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As the beginning of the silly season creeps into sight, we’re often hit with an irresistible urge to fill our calendars with exciting plans for the Christmas holidays. This year, why not inject a dose of sunny holiday bliss into your life with an escape to Queensland’s ultimate holiday destination.


Boasting sunshine, pristine beaches and incredible fringing reefs, a luxury Christmas holiday on Orpheus Island is the best kind of gift. Make the most of your time on the Great Barrier Reef with our five-day itinerary.

A Very Tropical Christmas: Spending the Festive Season on Orpheus Island

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Day One: Arrive & Check-In

Kick off the Christmas holiday festivities the moment you leave Townsville with a 30-minute helicopter journey above the breathtaking coral-studded sea. Orpheus Island is a luxury lodge that is sprawled across 11km of gorgeous palm tree-lined coastline, so there’s no doubt that you’ll be expressing all the heart-eyes before you’ve even landed on-site.

When your foot does touch the pristine sand, our team will be available to welcome you before checking into your sustainably designed beachfront suite.


Day Two: Familiarise Yourself With The Island

Accommodating just 28 guests, time spent enjoying an Orpheus Island Christmas holiday means pure escapism from the usual holiday crowds. Use your newfound freedom to explore the 1,000 hectares of national park and incredible reefs without having to venture far from your beachfront suite. Start your day with an underwater snorkel, followed by a dose of vitamin D and a quick dip in the turquoise blue sea.

Next up is lunch with an international spin, featuring cuisines from all over the world in a tropical al fresco scene. As the daylight hours begin to fade, take advantage of the afternoon sun aboard one of the island’s catamarans exploring the sheltered bay.

Day Three: Explore The Surrounding Areas

With a natural landscape that’s second to none, the Great Barrier Reef offers enough adventure to satisfy anyone’s dream. Following a seasonal a la carte breakfast, spend day three of your Christmas holidays immersing yourself in the region’s beautiful natural landscape. Located 800 metres north of Orpheus, you’ll discover Pelorus Island smothered in spectacular fringing reefs directly off the beach. If waterfalls are more your thing, you’ll find delight in the rugged coastline of Hinchinbrook Island, or slow down the pace with a chartered fishing expedition towards the outer reefs.


Day Four: Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences

By now you’ll be familiar with the region and seeking a little extra thrill. That’s where Orpheus Island’s once-in-a-lifetime experiences step in. If the original journey to the island whet your appetite for a sky-high vibe, view the beauty of the region on a scenic joyride. Complete your flight with a chef-prepared gourmet picnic on a secluded beach. Or, save your appetite for a dining with the tide’s degustation dinner experience upon the island’s starlit pier.

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Day Five: Relax, Relax, Relax

Luxury Christmas holidays in Queensland are never complete until you’ve designated a full day to simply relax. At Gwandalan Spa, our team of therapists will awaken your senses and rebalance your mind through your chosen combination of facials, body scrubs, massages and the like.

You’ll be heading home in a completely Zen frame of mind.

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Book Your Luxury Island Holiday On Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef

Looking for the perfect destination for your luxury Christmas holiday in Queensland? Orpheus Island Lodge is playing Santa this year by gifting all four-night and five-night stays with a complimentary night on us. Contact the team to lock in your dates today.


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