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Orpheus Island Lodge

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Orpheus Island Lodge is the Barrier Reef‘s most secluded tropical island. Catering for just 28 indulged guests at one time, Orpheus truly epitomizes service and luxury. Located just a 30 minute scenic flight from Townsville, the picture perfect luxury hideaway stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline, and comprises a pristine National Park and surrounding World Heritage-listed Marine Park. With its unique location, Orpheus has access to the largest range of activities set amongst some of the most preserved areas of the reef. You will not be short of things to see and do on and around the island. The Orpheus rate is all-inclusive of artfully prepared gourmet meals tailored to your individual taste, selected Australia wines and beers, as well as unlimited use of the islands kayaks, stand up paddleboards, catamarans, motorised dinghies, and snorkeling equipment. Perfect as a holiday destination, a picturesque wedding setting, or booked in its entirety for exclusive use.
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Free Internet
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair access
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Palm Island Airport23 mi
Townsville Airport46 mi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a difficult review to write. There was moments of absolute brilliance where expectations were constantly exceeded. There is one staggering liability however. And that is the new chef and mainly the dinner menu. The food is pretentious and fussy. And worst of all...More

Date of stay: December 2018
2  Thank Belinda G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Planning a honeymoon, baby moon, anniversary or just time out, no excuses needed.....this is the best place for relaxation, romance, beautifully presented food and service at its best. The fantastic team of Jen and Ross run this small resort with amazing style, care, warmth and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
3  Thank MicheleA8888
Response from MichelleD4621, Guest Relations Manager at Orpheus Island LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 399michelea, Its sounds like your stay at Orpheus was pure bliss. Thank you so much for your feedback and also recommendations. The island is in such a unique environment and being the only lodge on the island we are so fortunate to have access...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me turn our story into a really good one. Wonderful helicopter ride there (saw few whales on the way). Warm reception (even the cook came out), beautiful room. Most of the staff very nice. Dinghies are highly recommended as all other offered activities. Food...More

Date of stay: December 2017
5  Thank gasp891
Response from MichelleD4621, Guest Relations Manager at Orpheus Island LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gasp891 We are very disappointed your experience did not meet your expectations. For what it’s worth, Green Tree Frogs are native to Australia and inhabit areas with a thriving eco-system – just like our beautiful island. When you pair these untouched natural surroundings with...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The all inclusive resort has a laid back relaxing atmosphere yet is supported with excellent food , drinks and service. All in an idyllic island setting. Paul the head chef delivered up superb meals from local produce - albeit the amount of food was a...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from MichelleD4621, Guest Relations Manager at Orpheus Island LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Orpheus is indeed an escape from everyday life and because it is so unique and only caters for a small group of people it really is an idyllic getaway to unwind. We...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Please don’t bother looking anywhere else as you have just found the best. Michelin award standard food, the most lovely staff, they know what you need before you know that you needed it, the most beautiful setting with lots to do if you choose. Jen,...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank candycandy1010
Response from MichelleD4621, Guest Relations Manager at Orpheus Island LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Candycandy1010, Thank you kindly for your wonderful review, we really do pride ourselves on offering a full experience that leaves you nurtured and relaxed. We hope to see you back very soon! Many thanks, Michelle

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January 4, 2018|
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Response from Treacyfromtheville | Reviewed this property |
Helicopter or a boat from Lucinda the team at Orpheus are amazing and will help with reef trips
July 14, 2017|
Response from Orpheus_Island_Lodge | Property representative |
Hi Jam1e7 Of course we can take you to the outer reef! The closest of the outer reefs takes about 45 minutes by boat from the resort. The reefs come up to the surface forming shallow coral gardens or stunning reef walls... More
July 13, 2017|
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Response from Orpheus_Island_Lodge | Property representative |
Orpheus caters to adults, couples and families. Orpheus is not your traditional family resort with a kid’s club. Instead, the region presents exceptional reef & land experiences for families to enjoy together. Families... More
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"north rooms for views...south rooms more private"
3 weeks ago
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"We loved our seafront front room. Very quiet."
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"North side has direct views to ocean."
Oct 21, 2018
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"we stayed in S2 very central"
Sep 19, 2018
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$1,002 - $1,672 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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