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Bathed by the clear turquoise waters of the Coral Sea on the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island Resort is a secluded island hideaway that accommodates just 28 guests in indulgent luxury.

Nestled in the sheltered surroundings of Hazard Bay on the western side of the island, the lodge occupies a ribbon of tranquil beach. To complement the laid-back luxury accommodation, there’s a pavilion bar and alfresco-style dining area, restaurant, reading room, day spa, and an inviting infinity pool that mirrors the Coral Sea, while a sustainable veggie patch provides the chefs with a constant supply of fresh produce.

With its unique ambience and a fine balance between contemporary and minimalist aesthetics, the newly refurbished accommodation of the North Wing offers total comfort in a laid-back luxury setting. The combination of natural colours, light-coloured timber, crisp white linen, 32-inch LED TV, iPod docking station, coffee machine and upmarket toiletries provides a sanctuary where you can unwind, while private terraces boast views over the Coral Sea, with languid sea breezes and serene sunsets. The South Wing offers the same comfort in an unobtrusive and homely style with similar décor and facilities, with ocean views just a stone’s throw from the shore, yet surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

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Key info

  • Available*: Mar-Jan: Closed mid-January to early March for rainy season * The dates shown are when the accommodation is generally available. Please enquire for specific availability.

Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Northern Queensland in Style

Northern Queensland boasts an astonishing diversity of habitat, flora and fauna. This distinctive journey visits iconic locations such as the Daintree Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef and the Outback, to see the best of this rugged land while staying in unabashed comfort at the finest accommodation.

  • When to go: Apr-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Great Barrier Reef

The world's largest coral reef system of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands covers an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres. The biggest single structure made by living organisms is composed of, and built by, billions of tiny coral polyps and is easily discernable from space.

  • Where: Queensland / East Coast
  • Ideal for viewing: dugong, green turtle, saltwater crocodile, white-bellied sea eagle, roseate tern
  • Excellent for: Wildlife cruises

Orpheus Island

Lying only 80 kilometres north of Townsville amidst the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island boasts 11 kilometres of immaculate coastline, and comprises a pristine national park while the surrounding waters are a UNESCO World Heritage-listed marine park.

  • Where: Northern Queensland
  • Ideal for viewing: manta ray, humpback whale, green turtle, short-beaked echidna, orange-footed scrubfowl