National Parks


QLD Townsville - Orpheus Island National Park

Sheltered bays and spectacular fringing reefs make Orpheus Island National Park a popular boating destination. Orpheus Island is one of the hilly continental islands in the Palm Group off the Queensland coast, east of Ingham.

Caves and crevices around the headland and shores provide evidence of the island’s geological past. Here, molten rock has intruded into the granite to form ring dykes which have since been eroded.

Dry woodlands of Moreton Bay ash and wattles, grasslands and rainforest grow on the island.


Orpheus Island lies off the north Queensland coast 23km south-east of Dungeness (Lucinda).

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)