NORTHERN ESCAPE COLLECTION

EXPERIENCES

Each property within the collection in its own unique location has access to a range of activities embracing the natural landscape. Experience the vast natural environments of northern Australia.

Fishing

Far North Queensland is renowned for its pristine tropical waters of rivers, reefs and islands. An incredible array of fish can be caught in the region from Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel and Coral Trout as well as other prime eating and sport fishing species. The fish species vary with the time of year and location.

M.Y. Flying Fish is our 32M Super Yacht complete with sports fishing gear and newly acquired 8.4m tender jet boat Flying Cutlass perfect for accessing unique fishing locations.

Some the most sought after reef species in the world can be found around Orpheus Island. An array of table fish including Coral Trout, Sweetlip, Red Emperor and Giant Trevally can be caught locally, but the outer reef is where the famous pelagic species such as DogTooth Tuna, Spanish Mackerel and Wahoo breed.

Mount Mulligan Lodge has a magnificent eucalyptus lined weir brimming with Barramundi to be fished. For the avid anglers among us there are also heli fishing tours available from Mount Mulligan Station with our partner; Nautilus Aviation.

Mount Mulligan Lodge has a magnificent eucalyptus lined weir brimming with Barramundi to be fished. For the avid anglers among us there are also heli fishing tours available from Mount Mulligan Station with our partner; Nautilus Aviation.

Diving and snorkelling

Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef presents a dazzling underwater world of colourful coral and marine-life. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a beginner our properties are the perfect base for opportunities to enjoy and explore all diving related activities within the Great Barrier Reef.

Moored at Port Douglas, M.Y. Flying Fish can be chartered for a full day dive charter or longer diving adventures. The yachts tender Flying Cutlass is perfect for accessing those unique, hard to get to locations.

Orpheus local dive sites are home to 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef, 340 of the 359 varieties of hard corals and some of the region’s largest collections of soft corals.

Nature & wildlife

The collection gives guests the opportunity to disconnect from their busy lives and reconnect with the natural environment. Experience a natural wonderland taking in Mother Nature’s great Australian landscapes, the reef, rainforest and outback.

From Orpheus guests can explore the rugged coastline of Australia’s largest national park island, Hinchinbrook by boat charter. Highlights of this tour include guided walks along rainforest-clad trails to the famous Zoe Waterfall and saltwater crocodile spotting in the island’s waterways.

Daintree Ecolodge is located in the heart of the oldest living rainforest. Use the property as your base and explore the ancient rainforest with a guided nature tour of the flora and fauna from the rainforest floor up to the canopy above. Relax and inhale the fresh rainforest air.

Based on a 28,000 hectare cattle station Mount Mulligan Lodge will make the most of what the beautiful landscape has to offer including exploratory walks, four-wheel driving, fishing for barramundi and cattle mustering showcasing the local flora and fauna.

Wellness and relaxation

With our strong sustainability focus across the collection, guests will go home feeling refreshed and reconnected. Indulge in fresh seasonal produce and natural spa treatments; our products use sustainably wild-harvested, pure Australian botanicals and organic ingredients.

The Gwandalan Day Spa at Orpheus Island is the perfect place to be pampered after a day exploring the reef. Gwandalan means ‘rest and peace’ in the Aboriginal language and as the name suggests, peace guides every element of the spa.

The Daintree Spa is an idyllic rainforest hideaway where you can indulge all of the senses. Rebalance the mind, body and soul in our nourishing spa treatments.

Family connection

All properties within the collection are family friendly, and welcome children of all ages.