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Orpheus Island Lodge

Located amidst the glistening waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island Lodge is a rare island hideaway accommodating just 28 indulged guests. The island itself, comprising more than 1,000 hectares of national park, stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline and is surrounded by pristine, protected Marine Park waters.

Orpheus showcases a plethora of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Its local dive and snorkel sites boast 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef, 340 of the 359 varieties of hard corals and some of the region's largest collections of soft corals; the turquoise local waters are a fisherman's playground and home to the most sought-after reef species in the world; guests can take the helm of a motorized dinghy, complete with gourmet picnic hamper, and discover the many pristine private coves that fringe Orpheus; or they can succumb to a unique Indigenous-inspired treatment at the day spa. Not to be missed is the island's signature 'Dining with the Tides' experience; an intimate degustation dinner under a starlit canopy on the lodge's jetty.

Access to Orpheus Island Lodge is via a 30-minute helicopter journey from Townsville.
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge
Orpheus Island Lodge

Room Information

Orpheus Island Lodge accommodates just 28 indulged guests at any one time. With a beautiful balance between contemporary and laid-back luxe island aesthetic, all accommodation types ensure a tranquil sanctuary for guests to unwind in with their restful color palette, blonde timbers, stylish décor, airy open-plan designs and Coral Sea views.

North Beachfront Room
With sweeping views of the Coral Sea and swaying palms, the North Beachfront Rooms are our inviting and most popular accommodation option. Ideal for those travelling individually or as a duo, these rooms draw inspiration from the island and are effortlessly designed to carry a balance of comfort and sophistication.

North Beachfront Suite
With a glistening Coral Sea vantage, the North Beachfront Suites deliver a tranquil sanctuary for guests to unwind in. Boasting a spacious adjoining lounge room, the North Beachfront Suites evoke the relaxed island spirit of Orpheus. Made for flexibility, a third guest can easily be accommodated for in this room type.

North Beachfront Villa
Showcasing an idyllic Coral Sea backdrop and minimalist island aesthetics, the generously appointed North Beachfront Villas ensure complete tropical immersion. The ultimate retreat for families and friends travelling together, the villas boast a spacious two bedroom, two bathroom and communal lounge configuration.

South Room
Nestled amongst established tropical gardens, the South Rooms offer utter privacy just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge. These bungalow-style rooms offer understated luxury whilst embracing the natural island surrounds. Timeless design features with flawless finishes evoke a deep sense of serenity and an alfresco shower creates a sophisticated connection between modern amenities and natural elements.

South Suite
With a beautiful balance between contemporary and laid-back luxe island aesthetic, the beautifully appointed South Suites offer a secluded sanctuary best suited to couples and honeymooners! The suites feature an enclosed terrace surrounded by lush tropical gardens overlooking the Coral Sea, a restful color palette, an airy open plan bedroom and lounge, stylish décor, and a double vanity bathroom that opens onto an idyllic private courtyard with a deep freestanding bathtub. The epitome of effortless luxury, the South Suites harness the beauty and poise of the pristine tropical location to ensure a feeling of calm and tranquility greets each guest.

Things To Do


  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing
  • Dinghy adventure with gourmet picnic hamper
  • Gwandalan Day Spa treatment
  • Dining with the Tides signature dinner
  • Museum of Underwater Art
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Island Cruise
  • Eco Tour
  • Paddle boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing

Foodie Experience

Best suited to the island’s tropical environment, the culinary team delivers an innovative daily-changing menu that showcases the riches of the region. Awarded a Chef’s Hat in the 2019 by the Australian Good Food Guide, Orpheus is a food lover’s destination where guests can enjoy ‘chef hatted’ restaurant meals at every course. Celebrating a bounty of locally-sourced, wholesome and freshly grown and caught seasonal delights, you are guaranteed a bespoke epicurean adventure. Each meal is an event within itself featuring quintessential Australian breakfast classics, shared tapas-style lunches celebrating different cuisines from around the globe, and memorable degustation dinners. With a strong focus on sustainability, the island’s veggie patch provides the chefs with a constant supply of fresh produce and resident chickens lay fresh free-range eggs for guest meals.  Fresh prawns, Coral Trout and painted rock lobster are just some of local delicacies sourced from local fisherman and suppliers. Each evening, guests are offered the chance to pair each course with a wine from the award-winning cellar list. Honoring a diverse selection of Australia’s finest drops, the list has been carefully crafted to ensure perfect harmony between cuisine, climate and environment.

Signature Dining Experience

The island’s signature experience Dining with the Tides is a must-do for any guest to the island. An intimate six course degustation dinner for two is served on the island’s starlit pier, looking out over the magnificent Coral Sea while Barramundi, Eagle Rays, Reef Sharks and Spangled Emperor swim below. Guests meet with the culinary team to design the perfect menu with wine pairings from a select cellar beverage list.

Gwandalan Spa

Awaken the senses and rebalance the mind and body at the island day spa. Gwandalan means ‘rest and peace’ in the Aboriginal language. The day spa was named in consultation with the elders of the region and draws inspiration from the island’s unique and fascinating indigenous history.  As the name suggests, peace guides every element of the spa while each treatment aims to restore balance and wellness.

The spa treatments are designed to reflect the tranquility and uninterrupted beauty of Orpheus and its endless surrounding seas. Decadent spa treatments utilize Li’tya spa product range. Li’tya, meaning ‘of the earth’, is a unique collection of products formulated using sustainably wild-harvested, pure Australian botanicals and organic ingredients.



Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia



Available Amenities:

Internet Access

Laundry Services

Mini Bar

On-Site Activities

On-Site Dining


Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.