Luxury hotel holiday Orpheus Island Queensland

This 5-star island resort, Orpheus Island, provides incredible luxury and unparalleled access to the wonders of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and the National Park rainforest beyond. Perfect as a romantic retreat for couples, or a wildlife extravaganza for family holidays - snorkel, scuba dive, sail and hike through this incredible setting. The very best of Queensland's hospitality, wines and cuisine will compliment your once-in-a-lifetime experience in Australia's most pristine rainforest, mountains, beaches and coral reefs.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways, Qantas or other airlines to Sydney
  • Domestic flights with Qantas to Townsville
  • Helicopter transfers airport to hotel
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Orpheus Island, Queensland

Orpheus Island is an unspoilt tropical paradise off the coast of Queensland boasting 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline. With award-winning cuisine, excellent spa facilities and luxurious accommodation it is a great spot to relax and recuperate.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Central island location, a short walk to the beach

Annual opening All year, except for the month of February

Closest airport Townsville

Distance from airport Orpheus Island is approximately a 30-minute scenic helicopter journey from Townsville, or 90-minutes from Cairns

Hotel facilities and services

Pavilion Bar, Alfresco-style dining area, Restaurant, Gwandalan Day Spa, Infinity Pool, Reading room, Laundry Service, Complimentary WIFI.

Out and about nearby

Situated amidst the crystal-clear waters of the iconic Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island is an unspoilt tropical paradise stretching 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline and comprising 1,368 hectares of pristine National Park. The island is fringed by the pristine coral reefs of the World Heritage Listed Marine Park, creating a haven for snorkelling and diving. Fishing expeditions, private cruises and dinghy adventures are also on offer to more intrepid guests.Explorers are equally well-catered for, with tours of the glorious channel between Hinchinbrook Island, Australia's largest island National Park, and the picturesque Cardwell Coast. Hinchinbrook Island is spectacularly punctuated with abrupt headlands, waterfalls, secluded sandy pocket beaches, mangrove-line estuaries and dense rainforest. Highlights of this tour included guided walks along rainforest-clad trails and swimming at the base of Zoe and Mulligan waterfalls. Inquisitive minds can find their thirst quenched by educational tours of the Orpheus Island Research Station and its facilities, including the wet and dry laboratories and the live reef touch tanks. During specific times of the year, guests can meet internationally renowned marine scientists conducting integral research on climate change, sea level rise and the health of local ecosystems. However you chose to admire the sights and sounds of Orpheus Island, be sure to allocate some down-time on the beach or by the swimming pool, with a cocktail in hand, and admire the scenery of this glorious, paradise, one-in-a-lifetime paradise retreat.

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of Australia which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH5002

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Orpheus Island, Queensland

Orpheus Island Lodge features 14 rooms and suites each with Ocean views in a secluded and tranquil setting. Nestled in the sheltered Hazard Bay on the western side of the island, the luxury lodge is laid without fanfare along a ribbon of serene beach, and has a laid-back luxurious energy. From each room, enjoy the fabulous views from the comfort of your private terrace, the perfect private retreat to reflect on the natural beauty of the scenery that surrounds you. In the communal areas, enjoy an afternoon Sundowner in the main pavilion bar, before settling down to alfresco-style dining in the restaurant. The lapping of the waves and the dancing light over the coral sea is provide the perfect background for sampling the light, contemporary and daily-changing menu of Executive Chef Daniel Main. Celebrating a bounty of locally-sourced, wholesome and freshly caught and grown seasonal delights, each meal tells a tale and promises to stimulate both the mind and the palate.During the day, explore the spectacular scenery of the Great Barrier Reef, both above or below the water. A range of touring activities are included to help make your once-in-a-lifetime stay on this paradise island even more memorable. Other guests will prefer to relax and unwind by the inviting infinity pool that was specifically designed to mirror the shades and ambience of the Coral Sea. Another place to explore in search of indulgence is the gorgeous Gwandalan Day Spa. Gwandalan means 'rest and peace' in the local indigenous dialect, and there can be no more apt name for the impressive collection of treatments on offer, tastefully inspired by the indigenous elders of the region and their techniques for ultimate relaxation.

Room descriptions

Orpheus Island has 14 suites. Unobtrusive, romantic and contemporary, they are designed to immerse guests in the surrounding natural environment, carefully balancing privacy with ocean views. Each room features beautiful views, a fully stocked minibar, a coffee machine, an LED television, and Li'tya guest amenities.

North Beachfront Room These luxurious rooms are the smallest of the accommodation options, and feature ocean views and an outdoor deck
North Beachfront Suite This suite provides a larger option, and features ocean views, a private lounge room and an outdoor deck
North Beachfront Villa This Villa is designed with families and friends in mind. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and ocean views, it is the perfect holiday retreat for larger parties.
South Room These luxurious rooms feature garden views and ocean glimpses, as well as an outdoor shower
South Suite This suite provides a larger option, and features garden views, a private lounge, a stone bath and semi-private outdoor lounge

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of Australia which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH5002

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Orpheus Island, Queensland

The journey and how you get there

Access to Orpheus is either via a 30-minute helicopter journey from Townsville, or a 90-minute helicopter journey from Cairns over the picturesque coral-studded sea. When travelling to Orpheus, passengers are restricted to one small bag, to a maximum weight of 15kgs in total. Passengers with additional luggage are welcome to securely store it at the helicopter operator's hangar.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay of 2-nights

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of Australia which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH5002

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Orpheus Island, Queensland

About Queensland

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Queensland has much to offer, from the verdant Daintree rainforest to the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, although its main draw continues to be the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Stretching from Coolangatta to Cape York, Queensland best exemplifies Australia’s beach culture, with its endless stretches of sand and tropical climate. Queensland’s main cities are the lively and cosmopolitan Brisbane, and Cairns, which offers an extensive range of land and water activities. Passing over the Great Dividing Range, the land becomes drier as you reach the outback, providing a startling contrast to the lush colours of the coastal areas.

Highlights of Queensland

Sailing around the Whitsundays, Experiencing the largest sand island in the world – Fraser Island, Exploring the pristine Daintree Rainforest, Snorkelling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef, Seeing the endless horizons of the Gulf Savannah, Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Tour the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, Sunday market in scenic Port Douglas.

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