Located 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.

Helicopter Transfers ex Townsville

Easily accessible from Townsville Airport, enjoy a 30 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 3pm

Pricing $290 per person (one way). Children under 3 years fly free.

The Nautilus Aviation check-in desk is located within Townsville Airport, next to the baggage carousel. Please meet at the check-in desk no later than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled helicopter departure time.

For any guests making their own way to the Nautilus Aviation Townsville hangar, the address is:

Hangar 15, Gypsy Moth Court, Townsville Airport, Garbutt QLD.

Helicopter Transfers ex Cairns

Easily accessible from Cairns Airport, enjoy a 1.5 hour helicopter transfer over the picturesque coral-studded sea, and the spectacular Hinchinbrook Island to Orpheus.

Cairns to Orpheus – departing 11am, arriving 12.30pm

Orpheus to Cairns – departing 12pm, arriving 1.45pm

Pricing $705 per person (one way). Children under 3 years fly free.

Domestic and International passengers arriving into Cairns Airport will be met at the baggage carousel by a friendly member of the Nautilus Aviation team. Keep an eye out for a Nautilus Aviation sign which notes your surname.

For any guests making their own way to the Nautilus Aviation hangar, the address is:

Hangar 9, Bush Pilot’s Ave, General Aviation, Aeroglen QLD.

All helicopter transfer payments are made through Orpheus, on behalf of Nautilus Aviation. Prior to booking your domestic flights to/from Townsville or Cairns, please contact Orpheus Reservations on +61 (0)7 4777 7377 or email reservations@orpheus.com.au to:

  • To secure your laid-back luxe accommodation
  • To tentatively book your helicopter transfers to/from Orpheus
  • Your helicopter transfers will only be confirmed by Nautilus Aviation once your individual weights (kg) are provided

Passengers are restricted to one small bag, to a maximum of 15kg in total. Duffle or cabin bags are preferred as they are easier to load in the helicopter boot (no hard or rigid cases). Should you have excess luggage, please advise the pilot as it can be safely stored whilst you are on Orpheus. Be aware that in some instances the pilot may ask you to re-pack into a supplied duffle bag if your luggage is too large!

If your domestic or international flight is delayed or cancelled on the day of your helicopter departure, please contact Nautilus Aviation on 07 4725 6056 (Townsville office) or 07 4034 9000 (Cairns office).

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