will leave you preened and pampered.


A complimentary 'Dining with Tides' dinner

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Rates Guide

From AU$ 1600. (Double room per night including all meals but not travel from Townsville).

Check In

From midday onwards – depending on the arrival time of your seaplane.

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Minimum Night Stay

We suggest staying a minimum of three nights


Open all year

Air Conditioning

Yes – all rooms. Ceiling fans are also fitted.


Over 15’s only



Wedding License?

Yes – and your dream wedding can be tailored pretty well any way you want here.



Via Townsville, Queensland 4810. Orpheus Island is 80km north of Townsville and 24km offshore.


Not applicable – there are no cars.


Townsville – 80km


Townsville – 80 km, or Cairns – 190km. Most guests arrive by seaplane from Townsville. This is normally payable, though some Orpheus packages include free air transfers. Check for details when sending your booking request.

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Call us on 01225 428888

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