Rise and shine: the new islands of the north
|Chopper cam: an uninhabited island in the Palm Island group.|
After the devastation left by last year's cyclone season, several islands and resorts have refreshed and changed hands, including Orpheus, Lizard and Dunk islands, Fitzroy Island Resort and the celebrity haunt Bedarra Island Resort, which was reportedly sold for just $6 million.
Six million dollars seems to be the magic number, as Orpheus's new owner has also just snapped up a tropical island for about the same small change.
|Cheong Liew and Arie Prabowo|
Orpheus Island is a hilly dot 80 kilometres off the coast of Townsville, in the Palm Islands group. Lashed by Yasi's cyclonic winds last year, the resort recently reopened and, if it plays its cards right, will be one of those hideaways where sneaky celebs have no need for wearing wigs or bad '80s fashion.