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Orpheus Island Day Trip by Helicopter from Townsville

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to the Townsville Airport to meet your pilot for your helicopter flight to Orpheus Island. After a safety briefing from your pilot, set off into the skies.

    During the 30-minute flight, communicate with your pilot via the provided 2-way radio headset. Your pilot points out landmarks below you as you soar over the Coral Sea to Orpheus Island. Situated in the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the secluded island features about seven miles (11 km) of pristine coastline surrounded by fringing coral reef.

    When you arrive at the Orpheus Island heliport, the island staff welcomes you and offers you a a refreshing cocktail. Explore  the island and enjoy its facilities or, opt for a transfer to your very own secluded beach. In absolute seclusion on your private island, enjoy your chef-prepared gourmet picnic hamper with refreshments, beach comb and snorkel straight off the beach into pellucid blue-green waters to discover the mystical coral gardens and brightly coloured tropical fish of this under water world. 

    Once three hours have passed, return to the helipad for your flight. Pass over the Palm Island archipelago on your way back to Townsville, marveling at the scenery as it unfolds around you. Upon arrival, make your own way to your next destination with great memories of an afternoon getaway on a gorgeous island.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Townsville Airport
    Departure Time
    12:00 PM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Round-trip helicopter flight
    • 3 hours on Orpheus Island
    • Welcome fruit cocktail
    • Snorkeling equipment
    • Gourmet picnic hamper complete with refreshments
    • private beach drop off to enjoy gourmet picnic (additional cost)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • The day tour to Orpheus Island Lodge is an exclusive experience offered to couples and small groups out of courtesy to the guest staying on the island.
    • Booking confirmation subject to Lodge capacity.
    • Weight Policy: Individual passenger weights and accompanying carry-on luggage MUST be advised at time of booking. Weight variances greater than 10% may incur an additional fee. Maximum single seat payload of 130kg. For passenger comfort and aircraft weigh and balance, passengers exceeding 130kg are required to purchase an additional seat at 50% of ticket price - this is non-commissionable and payable to Nautilus Aviation on day of travel.
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Child Policy:Children 3 years and above are legally required to be seated in their own seat and are therefore required to pay the full ticket price. Subject to conditions, children under 3 years may travel free of charge when seated on a parents/guardians lap. For bookings of more than one infant (under 3 years), conditions apply – please contact Reservations.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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