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How To Get To Orpheus Island

Getting There

Access to Orpheus is via a 30min helicopter journey from Townsville over the picturesque coral-studded sea.

Return costs ex Townsville are $590 per adult.

When travelling to Orpheus, passengers are restricted to one small bag, to a maximum weight of 15kgs in total. Soft duffel bags are required. If you arrive with a structured suitcase, there are duffle bags on-site for you to re-pack your luggage into.

Excess luggage can be safely stored whilst you are on Orpheus.

Daily scheduled helicopter transfers are subject to availability and payload restrictions, a private helicopter charter may be required.

Ex Townsville

$295 per person (one way). Children under 3 years fly free.

Townsville to Orpheus – departing 2pm, arriving 2.30pm

Orpheus to Townsville – departing 2.30pm, arriving 3pm

Guests traveling to Townsville from another destination can check in at The Nautilus Aviation desk which is located within Townsville Airport, next to the baggage carousel. Please meet at the check-in desk no later than 45 minutes prior to your scheduled helicopter departure time.

Bookings and Payment

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

  • Book your accommodation directly, or you can book online here.
  • Book your helicopter transfers to/from Orpheus

Your helicopter transfers will only be confirmed once your individual weights (kg) are provided.

If your domestic or international flight is delayed or cancelled on the day of your helicopter departure, please contact Nautilus Aviation on    07 4034 9000.

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Orpheus Reservations

Hours (Brisbane, Australia GMT)

Monday to Sunday 9am – 5pm

+61 (0)7 4777 7377

reservations@northernescape.com.au