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ORPHEUS ISLAND RESORT


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Overview

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Orpheus Island Luxury Resort Great Barrier Reef Queensland Australia - unspoilt natural beauty.

Located on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of North Queensland, Orpheus Island Resort is an exclusive retreat with luxury facilities for the discerning traveller seeking quality experiences in a natural, relaxing and rejuvenating environment. Surrounded by 1,300 hectares of pristine national park, this unspoilt paradise offers the perfect sanctuary from the stresses of everyday life.

With a limit of 42 guests serviced by our attentive but unobtrusive staff, Orpheus is a sophisticated first class retreat offering premium service and total seclusion. This is further enhanced by the exclusion of telephones, televisions, day-trippers, nightclubs or children under 15 years.

All guest luxury accommodation is located on the beachfront surrounded by lush tropical gardens and only a short stroll from our multi award winning restaurant. Then of course there is the cuisine - one of the true highlights of an "Orpheus Experience". Our setting is a relaxed open-air restaurant with wonderful views across the ocean. Gourmet Dining at Orpheus is an indulgence - from breakfast, to alfresco lunches in the courtyard, and finally each evening a seven course degustation-style gourmet dinner. Our chef prepares a new menu daily with the emphasis being on seafood and exotic delicacies.

Complimenting the peace and tranquillity of Orpheus Island Resort, the activities are plentiful. Imagine a lazy day in paradise with a picnic lunch on your own private beach with time to snorkel with an amazing array of tropical fish and coral. Or for the more adventurous, why not take a day trip diving on the outer reef, or board your own motorised dinghy and explore the many secluded bays of the island's national park. Alternatively, you can opt to do nothing at all and relax in a hammock by the beach.

The options are endless. One certainty is that at Orpheus you will find the perfect sanctuary.

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Location & Transfers

Orpheus Island is a true Great Barrier Reef island, located 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Townsville and 190 kilometres (120 miles) south of Cairns and is 24 kilometres (15 miles) offshore. Orpheus Island stretches for 11 kilometres (7 miles) and comprises of 1,368 hectares of pristine National Park.

Air Transfers

  • A scheduled daily service operates from Townsville¬†and Cairns.
  • Charter prices from other ports & islands also available on application.
  • Luggage restrictions are 15kg per person.
  • Ex Townsville:
    • One Way - $275
    • Return - $550
  • Ex Cairns
    • One Way - $475
    • Return - $950
  • Mixed ports
    • One Way - N/A
    • Return - $750

NB. Prices shown in Australian dollars on a per person basis and include GST, but exclude any other government fees or charges including the Great Barrier Reef Tourist Visitor charge. Prices are subject to change and should be used as a guide only.

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Facilities

Orpheus Island Resort combines pristine beaches and luxurious holiday accommodation to amaze even the most seasoned holiday maker.

Our facilities include:

  • Reception is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm
  • Postal service
  • Quiet lounge area
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Heated spa
  • 32 foot catamaran
  • Laundry service (dry cleaning not available)
  • Day and night tennis court (equipment provided)
  • Water sports centre
  • Gymnasium
  • Recreation room
  • Internet kiosk
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • Guest telephone and facsimile facilities

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Dining

Dining is a relaxed and unforgettable highlight of the Orpheus experience. Tropical fruits, local seafoods and exotic delicacies are served with flair and imagination – with delicious ocean views and sunsets thrown in for good measure.

Our award winning restaurant caters to the gourmet lover, offering an a la carte breakfast, to alfresco courtyard lunches, to gourmet picnic hampers, and finally each evening a seven course degustation menu.

Cuisine Experiences
Our chef prepares a new menu daily which is sure to take your taste buds on a gastronomic tour.

All meals are included in your daily tariff as below:

  • A la carte breakfast
  • Alfresco lunches in the courtyard or gourmet picnic hamper on your own private beach
  • Seven course degustation menu prepared each evening
    Tailored for the gourmet lover the award winning cuisine at Orpheus Island Resort is one of the true highlights. Each evening you will indulge with a seven course degustation style menu allowing you to sample a wide array of different flavours.
  • Tea and coffee and selection of biscuits available in quiet lounge at all times
Orpheus Dinghy Adventure
This is your opportunity to be the master of your very own vessel, to explore the many picturesque bays and beautiful beaches around Orpheus Island’s shores.

Order your tropical picnic hamper packed full of scrumptious island food, and explore places like South Beach excellent for beachcombing, or feed the abundant fish at Yanks Jetty, or take a hike to the stone ruins on the ridge behind Pioneer Bay, or discover the fantastic coral structures in Cattle Bay... or simply relax soaking up the ambience on your own secluded beach.

If you would prefer not to take command of these wonderful vessels, then you can still take advantage of these experiences using our drop off service to a destination of your choice.

