Orpheus Island Research Station
Take a look at the spectacular JCU Orpheus Island Research Station.
Orpheus Island is a National Park situated on the Great Barrier Reef, between Townsville and Cairns. The Island is 12 kilometres long and comprises 1,368 hectares of dry woodlands with Moreton Bay ash and acacias dominating, scattered rainforest gullies featuring figs and Macaranga trees, grasslands, granite outcrops, and beaches and bays surrounded by fringing reefs.
Orpheus Island Research Station is located on the western side of the Island with ready access to pristine inshore reefs and islands. A known 1100 species of fish and 340 of the 350 known species of reef coral can be found in the underwater gardens of the surrounding reefs.
Contact Study Options to find out more about James Cook University and it's research facilities.