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Offering luxurious accommodations with free Wi-Fi at the lodge, free meals and a private patio boasting stunning Coral Sea views, Orpheus Island Lodge is surrounded by serene, white sand beaches and 1,368 hectares of National Park.

Guests can take a dip in an infinity pool or relax with a unique, indigenous-inspired treatment at the Gwandalan Day Spa. The resort has a bar and restaurant with an alfresco-style dining area. Accommodations rates include all gourmet meals prepared by the head chef, using local produce and fresh seafood.

Located just 50 mi north of Townsville, Orpheus Island offers a secluded paradise escape set on the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. It is a 30-minute scenic helicopter ride from Townsville Airport or a 1.5 hour ride from Cairns. The surrounding World Heritage-listed Marine Park features snorkeling and diving with over a thousand species of tropical reef fish.

Each of the refurbished beachfront rooms offer bright and modern décor, a 32-inch LED flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. Crisp white bed linens and Li’tya guest amenities are provided.

Your inclusions feature activities such as a daily Orpheus experience, which includes snorkeling, fishing, and island cruises.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 10 for a two-person trip.

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Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Kosher, American



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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

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  • Is your private beach next to the property or do I need to use a means of transportation to go there?

    Good Afternoon, All the rooms are water facing and the walk onto the beach where you can swim. Guests also have access to a dinghy to head out to their own private beach for the day if they wish for some privacy.

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  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    Good Afternoon, June through to September is our most stable time of the year when we do not have any rain. It is beautiful and cleat with daytime temperatures at about 27 degrees.

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  • How is the resort affected by the tropical rain around Oct/Nov, we stayed up in Cairns around Dec and it rained 10 days straight. Are the tropical weather patterns similar on the island?

    As the island is located further South closer to Townsville, the wet season typically starts the end of December in this region. It is located about 4 hours south of Cairns and experiences quite different weather patterns.

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Closest Airports
  • Townsville Airport
    46.1 miles
How to get to Orpheus Island Lodge from Townsville Airport
    Private shuttle
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: Seafood, International

Resort Facilities at Orpheus Island Lodge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Library
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Fishing
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate/Cookies
  • Fruit
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/Champagne
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Strollers
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
  • Yoga classes
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
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2:30 PM - 5:00 PM


9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
3 - 16 years
Extra bed by request
AUD 275 per child, per night
17+ years
Extra bed by request
AUD 550 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express Orpheus Island Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Access to Orpheus is via a 30-minute helicopter journey from Townsville over the picturesque coral-studded sea. There is one daily scheduled transfer from Townsville each day from AUD 700 return per person. Please note that the cost of this transfer is not included in your accommodations booking and must be arranged and paid separately. Please contact Northern Escape Collection Reservations in advance to arrange transfers prior to confirming any domestic or international flights. You can contact the reservations team for the lodge using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Transfers will only be confirmed once accurate body weights are provided. If guest weights are not supplied at the time of booking, an upgrade cost for a private charter may apply as seats are limited.

Please note that there is a nonrefundable 1.5% charge when you pay with a Visa or Mastercard credit card.

Please note that there is a nonrefundable 1.98% charge when you pay with a American Express credit card.

FAQs about Orpheus Island Lodge

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, Orpheus Island Lodge is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Orpheus Island Lodge is from 2:30 PM, and check-out is until 2:00 PM.

  • Orpheus Island Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Orpheus Island Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Library
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Beauty services
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Facial treatments
    • Beach
    • Manicure
    • Walking tours
    • Pedicure
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Private beach area
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Yoga classes

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Orpheus Island Lodge by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 30min

  • Room options at Orpheus Island Lodge include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double

  • Orpheus Island Lodge is 1.3 miles from the center of Orpheus Island.

  • The prices at Orpheus Island Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.