Orpheus Island Clean-up - Lucinda - QLD

From April 11, 2019 7:30 am until April 15, 2019 9:00 am
Posted by Heidi Taylor
Categories: Beach Clean Ups
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WHERE: Orpheus Island

DATE: 11th to 16th of April 2019

Orpheus Island, otherwise known as “Goolboddi Island” is part of the Hinchinbrook Shire and Palm Islands Group. The island is a national park and resides within a green zone of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  It is a semi-remote area located off Lucinda in Queensland, and is home to James Cook University’s research station and the Orpheus Island Lodge.

Clean-ups and debris audits at Orpheus Island began in 2014 and are continually expanding to new sites that may include Pelorus, Hinchinbrook and Fantome Islands (weather dependent) which are riddled with old and new washed in marine debris from nearby communities and overseas!!

Join our team of volunteers who will be working with Ocean Crusaders, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Absolute North Charters and members from Hinchinbrook’s Local Marine Advisory Committee for a multi-site clean-up to contribute to the protection of this magnificent marine park, as well as the 15-year-old Australian Marine Debris Initiative Database. This event is also being supported by the Morris Family Foundation.

We will be staying at the Orpheus Island Research Station’s accommodation for the 5 nights, so there will be an opportunity to snorkel and explore this part of the island once the work is done.

We will meet in Lucinda on Thursday morning of the 11th where our transfer to the island will depart from and return on the morning of Tuesday the 16th. There will be an option for 5 participants to join us just over the weekend, with mainland pick up late afternoon on Friday the 12th and returning Sunday evening.

Spaces are limited so please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to:

  1. Register for this event
  2. Find out more information, including transfer (departure/return) times
  3. Find out what to bring and what will be supplied

ReefClean is funded by the Australian Government's Reef Trust with support from Tangaroa Blue Foundation.

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