Pelorus Island, Queensland, Australia
Pelorus Island is one of the islands in the Great Palm Island group. It is located just north of Orpheus Island. Pelorus is surrounded by spectacular fringing reefs that can be accessed by snorkeling right off the beach. The island is a National Park and has a pristine and fragile environment, which is fully protected by both state and federal environmental provisions. The Aboriginal name for the island is Yanooa Island.
Pelorus Island overlooks the Lucinda Jetty and the picturesque world heritage listed Hitchinbrook Island. Diving around this deserted island is excellent with a wide variety of hard and soft corals, diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays, bull rays, pipefish, and multitudes of different Nudibranchs.
Things to See & Do
* Scuba diving
* Marine Life
* Guided nature walks
Cruise Season – Jan – Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 0
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Travel Links – Numerous tour boat companies use Pelorus island as a picnic stopover en route to the Great Barrier Reef.