Find a part of the island to enjoy your gourmet picnic hamper

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Activities

At Orpheus Island Resort, the activities are plentiful and purely optional. Here you can take part in a wide array of complimentary activities, at your leisure. There are a hundred ways to lose yourself on Orpheus. Nothing is forced upon you, but there are activities for all levels of fitness and taste. Explore the coral gardens where 1,100 species of fish add to the riot of colour.

Relax on your own private beach with a gourmet hamper. Take part in a unique nature interpretive activity. Or simply relax by the pool and waste away the hours – it’s your choice.

Complimentary Activities:

  • Motorised dinghies
  • Gourmet picnic hampers
  • Paddle skis
  • Catamarans
  • Canoes
  • Local snorkel trips including equipment
  • Light fishing gear
  • Night tennis (equipment provided)
  • Self guided and guided walks through national park
  • Wide array of selected interpretive activities

Optional Activities (charges apply):

  • Scuba diving
  • Game fishing
  • Outer reef trips
  • Seaplane charters
  • Adventure interpretive snorkel
  • Dining with the tides
  • Sunset cruise
  • 32 foot catamaran

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Accommodation

Island resort accommodation like no other ... a combination of luxury facilities, unrivalled cuisine, expert attention and natural wonders set Orpheus Island apart from the crowd.

Sophistication, Indulgence ...

The accommodation at Orpheus is sophisticated and inviting – all just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge. You will be unobtrusively looked after in unpretentious comfort – with minimal fuss and maximum care. All 21 rooms contain the following amenities and facilities.


Interior view of Orpheus Retreat rooms

Exterior view of Orpheus Retreat rooms

The Beachfront Rooms are a studio style and come complete with their own private patio and personal spa.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Ceiling fans
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • King size bed (or 2 singles on request)
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • CD player
  • iPod docking station
  • TV to watch DVD's
  • Hair Dryers
  • Check in time upon scenic flight arrival
  • Aroma-therapy oil burner
  • Check out time 10:00am
  • Quality Toiletries

Nautilus Suites on Orpheus Island Resort

The Beachfront Suites are very spacious offering a huge private patio, separate lounge, bedroom area and personal spa.

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Ceiling fans
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • King size bed (or 2 singles on request)
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • CD player
  • iPod docking station
  • TV to watch DVD's
  • TV reception (in Beachfront Suite only)
  • Hair Dryers
  • Check in time upon scenic flight arrival
  • Aroma-therapy oil burner
  • Check out time 10:00am
  • Quality Toiletries

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Rates and Bookings

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ORPHEUS EXPERIENCE 4 NIGHT PACKAGE

Valid 29/09/2011 to 8/1/2012
Please contact us for rates past this date.

AUD Prices shown are per person and includes:

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • 4 Nights accommodation twin share
  • Additional nights can be purchased
  • All meals: a la carte breakfast, lunch in courtyard or picnic style and evening menu of fresh, in-season produce and locally caught seafood.
  • Complimentary inclusion of house wines, beers, soft drinks.
  • Personalised dining experience on one evening.
  • Unlimited use of water sports including: motorised dinghies, paddle skis, canoes, snorkelling equipment, local snorkel trips, light fishing gear.

NB. Island was closed for renovations after damage sustained in Cyclone Yasi (Feb 2011).
They have a 2 phase program to bring the resort back up to standard. Resort is closed 28 FEB - 28 SEP 2011, open 29 SEP 2011 - 8 JAN 2012 and closed again 9 JAN 2011 - 31 MAR 2012.
Effective 29Sep11: Orpheus now accommodates children under the age of 15.

Bonus 5% Discount off the prices below
ROOM TYPE
PACKAGE
Per Person T/S
EXTRA NIGHT
Per Person
BEACHFRONT ROOM (Studio Room)
2520
630
BEACHFRONT SUITE (Separate Lounge & Bedroom)
3240
810

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NIGHTLY RATE (1-3 NIGHT STAYS)

Valid 29/09/2011 to 8/1/2012
Please contact us for rates past this date.

AUD Prices shown are per person per night and include:

  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Nightly accommodation twin share
  • All meals: a la carte breakfast, lunch in courtyard or picnic style and evening menu of fresh, in-season produce and locally caught seafood.
  • Complimentary inclusion of house wines, beers, soft drinks.
  • Personalised dining experience on one evening.
  • Unlimited use of water sports including: motorised dinghies, paddle skis, canoes, snorkelling equipment, local snorkel trips, light fishing gear.

NB. Island was closed for renovations after damage sustained in Cyclone Yasi (Feb 2011).
They have a 2 phase program to bring the resort back up to standard. Resort is closed 28 FEB - 28 SEP 2011, open 29 SEP 2011 - 8 JAN 2012 and closed again 9 JAN 2011 - 31 MAR 2012.
Effective 29Sep11: Orpheus now accommodates children under the age of 15.

Bonus 5% Discount off the prices below
ROOM TYPE
1-3 NIGHTS
Per Person, Per Night
BEACHFRONT ROOM (Studio Room)
700
BEACHFRONT SUITE (Separate Lounge & Bedroom)
900

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