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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

So often you read reviews of resorts like this but they do not live up to the hype. This is not the case with Orpheus! Most people come to Orpheus by helicopter from Townsville but we came from Cairns because we wanted to see as much of the local scenery as possible. We were not disappointed as we crossed firstly... More 

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

Dear LiveMyDreams Thank you for such a wonderful review and sharing your recent experience. It was a pleasure having you both stay with us earlier this month. We completely agree that our staff are the backbone of the Lodge and one of our greatest assets. Teamed with the range of activities and the foodie experience created by our very talented... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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76 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Orpheus island is all about relaxing in style on a tropical island right on the Great Barrier Reef. This resort has a very laid back feel that goes hand in hand with being in tropical north Queensland where nothing is too much trouble and everyone has a smile. Our family loved our stay here. Staff on the island and also... More 

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

Dear T-TEMPLEMAN, It was lovely to have you and your family stay with us recently and we are very happy to hear that you all thoroughly enjoyed your time on our magical isle. Our staff are highly trained and go above and beyond to ensure all of our guests have a memorable experience. No request is too big or small... More 

Shanghai Region, China
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Orpheus last June for 6 nites. Very laid back. Nicely appointed suites, very attentive staff. Great location with access to inner and outer reef. Outer Reef snorkeling is beyond comparison, hotel organizes and executes this like pros. See it before it's gone ! Various meals were consistently very good or excellent. Staff really does work with you to make... More 

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

Dear Al F, Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear you were able to visit both the inner and outer reefs while you stayed with us. We do have some of the healthiest fringing reefs and our activities team consistently advise on the excellent state of the reefs within access to the island. We are happy... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

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

Dear Lisa S, Congratulations and thank you for choosing Orpheus Island to celebrate your milestone anniversary. On behalf of the Ross, Jenn and the island team we hope the next 20 years are as equally special for you both. We can’t wait to welcome you back and please let our reservations team know when you are planning your trip as... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

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

Dear SharonCBCO, Thank you for sharing your family’s experience while staying with us. We agree that our location is one of the best on the Reef and we are happy to hear that you all had an enjoyable time. Our staff do go out of their way to make sure all guests want for nothing including our younger guests. We... More 

Elburn, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

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

Dear Kevin S Wow! What an excellent and very thorough review. Thank you for taking the time out to share your family’s recent experience on Orpheus. Our aim is to showcase our stunning island location at its very best while catering to our guests discerning tastes, all in a luxurious lodge setting. Our team strives to ensure all guests have... More 

Barmera, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 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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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Steven B Thank you for sharing your recent Orpheus experience and we are very pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your time on our tropical isle. Our highly professional island team do work very hard to ensure all guests have a seamless service experience. Please let our reservations team know when you are planning to visit us again... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 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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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, 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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94 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 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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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, 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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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 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 Lodge, 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 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
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 Lodge

Address: PO Box 549 | Garbutt East, Orpheus Island, Queensland 4810, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Orpheus Island
Price Range: €918 - €1,572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Orpheus Island Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Any room would be fine.”
 of 5 bubbles onthegoLittleton_CO, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every Room Has A Beautiful Ocean View”
 of 5 bubbles ginamcp, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“North suites have the best view of the bay/lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles Mangopieces, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the north side are cheaper and we thought the grassed area in front of them was nicer than the area the rooms on the south side”
  • One of the private beaches you can paddle to in a kayak
  • View of Palm Island which is south / east of Orpheus
 of 5 bubbles skippyjason, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Highly recommend the south rooms - they are more secluded from the pool/retstaurant area and have outdoor showers”
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 of 5 bubbles sarahcJ7941UM, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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