About Orpheus Island
Escape to this exclusive holiday island of forest-clad hills and gorgeous white-sand beaches surrounded by turquoise waters teeming with a vast array of marine life.
A total of 1100 species of fish and 340 of the 350 known species of coral found on the Great Barrier Reef are here at Orpheus.
Things to do and see
Sunbathe on a choice of seven white-sand beaches and swim and snorkel the island's fringing coral gardens to see colourful reef fish and green sea turtles. Dive the Great Barrier Reef among manta rays and dugongs and, from June to September, spot migrating humpback whales.
Explore the 1368ha national park on three sign-posted walking tracks that wind through the rainforest, looking out for echidnas, bandicoots, green tree frogs and harmless brown and green tree snakes along the way.
Relax in comfort at the exclusive 5-star Orpheus Island Resort – with no televisions, telephones or children under the age of 15 in sight – the perfect spot for a beach holiday or romantic getaway.
Getting there – Orpheus Island is located 24km offshore in the warm waters of tropical North Queensland, around 80km north of Townsville and 190km south of Cairns. The island is easily reached by seaplane from Townsville and Cairns.