Just a 30-minute helicopter journey from Townsville, Queensland: Pelorus Private Island

Pelorus Private Island is the latest jewel in the Northern Escape Collection crown, offering travellers an utterly secluded and indulgent hideaway amongst the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.

Embraced by pristine waters, superb fringing reefs, and a lush verdant hillside, Pelorus Private Island boasts a naturally isolated single, sprawling residence featuring four luxurious suites, making it the only luxury private island residence in the region.

Accessed via a 30-minute helicopter journey from Townsville or a private superyacht, guests are invited to indulge in relaxation and barefoot adventure with a range of bespoke activities on offer including diving and snorkelling, guided jet ski and sea bob tours, reef fishing, access to the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) and boat charters. The island also provides access to the untouched wilderness of Hinchinbrook Island, Australia‘s largest island national park, home to rainforest-clad hiking trails, cascading waterfalls, abundant wildlife and diverse flora.

Morris Group Founder and Executive Chairman, Chris Morris said Pelorus Private Island will bring something incredibly unique to North Queensland.

“Pelorus Private Island is a rare offering on the Great Barrier Reef, where guests can enjoy unparalleled levels of privacy and personalised service, in a location that seamlessly combines nature with luxury,” he said.

“The intimate dwelling is best shared with family and friends looking for a truly memorable getaway on the reef together. The secluded and highly private nature of the residence will attract a calibre of premium travellers not often seen in this part of the world.”


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According to Tourism Australia’s Global Future of Tourism Demand Research, luxury travellers averaged 5.1 trips in the past five years with over one-third having taken five or more trips during this period. These travellers spend more when they travel and travel more frequently than most other traveller types.

“Pelorus Private Island aligns with the growing consumer demand for ultra-luxe products that offer exclusivity, privacy and remoteness while allowing them to connect and spend time with loved ones,” said Mr Morris.

With architecture and interiors designed by Dubois Design, Pelorus Private Island is currently under construction and is due to open to international and domestic travellers in November 2023.

Comments (5)

  1. John says:

    This island has to be one of the iltimate tropical island paradises.

  2. Leo says:

    That really is living the dream and living your best life. Arriving by helicopter at a private island. Does it get any better than that???

  3. Kelvin Lam says:

    Flying in by helicopter is the best way to arrive. You’re never at too high an altitude to miss out on the views below. And you get an aerial view of your resort too!

  4. Jess says:

    I work in the travel business and this is the sort of luxury personalised holiday that travellers are looking for nowadays.

    People say to me that if they’re going to travel all that way then they want to be in charge when they get there.

    They don’t want to be battling with crowds and have a once in a lifetime experience spoilt by other people. One guy joked that he only wanted trees, wildlife and people he knew the names of in his holiday pics.

  5. Laura Cotton says:

    If you’re going to do the Barrier Reef then this really is the way to do it – utter style and sophistication. A dream trip.

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