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A 72 Hour Island Getaway At Queensland’s Luxury Resort

Orpheus Island provides one of the best island getaways in Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef lodge welcomes you with chef-hatted dining, pampering spa treatments and laid-back luxe accommodation. It epitomises island holidays in Queensland with its access to otherworldly coral reefs, secluded coves, and an abundance of fascinating wildlife. Add to that the once-in-a-lifetime experiences and you’ve found paradise, adventure and indulgence all in a secluded island hideaway. When you finally decide to book a holiday at Orpheus Island, here’s how we recommend making the most of your tropical getaway.

Day 1 – Touchdown in Paradise

Midday: Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight from Townsville Airport to Orpheus Island, capturing sweeping aerial views of the coral-studded Great Barrier Reef and the many tropical islands of the Palm Island archipelago below before landing on the island’s private helipad where you begin your time in paradise.

Afternoon: Spend your first day on the island with leisure in mind. A signature Yulu Tea cocktail by the infinity pool that mirrors the Coral Sea, a paddle board through the resident mangrove system, a kayak to the giant glam nursery or simply admiring the ocean views from your patio come to mind.

Night: Venture to the main pavilion dining room for a four-course degustation dinner overlooking the Coral Sea. Celebrating a bounty of locally-sourced, wholesome and freshly grown and caught seasonal delights, you are guaranteed a bespoke epicurean adventure. Match the award-winning cellar wine list with fresh local seafood and save room for a delicious dessert, such as Italian meringue with pistachio and lemongrass coconut sorbet.

Luxury Accommodation Great Barrier Reef

Day 2 – Equal Parts Adventure & Pampering

Morning: Start the day off with a fresh and healthy quintessential a la carte brekkie in the balmy Queensland tropics. Ingredients taken from the chef’s garden create the delectable breakfast dishes, such as the spanner crab omelette or coconut and chia mousse.

Mid-morning: Experience the vibrant Great Barrier Reef underwater world on a guided snorkelling or scuba diving excursion. Colourful hard and soft coral and over 1,000 species of fish will greet you as you explore pristine local reefs untouched by mainland tours.

Midday: Hungry after snorkelling? Refuel with a tapas-style lunch in the main pavilion. Depending on the day, you could be eating food inspired by the cuisines of the globe such as Japan, Italy, Spain or Mexico,

Afternoon: Rest and rejuvenate your body and mind with a decadent treatment at the Gwandalan Spa. The two-hour Sapphire Sea Wrap is perfect for revitalising and cleansing your skin, while the Mali Mali is a nourishing body treatment utilising hot body mud and a rhythmic Kodo massage.

Night: Book the private Dining with the Tides experience. This six-course degustation dinner with wine pairings is perfect for a memorable occasion. Your private table is positioned on the jetty with stars twinkling above and fish swimming below.

Great Barrier Reef Where To Eat

Day 3 – Moments that linger forever

Morning: After sampling the freshest seasonal produce over breakfast coupled with a barista-made coffee, grab a kayak, stand-up paddleboard or catamaran. Spend the calm hours of early morning exploring the sheltered bay that hugs the lodge soaking up the natural scenery that makes this one of the best tropical isles in Australia.

Mid-morning: Explore the rugged coastline of Australia’s largest island national park, Hinchinbrook Island, by boat charter. Highlights include guided walks along rainforest-clad trails to the famous Zoe Falls. A true Jurassic-like experience with a hint of adventure (this experience is at a charge).

Lunch: It’s Australia Day! Today’s homegrown lunch features dishes such as fish and chips, chicken parmigiana and meat pies.

Afternoon: This afternoon take a stroll to the island lookout and view the spectacular Orpheus sunset.

Night: Unwind with sundowners by the pool before enjoying one final refined but relaxed meal on Orpheus Island. We recommend opting for the king prawn ceviche or Moreton Bay bug if you’re craving some fresh seafood.

Day 4 – Say farewell

Morning: Paired with fresh juice and coffee, take in island life for the final time

Mid-morning: Take the helm of a motorised dinghy and explore the many private coves that hug Orpheus Island. The spectacular fringing reef can be accessed simply by snorkelling right off the beach. Enjoy a chef-prepared gourmet picnic hamper and soak up the secluded island vibes.

Departure helicopter

Orpheus Island: An Unimaginable Island Holiday in Queensland

When it comes to island holidays in Queensland, Orpheus Island sets a high standard for luxury, service, fine dining and natural spoils. Book your next dream holiday on Orpheus Island, where the days are easily filled and impossible to forget.