Tropical Island Hopping
• Tropical islands on the Great Barrier Reef
• Australia’s largest solar suburb on Magnetic Island
• Private island getaway and spectacular marine life
• Access to world leading marine scientists
Between Cairns and the Whitsundays, Townsville is host to an array of spectacular tropical islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Explore this picturesque World Heritage listed environment from the comfort of your own luxurious private island or explore the inner workings of true sustainability and learn from world class authorities on what makes this Region so special.
Group Size: Small group: 1 – 15 pax
Duration: 4 nights / 5 days
Timing: Year Round
Life in the Tropics
Day 1: Upon arrival at Cairns or Townsville, enjoy a helicopter transfer over the picturesque coral-studded sea to Orpheus Island where you can spend the afternoon enjoying the many activities on offer or simply relaxing .
Day 2: Orpheus offers a plethora of once in a lifetime experiences, be it a fishing trip where the day’s catch is grilled on an open fire in a nearby cove, an Indigenous-led tour of the culturally rich neighbouring islands, or taking a dinghy and chef prepared gourmet picnic hamper and discovering the many pristine bays and reefs that fringe Orpheus.
Day 3: Located within Pioneer Bay is the Orpheus Island Research Station, a marine research facility operated by James Cook University. On this educational tour you will be introduced to the great research facilities, including the wet and dry laboratories and the live reef touch tanks.
Transfer by helicopter back to Townsville where your limousine will meet you and transfer you to SeaLink for a short ferry ride to Magnetic Island
Day 4: After a leisurely morning you will spend time with the wildlife rangers at Bungalow Bay Koala Village participating in the Magnetic Island Light Footprints program where you will have the chance to “Leave your Mark” on this Great Barrier Reef Island. Your day will finish with a private catered degustation meal in a handpicked location.
Day 5: Following breakfast, transfer to Townsville airport for your flight home.