One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef is composed of 2,900 reefs and 900 islands. The beauty of the Great Barrier Reef stretches over 2,300 km and is the only living thing on earth that can be seen from space. The underwater world is home to more than 1,500 fish species, 10% of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Above the water, there are so many wildlife species residing on Orpheus and surrounding islands.
Over the last 20 years, the Great Barrier Reef has been faced with many threats that have compromised the health and sustainability of the reef. Climate change, water pollution and over-fishing have had severe impacts on the underwater ecosystem. Find out about the steps taken by Orpheus Island Lodge to preserve our precious reef.