Life on a tropical island is something we’ve all dreamed about, but it’s now a possibility thanks to the recent opening of Pelorus Private Island in the picturesque Great Barrier Reef. Complete with several hundred hectares of virgin forest, a private chef, architecturally designed villas, and unlimited privacy, this could be one of Australia’s very best accommodations.
Nestled amidst the crystalline expanse of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef’s ‘Great Palm’ archipelago, the private island emerges as a secluded haven that’s a short private helicopter ride from either Townsville or Cairns (or a quick boat ride from a superyacht, obviously). Naturally isolated in one of the world’s most beautiful environments, the destination comprises four opulent suites in one villa enveloped by 400 hectares of untouched habitat.
Owned by Aussie Rich Lister and Morris Group’s Executive Chairman, Chris Morris, the Pelorus Private Island aims to showcase this unique version of paradise, and elevates North Queensland’s status as an unbeatable destination. You’ll be able to enjoy everything from diving and snorkelling, to guided jet ski tours, and reef fishing — as well as access to the Jurassic-esque wilderness of Hinchinbrook Island, ripe with hiking potential.
In total, the accommodation of Pelorus Private Island includes four suites for your friends and family (as well as a fifth for any staff that may be travelling with you). The rest of the villa comprises several lounge and dining areas, right next to the sparkling turquoise waters of the beachside pool.
Simply put, this is one of Australia’s most special locations to enjoy, promising the trip of a lifetime. Bookings for Pelorus Private Island are now open, with prices starting from $20,000 a night.