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Orpheus Island Resort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary on beautiful Orpheus Island. From the moment we arrived at Townsville Airport we had a wonderful experience. The helicopter flight over to the resort was wonderful, so scenic. Once arriving on the Island the staff make you feel extra special and the service from every single staff member was outstanding. We did... More 

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1 Thank Lisa S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived in the island we were greeted at the helipad by Cameron. We were then taken into the dinning area and provided refreshments, and a run down of what was offered at the resort. We were introduced to the Water Activities staff and Chef who took down any dietary requirements including the Children's dislikes. Our beachfront... More 

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Elburn, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What constitutes a good review? When doing my research on places to visit, I want to know what it's like, the good and bad, the people, the activities, and how people similar to myself enjoy the place. So here is my attempt at the world's most useful review! Getting there---Helicopter rides are great. Brad the pilot rules. Eating there---Within 30... More 

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2 Thank Kevin S
Barmera, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we land on the helipad and are greeted by manager Ross and the very affable Cameron. The lovely Louise offers two chilled glasses of bubbles and we are escorted to the bar relaxation area and given cool hand towels. Where did our bags go? meh. We are introduced to Daniel the head (master) chef who explains the type of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

This place is really wonderful. Orpheus Island provides an extraordinary combination of luxury and simplicity. It manages to pull off a fine balance - all possible needs met without being over the top. Coming in by helicopter is stunning. Staff and management seem genuinely thrilled and proud to be working there - whether it is in the kitchen (outstanding) or... More 

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3 Thank Francesca H
OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Francesca H, Thank you for such a lovely review and we were very happy to welcome you and your family to our tropical isle. It truly is a fine art to get the balance of expectations and service just right and our highly experienced team achieve this all while making it look effortless. We are pleased to have been... More 

Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Looking for some where to unwind, relatively easy to get to, warmish, maybe see a whale and its calf, has giant clams, snorkel, dive, kayak, delicious food, super friendly people and not too pretentious? Come to Orpheus. It is divine. And as an added bonus, you get to support Australian tourism.

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1 Thank agltay
OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear agltay, Thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear you had a lovely time visiting us. The great thing about our Lodge is that with only a maximum of 28 guests at any one time, you feel like you have the whole island to yourself – even if we are 100% fully booked! But that can... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

My husband and I recently returned from our stay at Orpheus Island Resort. Everything was top notch beginning with the helicopter ride from Townsville. We were greeted warmly by the staff and offered a refreshing glass of bubbly while they took notes of our food and drink preferences and any other special requests. Our room was perfect; quiet and relaxing... More 

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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear NYCnurse0520, On behalf of the team at Orpheus it was an absolute please to have you stay with us recently. It was also wonderful to share this year’s Independence Day celebrations with you. Our team are one of our greatest assets as they truly care for each and every guest to ensure your time on Orpheus will stay with... More 

Townsville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We recently stayed on Orpheus for 4 nights, the entire trip was amazing, the staff are fantastic. The room was very well designed including outdoor shower, screens and coffee machine. There is so much to do - watching whales, catching tuna, feeding sharks, or just relaxing with a great martini. The staff have REALLY thought of everything you would need.... More 

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1 Thank Kelli75
OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kelli75 Thank you for your wonderful review! We are happy to hear you were able to enjoy many of the Orpheus Experiences we provide our valued guests. Our staff really do think of everything to ensure your stay with us is unforgettable. We appreciate your feedback regarding the dinner menu and our kitchen team will take this into consideration.... More 

Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Our stay at Orpheus Island was delayed and shortened by 24 hours because weather/low visibility made it unsafe for the helicopter to fly us there. However, the amazing staff made our short stay incredible. On arrival we were welcomed with a delicious lunch and champagne. Tegan (sp.?) guided us on a lovely walk up a hill surrounded by butterflies and... More 

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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear dbrager2015, We are very sorry that your trip was delayed due to inclement weather, however the safety of our guests is our highest priority and we were happy to transfer you out to the island by helicopter the next day. It was wonderful to have you stay with us even for such a short time and our team were... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We just got back from a 4 night stay at Orpheus Island. Everything was perfect, starting from the helicopter ride from Cairns (we saw whales breaching!). The staff were pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was delicious, they even had a special menu for our children with all the food they requested. There is so much to do in and... More 

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1 Thank Carolina D
OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Carolina D, On behalf of our island team thank you for choosing Orpheus as your holiday destination last month. There is nothing more spectacular than seeing whales breaching as you are flying overhead by scenic helicopter transfer. There are so many of them migrating past the island at the moment! We are very happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Orpheus is very much a secret to the outside world, a rare island hideaway of exceptional beauty!Located just 80km north of Townsville, amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the island stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline, and comprises of a pristine National Park and surrounding World Heritage-listed Marine Park. Access is either via a 25 minute helicopter journey from Townsville, or an hour journey from Cairns. The newly renovated lodge accommodates just 34 indulged guests at any one time, ensuring absolute seclusion and serenity! Offering the ultimate romantic escape, a luxurious family getaway, unique outdoorsy experiences, or booked in its entirety for exclusive use, Orpheus is emerging as the ‘new’ undiscovered tropical destination on Australia’s doorstep. Orpheus boasts a plethora of once in a lifetime experiences! Its principal dive sites boast 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef; the local waters are a fisherman's playground and home to the most sought after reef and game fish species in the world; and guests can take the helm of a dingy and discover the many pristine coves and reefs that fringe Orpheus. Alternatively, Orpheus provides the perfect backdrop for a more private interlude if guests wish to simply shut off from the outside world and succumb to the pleasure of a unique aboriginal-inspired massage. Accommodation rates are inclusive of all gourmet meals, celebrating a bounty of locally-sourced, wholesome and freshly caught and grown seasonal delights, a selection of regional wines and beers, a daily nature-based experience, and the island’s signature ‘Dining with the Tides’ experience which allows guests to enjoy an intimate dinner for two under a starlit canopy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orpheus Island Resort

Address: PO Box 549 | Garbutt East, Orpheus Island, Queensland 4810, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Orpheus Island
Price Range: $962 - $1,660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Orpheus Island Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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