At Orpheus Island, we are passionate about reducing our impact on the environment and making a positive one on the community. We believe that turning a profit and supporting these two areas can go hand-in-hand. We have designed Orpheus Island lodge to be as eco-friendly friendly as possible, and we offer a number of eco friendly tours for guests, so find out why we are one of the top eco tourism resorts Australia has to offer. Check out our below blog on your guide to an eco-friendly holiday at the Great Barrier Reef.
Orpheus Island lodge is lucky enough to be situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. At Orpheus Island, we are passionate about preserving the very reef that makes your stay so special. The Reef Keepers Fund is an environmental fund created by the Orpheus Island Lodge group which supports projects and organisations committed to preserving and protecting the Great Barrier Reef. The fund allows guests to indulge with a clear conscious as $50 from each guest staying at the lodge is donated towards projects and initiatives designed to preserve the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem.
At Orpheus Island, sustainability and impact on our environment is an area we are extremely passionate about, and as such we offer a number of eco-tours designed to share the natural beauty of the environment around us. You can find out more information about our eco-tours here.
At Orpheus Island we believe in providing guests with sustainably sourced produce – so much so that we have our own oon-site veggie patch. This provides our chefs with a constant supply of fresh produce for guest meals. We also keep a number of chickens which lay eggs daily for chef use. This helps to minimise our carbon footprint by reducing the distance from farm to table.
Located within Pioneer Bay is the Orpheus Island Research Station, a marine research facility operated by James Cook University. During certain times of the year, internationally renowned marine scientists will be conducting integral research on climate change, sea level rise and the potential impacts on the local reef and ecosystems.
At Orpheus Island Lodge, we are passionate about preserving the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef for future generations. Orpheus Island is the ultimate eco-friendly destination, with every care taken to educate guests as well as provide sustainable accommodation. To book your luxury eco-friendly accomodation, please enquire below.