8 Night Reef, Rainforest & Outback

Staying at the luxury Orpheus Island Lodge, Daintree Ecolodge Mt Mulligan Lodge.

OVERVIEW

Eight nights exploring the Great Barrier Reef, The Daintree Rainforest and the wonders of the Outback.

ORPHEUS ISLAND LODGE 

Orpheus showcases 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 fish species in the world; and guests can take the helm of a motorised dinghy complete with gourmet picnic hamper 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 relax and succumb to a unique indigenous-inspired treatment at the Gwandalan Day Spa.

Accommodation rates include all gourmet meals, a selection of quality wines, beers and soft drinks, all-inclusive mini bar and gourmet snacks, a daily curated Orpheus experience (local snorkel, sunset cruise, guided hike, cocktail class, low tide walk, wine tasting, and whale watching (when in season)), and unlimited use of motorised dinghies, paddle boards, kayaks, catamaran, snorkelling equipment and light fishing gear. Not to be missed is the island’s signature ‘Dining with the Tides’ experience; an intimate degustation dinner under a starlit canopy on the lodge’s jetty (at an additional charge).

Inclusions:

3 nights accommodation in a North Room
All gourmet meals
A selection of quality wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks
A daily curated Orpheus experience – local snorkel, sunset cruise, guided hike, cocktail class, low tide walk, wine tasting, and whale watching (when in season)
Unlimited use of motorised dinghies, paddle boards, kayaks, catamaran, snorkelling equipment and light fishing gear

DAINTREE ECOLODGE

The Daintree Ecolodge is nestled in the heart of the magnificent World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and offers boutique eco-luxury accommodation in a breathtaking environment of refugial habitats, native flora and fauna, authentic Indigenous culture and sacred and striking diversity.

The Daintree Rainforest is a rare jewel in the crown of Mother Nature believed to be over 180 million years old and the lodge’s 15 bayans (treehouses) are immersed in the rainforest canopy allowing guests to reconnect with nature and loved ones in a lush tropical setting.

Rise to the sound of the birds in the canopy above, take in the majesty of the enchanted rainforest and discover the lodge’s sacred private waterfall, escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the Daintree Wellness Spa and dine on locally-inspired seasonal menus bursting with the freshest and most sustainable ingredients at the onsite Julaymba Restaurant.

The Daintree Ecolodge provides the perfect base to explore the treasures of the Daintree region; the only place in the world where two UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites meet (the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef)! The Daintree Ecolodge is located 110 kilometres north of Cairns (90 minutes) and 45 kilometres north of Port Douglas (40 minutes) via sealed roads.

Inclusions:

2 nights accommodation in a Rainforest Banyan
Daily à la carte breakfast at the Julaymba Restaurant
1 x lunch hamper or; 1 course à la carte lunch in the Julaymba Restaurant
3 course dinner at the Julaymba Restaurant, two evenings
1 x ‘A Walk Through Time’ rainforest walk
A selection of quality wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks

Mt Mulligan Lodge

With the backdrop of its majestic 18-kilometre long sandstone namesake, Mt Mulligan Lodge offers laid-back luxury in the rugged outback environment of Queensland.

A member of the Luxury Lodges of Australia and set on a 28,000-hectare working cattle station, Mt Mulligan Lodge invites just 20 guests to experience the spirit of the outback through a captivating landscape that’s steeped in indigenous significance dating back 37,000 years. The expansive property bears the marks of the historic gold and coal rush and in its current operation, the pastoral history of Australia.

Inclusions:

3 nights accommodation in an Outback Suite
All rustic but refined meals
A selection of quality wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks
A daily outback experience – ATV adventure, sunset drinks, tour of historic Mount Mulligan township and coal mine, guided hike, exploration of Tyrconnell Gold Mine
Unlimited use of paddle boards, kayaks, electric buggy and light fishing gear

ACCOMMODATION

ORPHEUS ISLAND LODGE 

SOUTH SUITE

With a beautiful balance between contemporary and laid-back luxe island aesthetic, the beautifully appointed South Suites offer a secluded sanctuary best suited to couples and honeymooners!

The suites feature an enclosed terrace surrounded by lush tropical gardens overlooking the Coral Sea, a restful colour palette, an airy open plan bedroom and lounge, stylish décor, and a double vanity bathroom that opens onto an idyllic private courtyard with a deep freestanding bathtub. The epitome of effortless luxury, the South Suites harness the beauty and poise of the pristine tropical location to ensure a feeling of calm and tranquillity greets each guest.

 

DAINTREE ECOLODGE

RAINFOREST BAYAN

The three Rainforest Bayans are set closer to the rainforest floor amidst the ancient emerald vines and offer an ideal retreat for those seeking solitude or a romantic escape. Featuring a freestanding black bathtub on a private enclosed balcony overlooking the kaleidoscope of unique flora and fauna, the Rainforest Bayans allow guests to surrender to the soothing rainforest and sounds of the jungle with luxe creature comforts.

Room Size: 46sqm
King bed & rollaway available to accommodate an additional guest

 

MOUNT MULLIGAN LODGE

OUTBACK SUITE

The lodge accommodates just 20 guests in spacious guest retreats that complement the landscape and offer a luxurious and charming take on pastoral living.

The Outback Suite, with its adjoining lounge room, is ideal for those looking for additional space to unwind in. The lounge is spacious, with a cosy wood-burning fire place, buttery tan leather furniture, and private deck with rounded outdoor dining table offering captivating views of the sparkling weir and the imposing ridges of Mount Mulligan.

