Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort

How to bring the glamour of travel back

Too often, modern-day travel can feel sanitised and rushed, leaving you yearning for the era of gracious, slow-paced touring on a grand scale. Julietta Jameson goes down in search of travel's bygone days.

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Just Great: the Reef still amazes.

Coral society

The world's largest coral reef is being reinvigorated, writes Sheriden Rhodes, with a range of new and upgraded multimillion-dollar resorts and hotels.

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Orpheus Island, Queensland.  Image supplied by Orpheus Island Resort. Image taken Jan 2012. SHD TRAVEL FEB 5 QUEENSLAND. ...

Rise and shine

After a flurry of sales and makeovers, Queensland's islands of the north beckon anew, writes Belinda Jackson.

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The beach at the resort

Orpheus Island

Orpheus Island
Beautiful island in the Great Barrier Reef.
Orpheus Island is located 20 km east of Ingham and 80 km north-east of Townsville. It is a small island only 11 km long and, on average, about 1 km wide. Most of the island is controlled by the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service with the exceptions being the small but exclusive Orpheus Island Resort in Hazard Bay with its accommodation of 31 rooms, and the James Cook University Marine Research Station in Pioneer Bay.

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Orpheus Island - Fast Facts

Orpheus Island
Beautiful island in the Great Barrier Reef.
Orpheus Island is located 20 km east of Ingham and 80 km north-east of Townsville. It is a small island only 11 km long and, on average, about 1 km wide. Most of the island is controlled by the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service with the exceptions being the small but exclusive Orpheus Island Resort in Hazard Bay with its accommodation of 31 rooms, and the James Cook University Marine Research Station in Pioneer Bay.

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