Orpheus Island

With perfect snorkelling conditions and hiking through eucalypts.  Two of the attractions of this unique 1,300 ha island north of Townsville in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

An eclectic collection of wildlife inhabits the national park—wildlife ranging from echidnas and bandicoots to green tree frogs and ospreys.

Scuba diving and snorkelling is the best way to appreciate the genuine wonders of the 1,000 species of fish inhabiting the stunning variety of soft and hard coral.

The ultra-private Orpheus Island Lodge offers quintessential luxury throughout its facility.

This is a brilliant complement to the uniqueness of its natural environment.

The island is part of the Palm Island group.



Starting with the spectacular resort that accommodates a maximum of 28 guests. Surrounded by the pristine turquoise waters for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Next, the 11-kilometre island is a National Park sitting within the Great Barrier Reef National Marine Park. 

First, the North Beachfront rooms, all with stunning views of the Coral Sea for guests travelling in twos.

Second North Beachfront Villas on the protected western side of the island is perfect for families and groups.

The third accommodation type is the South Rooms, slightly back from the water’s edge surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

Fourth, the South Suites are secluded and surrounded by lush tropical gardens.  These suites are perfect for honeymooners and couples.

Island Inclusions

All rates include all gourmet meals with a selection of Australian wines and beers.

Unlimited use of the all-inclusive water equipment.

Including paddleboards, catamarans, fishing equipment, kayaks and motorised dinghy.

Gwandanlan Day Spa

Every treatment a the Gwandanlan Day Spa aspires to promote wellness and balance.  During your stay, partake in one or several decadent spa treatments.


Frequently asked questions

Where is Orpheus Island? Located 110 kilometres north of Townsville and 45 kilometres east of Ingham.

How to get to Orpheus Island?  Transfers are by a spectacular 30-minute helicopter flight from Townsville.

Who owns Orpheus  Island?  This island is owned by the Morris Family and is part of the exclusive Northern Escape Collection.