Monday, 21 June 2010

Exclusive Rainforest, Cruise and Reef Island Package Epitomises Luxury and Indulgence!

Australian and family owned operators Orpheus Island Resort and Coral Princess Cruises and Thala Beach Lodge have launched a brand new tropical North Queensland escape like no other, epitomising extravagance by infusing luxurious and diverse experiences to create seven days of pure indulgence with the Rainforest, Cruise and Reef Island Package.

With an unrivalled selection of accommodation and activity inclusions, this unbelievable package epitomizes luxury and allows complete immersion into the diverse experiences available in Tropical North Queensland.

From $AUD 5,295 per person twin share, this sensational seven night package will immerse travellers in luxury and create life long memories with its fantastic array of inclusions:

• All accommodation including two nights in unique five star eco resort accommodation nestled in a forest canopy, two nights aboard an award winning expedition style cruise ship on the Great Barrier Reef and three nights beach front accommodation on an exclusive island hideaway.
• Complimentary Introductory Scuba experience, presentations by Marine Biologists and unlimited snorkeling on the Coral Princess Cruise.
• Complimentary guided onsite tours including a unique coconut odyssey, stargazing, tree planting, nature walks & bird watching at Thala Beach Lodge.
• Unlimited use of motorised dinghies, paddle skis, catamarans, canoes, snorkelling equipment, local snorkel trips, light fishing gear, pools, gymnasium, recreation room, tennis court, bushwalking and selected interpretive activities at Orpheus Island Resort.
• Most meals and transfers to/from each accommodation
• And much more!

This package is valid for a limited time and is subject to availability, conditions apply.

All over the 145 acres of Thala Beach Lodge, guests find themselves in an unsurpassed enchanting, relaxing environment. The Lodge is fully eco accredited for ecotourism and consists of private deluxe timber bungalows that sit spectacularly atop a headland with breathtaking views of untouched coastline.

Enjoy a rich experience among wildlife, native forests and natural beachscapes from bungalows built high on stilts and nestled in the forest canopy providing a magical and unobtrusive relationship with the natural world. Time spent relaxing on the timber-decked verandas is always well rewarded with sightings of birds, butterflies, possums and sugar gliders.


Let multi award-winning Coral Princess Cruises introduce you to all the hidden jewels of the Great Barrier Reef. With 27 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for cruising excellence, our exclusive itineraries introduce the very best of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands in total comfort and unmatched style. A maximum of just 50 guests ensures an intimate and personalised experience, and our three and four night small ship cruises allow you to swim, snorkel and SCUBA dive amid the fish and corals in the clear tropical waters.

Or you can join our marine biologist aboard the glass bottom boat, stroll golden sandy beaches on remote coral cays or visit secluded tropical islands and ancient rainforests, while our on-board experts interpret the natural wonders of the reef, rainforest and island habitats. We'll show you the reef most visitors never see – and you can choose to be as adventurous or as relaxed as you please.

Orpheus Island Resort combines pristine beaches and premium holiday accommodation to amaze even the most seasoned holiday maker. With a strong focus on natural beauty, relaxation and amazing food, Orpheus provides the perfect location for a weekend of sophisticated extravagance.

With the 21 room property limited to a maximum of 42 pampered guests, visitors can relax with premium service, exquisite cuisine and total seclusion. Privacy is assured with the exclusion of telephones, televisions, day-trippers, nightclubs or children under 15 years of age.

Enjoy the aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef aboard the scenic flight transfer as you fly over the sparkling water from Townsville to Orpheus Island. To kick off the holiday with style, guests are personally welcomed with a fresh fruit cocktail.


For bookings or further information contact Orpheus Island Resort on +61 7 4777 7377 or email bookings@orpheus.com.au

Package Itinerary

Lose yourself in seven nights of pure indulgence from $AUD 5259 per person twin share with the following inclusions:

A unique Thala Beach Lodge experience:

• 2 nights accommodation in Eucalypt Bungalow air-conditioned accommodation
• Private car return transfers between Thala & Cairns Airport / City / Wharf
• Choice of a la carte dinner or a dining hamper delivered to your room
• A la carte lunch or a picnic hamper delivered to the beach
• Dinner is inclusive of a choice from extensive collection of fine Australian wines
• In-room bar including wine, spirits, beers, soft drinks, snacks, tea & coffee
• Regular scheduled transfers to and from Port Douglas daily
• Tree planting, guided nature walks and bird watching tours with Thala's local naturalist guides
• Star Gazing at Thala's specially designed observatory
• Evening presentations/entertainment by local specialists
• Buggy transfers around resort on request

An unforgettable Coral Princess Cruise:

• 2 nights in stateroom air-conditioned accommodation
• All meals, morning and afternoon teas, 24 hour tea and coffee station
• Complimentary Introductory Scuba experience
• Presentations by Marine Biologists
• Unlimited snorkelling
• Orpheus - Cairns: Pelorus Island, Hinchinbrook Channel & Family group of islands, Dunk Island Resort, Thetford & Moore Reefs
• Cairns - Orpheus: Thetford Reef, Sudbury Cay, Coates or Nathan Reefs Dunk Island Resort, Family group of islands, Hinchinbrook Channel & Pelorus Island
• Complimentary transfer to/from Orpheus Island Resort

Orpheus Island Resort seclusion and luxury:

• One-way scenic flight transfer between Orpheus and Townsville
• 3 nights beachfront accommodation in an Orpheus Retreat room
• Meet & greet with fresh fruit cocktail
• All meals (a la carte breakfast, alfresco dining or gourmet picnic lunch and seven course degustation-style menu each evening). NB: Seven Course Degustation menu is substituted with a "Wok Night" once a week.
• Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.
• Unlimited use of motorised dinghies, paddle skis, catamarans, canoes, snorkelling equipment, local snorkel trips, light fishing gear, pools, gymnasium, recreation room, tennis court, bushwalking and selected interpretive activities.