The spacious Outback Suite is contemporary and luxurious; yet retains a raw external charm with its spotted gum timber cladding, pitched cathedral ceiling and deep verandah. Inside, the earthy-tones of the fine linen, sisal rug, and dark green wall panelling give a rich sense of place, mirroring the colours found in the outback environment outside. With its dark grey natural stone tiles and bronze fittings, the ensuite bathroom is both luxurious and calming. On your private verandah, a corrugated iron water tank has been re-purposed as a deep outdoor bath, orientated to capture uninterrupted views of the Australian outback.

 

 

RESORTS

ORPHEUS ISLAND LODGE 

Accommodating just 28 people, Orpheus is an all-inclusive, private island lodge located in the Great Barrier Reef. With only 14 rooms, suites and villas, Orpheus Island is the ultimate in secluded, unspoilt tropical paradise, and stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline. The island itself, comprising more than 1,000 hectares of national park,  is surrounded by pristine fringing reef you can access simply by stepping out from your accommodation. The island lodge features the main pavilion bar and alfresco-style dining area, a restaurant, a reading room, Gwandalan Day Spa and an inviting 25m x 13m infinity pool that mirrors the Coral Sea.

All stays at Orpheus include three gourmet meals prepared daily by chef James Egan and his team, use of water sports equipment, a selection of wines, beers, spirits, as well as soft beverages, and a daily Orpheus experience.

ACTIVITIES

  • Snorkling
  • Dinghy adventure
  • Paddle boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Group yoga
  • Catamaran
  • Fishing

 

DAINTREE ECOLODGE

This unique boutique accommodation is nestled in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and offers 15 eco-friendly ‘bayans’ (treehouses) immersed in the canopy, a private waterfall and dedicated rainforest walks.

The Daintree Ecolodge is the perfect destination to reconnect with nature and the people you love. Believed to be over 180 million years old, and the oldest tropical lowland rainforest on Earth, the Daintree Rainforest is a rare jewel in the crown of Mother Nature, where lush tropical rainforest meets sweeping white sand beaches and fringing coral reefs.

The Ecolodge features a main lodge with a bar, a rainforest restaurant and dining area overlooking the onsite lagoon, the Daintree Wellness Spa, a refreshing swimming pool, private and pristine onsite waterfall and swimming hole, and a multitude of quiet areas amongst the lush tropical rainforest to relax and unwind.

Fresh, clean water from the purest source combined with organic, healthy foods guarantees an uplifting and sustainable getaway.

ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY LOCAL SUPPLIERS – FEES APPLY

  • Picnic hampers
  • Daintree river cruise
  • Walkabout Cultural Adventures
  • Snorkling and scuba diving
  • River Drift Snorkling
  • Horse Riding
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight – Prices start at $399 per person (30 mins)
  • Mossman Gorge experience
  • Daintree Fishing
  • Sunset Sail
  • Billy Tea Safaris

 

MOUNT MULLIGAN

Located 150kms north-west of Cairns, Mt Mulligan Lodge offers luxury outback accommodation on a secluded 28,000-hectare heritage property in remote Far North Queensland.

Guests staying at Mt Mulligan Lodge will be able to experience the spirit of the North Queensland back-country through a captivating landscape with indigenous significance dating back 37,000 years. The expansive property bears the marks of the historic gold and coal rush and in its current operation, as a working cattle station, the pastoral history of Australia.

Iconic historical sites on the property include the old Mount Mulligan township, cemetery and coal mine, Tyrconnell gold mine, the old Cobb & Co staging posts and crossing, Lizzie Redmond mine shaft and the General Grant mine.

The majestic Mount Mulligan dominates the surrounding landscape; the conglomerate and sandstone tabletop mountain boasts a spectacular 18 kilometre escarpment that towers over the surrounding Australian eucalyptus woodlands. Mt Mulligan Lodge lies beneath this undiscovered landmark with views overlooking a sparkling weir and is an all-inclusive luxury property accessible via a 35-minute scenic helicopter flight from Cairns or a 2.5-hour 4WD adventure from Cairns.

ACTIVITIES

  • Paddle Boards
  • Kayaks
  • Electric buggy
  • Fishing Gear
  • Coal Mine Tour
  • Gold Mine Tour
  • ATV tour
  • Sunrise tour from an ATV
  • Mount Mulligan Walks
  • Self guided nature walks
  • Tubing in Mulligan’s Waterhole
  • Drinks at the Sunset Bar
  • Group yoga
  • Cattle mustering
  • Barramundi Fishing

 

 

FINE PRINT
  • An accommodation surcharge applies from 14th – 19th April 2022 and 19th December 2022 – 6th January 2023 inclusive at Orpheus Island Lodge, Daintree Ecolodge, and Mt Mulligan Lodge.
  • Transfers between lodges/destinations are at an additional charge and to be booked with your agent.
  • Guests can also self-drive between Cairns, Mt Mulligan Lodge and the Daintree Ecolodge on own accord with a 4WD.
  • Domestic flight between Townsville and Cairns at an additional charge and to be booked by trade partner or guest after transfers have been booked by Northern Escape Collection Reservations. Alternatively, a private helicopter transfer can connect all three lodges at an additional charge and to be booked with Northern Escape Collection Reservations.
  • At the time of setting trade contracts, the domestic flight schedule between Townsville and Cairns was at a reduced capacity (due to COVID-19), therefore at the time of booking please consult with your agent on best connections to piece together this itinerary.
  • Dependent on future domestic flight schedule, an overnight may be required in Townsville (we recommend our sister property The Ville Resort-Casino) or Cairns.

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