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To ensure a memorable flight with Nautilus Aviation to Orpheus Island Lodge, please take a moment to complete this form and review our Terms & Conditions.


Please be advised that your return helicopter transfers to Orpheus Island Lodge will only be confirmed by Nautilus Aviation once individual guest weights are provided. The Northern Escape Collection recommends that you book international/domestic flights after your accommodation and helicopter transfers are confirmed by our Reservations Department.

Primary Contact Person

Passenger One

Passenger Two

Are you travelling as a party of 3+ guests?

Passenger Three

Passenger Five

Passenger Four

Passenger Six

Please select the service you require:

Daily Scheduled Flight

  • $350 per person (one way) until 31 March 2022
  • $400 per  person (one way) from 1 April 2022
(infants <3 years of age fly free)
Ex Townsville        Departure time
Townsville – Orpheus Island Lodge        2pm (check-in 1.15pm)
Orpheus Island Lodge – Townsville        2.30pm
  • On arrival date, book a domestic flight landing into Townsville before 1pm
  • On departure date, book a domestic flight departing Townsville after 4.30pm

Private Charter Flight

There are two private charter options from Townsville:
  • $1,190 (one way) - two passengers, weight and luggage restrictions apply
  • $2,400 (one way) - up to six passengers, weight and luggage restrictions apply
Private charters are also available from Cairns, POA.

Helicopter luggage restrictions:

  • Due to safety requirements and space restrictions on the helicopters, all passengers are restricted to maximum of 15kg baggage allowance in total per person. Your 15kgs includes all handbags, camera bags and luggage, with all baggage weighed at check in. Soft duffle or cabin bags are required as they are able to fit in the helicopter storage compartment (no hard base or suitcases please). Due to space limitations please do not bring one large bag between two guests.
  • In some instances, the pilot may ask you to re-pack into a supplied soft duffle bag if your luggage is too large. Rest assured, we can securely store any of your excess luggage or hard cases at our hangar for pick up on your return trip. To assist, Orpheus Island Lodge offers a complimentary laundry service for guests (dry cleaning is not available).
  • Please be advised that the carriage of excess baggage cannot be guaranteed due to aircraft availability and payload limitations. Any excess baggage that is able to be carried will incur additional excess fees payable at check in, ranging from AUD $580- $1,410 per person. In special circumstances a private charter may be required at an additional cost. If you have any concerns regarding your baggage please contact us prior to your arrival so we can assist you.
  • Should a passenger's body weight have a variance of more than 10% from their initial provided weight at time of booking, Nautilus Aviation Pty Ltd reserve the right to upgrade to a private helicopter charter if required, at an additional cost.
  • Your helicopter transfers will only be confirmed once your individual weights (kg) are provided. If guest weights are not supplied at time of transfer quote, an upgrade cost for a private charter or larger helicopter may apply.
  • All charter activity and helicopter transfer pricing is subject to change with 30 days’ notice. All times are indicative only and subject to change without notice.
  • Children under the age of 3 years fly free however this does not include any luggage allowance. Please enquire further about infant luggage allowances.

Private charter restrictions:

  • Requested departure times will be accommodated wherever possible but remain subject to availability at the time of booking & / or amendments to bookings.
  • Availability is less likely if requested at the same time as scheduled helicopter transfer time.
  • If the daily scheduled helicopter flight is fully booked on your preferred dates of travel, or if the schedule timing does not coincide with your itinerary or domestic flights, a private helicopter transfer may be arrange ad an additional cost (subject to availability).
  • Additional luggage may be possible, dependent on the aircraft type and only if travelling via private charter in both directions.
We strongly recommend that guests take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances or changes. Although all care is taken to make sure your holiday goes seamlessly, we cannot accept responsibility for uncontrolled weather, flight cancellations, personal injury or illness that may inhibit your travel plans. Should you encounter any travel disruptions or delays, please contact Northern Escape Collection Reservations immediately.
Should you have any queries regarding your upcoming helicopter flights, please do not hesitate to contact the Northern Escape Collection Reservations Department on +61 (0)7 4777 7377 or