Orpheus Island offers a visually stunning and laidback, relaxed atmosphere. Being home to over 1000 different vibrant and colorful marine species enriches the value of Orpheus Island, making it a paradise for nature lovers and campers. Being a small island gives you a great opportunity for walking and hiking, as you trek your way through stunning eucalypt forests with the ever-present backdrop of spectacular horizons.
Orpheus Island's Yanks Jetty is a reminder of Australia's role during the wars; the Jetty was used by Amercian ships and submarines as a degaussing station. Demagnesiting protected the allied vessels from the mines.
The iconic Yanks Jetty was then hammered by Cyclone Yasi and was closed during 2011. The Jetty was then restored as part of the NDRRA program where Hinchinchinbrook Shire Council partnered with AECOM to repair and restore the Jetty.
Yanks Jetty is a breathtaking, blissful and popular spot to spend the day snorkeling with family and friends.
Access to Yanks Jetty is either by private vessel launched from Lucinda (Dungeness), or by local tour operators.
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Campaing permits are available from the friendly staff at the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre or National Parks website.