Queensland luxury private island Pelorus opens for bookings


Pelorus Private Island has officially opened its doors and is now taking bookings, offering an utterly secluded oasis on the waters of the Great Barrier Reef for $20,000 a night.

Accessible via a 30 to 90-minute private helicopter charter from Townsville or Cairns, or by superyacht, Pelorus boasts a naturally isolated residence, featuring five luxurious suites, surrounded by 400 hectares of untouched habitat.

The new island property is part of the Morris Group’s Northern Escape Collection, which also owns the neighbouring Orpheus Island Lodge.


The residence is powered only by solar panels and batteries, ensuring a self-sustainable energy supply, with natural materials and ventilation systems incorporated into the design to minimise the hideaway’s environmental impact.

Activities including diving and snorkelling, guided jet ski and seabob tours, and reef fishing are all on offer, as well as boat charters to the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) installation.

The island also provides access to the untouched wilderness of Hinchinbrook Island.

Back at the residence, a private chef awaits, alongside a fully stocked bar, teppanyaki grill, Big Green Egg barbeque and Ooni pizza oven.


“With the region welcoming the news of an ultra-luxe accommodation offering, Pelorus Private Island puts Queensland in a competitive global landscape, by boasting a rare offering of unparalleled levels of privacy and personalised service that is unique in this part of the world,” said Chris Morris, executive chairman of the Morris Group.

“We’re already starting to fill the year with bookings and can’t wait to share this exceptional product with guests from around the globe.”