Located just 80km north of Townsville amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus is a secluded island stretching across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline and comprising 1,368 hectares of pristine National Park and surrounding World Heritage-listed Marine Park.
Getting to Townsville
Townsville Airport ensures easy access to Orpheus with frequent daily flights from most Australian capital cities and regional centres flying Qantas, Qantas Link, Virgin, Jetstar and Air North.
Price (each way) $275 per adult or; $140 per child 0-11 years
Easily accessible from Townsville Airport, enjoy a 25 minute helicopter transfer over the picturesque coral-studded sea to Orpheus! Flight times to/from Orpheus are noted below:
Townsville to Orpheus - departing 2pm, arriving 2.30pm
Orpheus to Townsville - departing 2.30pm, arriving 3.00pm
All helicopter transfers are booked through Orpheus only. Prior to booking your domestic flights to/from Townsville, please contact reservations on +61 (0)7 4777 7377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to:
The Nautilus Aviation check-in desk is located within Townsville Airport, next to the baggage carousel. Please bring photo identification (passport or drivers’ licence) with you for a smooth check-in. Please meet at the check-in desk no later than 15 minutes prior to your flight departure time.
Passengers are restricted to one small bag, to a maximum of 15kg in total; duffle bags are preferred as they are easier to load in the helicopter. Should you have excess luggage, please advise the pilot as it can be stored safely whilst you are on Orpheus. Be aware that in some instances we may ask you to re-pack into a duffle bag if your bag does not fit in the helicopter.
If your domestic flight is delayed or cancelled on the day of your helicopter transfer, please contact Aaron Finn (Chief Pilot) on 0427 002 387.
Terms & conditions apply to the scenic flights, click for more information.