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3 Must-Visit Queensland Islands


You don’t have to travel overseas to experience the world’s must-visit islands. There are a number of Queensland islands that offer the same natural spoils, luxurious accommodation and adventures. 

Whether you want to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, swim with turtles or witness waterfalls and crocodiles, there’s an island getaway for you. Here are three must-visit Queensland islands for your next holiday.

  1. Orpheus Island 

Orpheus Island offers a luxurious getaway with a private island resort. This extravagant Queensland island has beachfront villas, various resort activities and tours, an infinity pool and the all-important cocktail service. You can also indulge in spa treatments, kayak to secluded white-sand beaches and snorkel reefs just offshore.


Dining is a highlight of this must-visit island. The breakfast is a veritable feast of fresh tropical produce, while dining peaks with a private six course degustation dinner for two under the stars on the resort’s jetty. The resort offers a range of enriching tours and excursions, from diving the Museum of Underwater Art to admiring bird’s-eye views of the Great Barrier Reef from a helicopter.

  1. Magnetic Island 

Located just off Townsville, Magnetic Island is easily accessed via ferry. The island has small communities scattered around it and connected via roads. We recommend hiring a Mini Moke to get around. You can motor from the picturesque harbour to jet skiing and kayaking in Horseshoe Bay or hiking a multitude of scenic lookouts. 


Magnetic Island is also a haven for snorkelling. Get your hands on a self-guided snorkelling safari map to tick off all the hotspots. You’ve got a great chance of seeing turtles and other fascinating marine life. Magnetic Island has a range of accommodation options, from house rentals and hotels to campgrounds. Don’t forget to grab a drink at Sandi’s on Magnetic Island or visit the Aquasearch Aquarium. 

  1. Hinchinbrook Island

Australia’s largest national park island, Hinchinbrook is one of the must-visit islands in Queensland. This rugged island is home to the famous Zoe Falls, which can be reached on a walk through the rainforest. The base of the falls is ideal for cooling off in the natural pool, while the peak reveals incredible vistas of this Queensland island and the Great Barrier Reef.


A guided cruise and tour of Hinchinbrook Island is one of the many bespoke experiences at Orpheus Island Lodge. It also includes crocodile spotting in the island’s waterways and strolling the island’s sandy beaches. One of the best parts about Hinchinbrook Island is that there are no hotels. It’s completely uninhabited!

Incredible Must-Visit Islands In Queensland


Want to visit some of Queensland’s must-visit islands? Orpheus Island is your gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and many of Australia’s most amazing islands. Book your next holiday at Orpheus Island Lodge to experience untold luxury, adventure and nature.