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Orpheus Island National Park - Cities, Towns and Localities
Part of the Palm Group of islands located 20km off the coast of north Queensland is Orpheus Island, surrounded by spectacular fringing reefs the park is home to several species of python and plenty of birds making good use of the abundant food supplies in the mangroves and intertidal areas.

The Orpheus Island resort overlooks Hazard Bay, Pioneer Bay is home to the James Cook University Research Station visitors require approval to enter this property. A map of the island is available here. Camping is allowed near Yanks Jetty and Little Pioneer Bay. No fresh water is supplied here. Permits must be obtained before camping. Access to the Island is by private charter only. Beware of marine stingers in the warmer months.

Diving is a popular activity in the area due to the large coral reefs located so close to the island. Most of the water surrounding the island is classified as Marine National Park class B which means look but do not touch or remove any shells or corals. Care when lowering boat anchors should also be exercised due to the fragility of the reefs.

Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Check out our listing of Orpheus Island accommodation. Contact the local Parks and Wildlife Service or visit the QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service - Ranger in Charge
Rainforest & Reef Information Centre Bruce Highway
CARDWELL QLD 4894
Ph: 07 4066 860
Email
Web: www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/orpheus-island/index.html
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Orpheus Island Resort
• Ph: 07 4777 7377 • Freecall: 1800 077 167 (within Australia) • Email
• Fringed by sheltered bays of unspoilt sandy beaches, wreathed in spectacular coral gardens, invigorated with native flora and fauna, Orpheus Island is as captivating as the music of the legendary lyre player.

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