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Orpheus Island is situated in a unique part of the Great Barrier Reef, allowing for secluded luxury as well as being the perfect base to explore the many wonders surrounding the island. The Great Barrier Reef is home to many islands scattered along the coast of Queensland, each with unique offerings to explore. The tours departing Orpheus Island are sure to meet the needs of all of our guests.  No matter what your interests, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We’ve put together a list of the top tours of the Great Barrier Reef.



Explore the largest National Park island in the Great Barrier Reef with this tour. Nature lovers and those with a keen sense of adventure will be in their element, with the tour featuring guided walks along rainforest-clad trails to the famous Zoe Waterfall and saltwater crocodile spotting in the island’s waterways. The island is surrounded by the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and is home to many rare species such as the Australian Snubfin Dolphin and the Dugong.

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Zoe Falls at Hinchinbrook Island. Source: James Vodicka



The Pelorus Island tour makes for the perfect romantic escape, offering utter privacy for you and your partner. The island boasts a secluded beach perfect for snorkelling and swimming amongst the coral reefs, or simply relaxing and taking in the views. To add to the experience, guests can enjoy a chef prepared gourmet picnic hamper from Orpheus Island.

top tours of the Great Barrier Reef

Uninhabited Pelorus Island. Source: Wilson Archer




There is so much to discover on Orpheus Island… In line with the island’s sustainability ethos, this tour is designed to promote Great Barrier Reef ecotourism and educate guests on the local flora and fauna. The walking tour is guided by the Island’s horticulturalist, Jen, who brings with her a wealth of knowledge having tended to the island’s garden for almost twenty years. The eco-tour is complimentary for Orpheus Island Lodge guests.

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Aerial views of Orpheus Island. Source: James Vodicka




Rich in Aboriginal history, Fantome Island provides the perfect location for those with a curious mind to uncover the island’s dark history. Fantome Island operated as a leper colony exclusively for Indigenous Australians between 1940 – 1973. The pristine reefs surrounding Fantome Island also make for an amazing snorkelling experience.

Great Barrier Reef Tours

Coral at Fantome Island. Source: Ash Karas