Pelorus is the northernmost island of Great Palm Island group. It lies 800 m north of Orpheus Island and has a total area of 4 km2 (1.5 ml2). Pelorus Island is surrounded by awesome fringing reefs which can be accessed by snorkelling off the beach. Camping on Pelorus Island is permitted, but there is no freshwater or camping facilities on the island.
On behalf of AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority), Constructions Pty Limited constructed the navigation structure and helipad on top of Pelorus Island.
The island is managed by Hinchinbrook Shire Council. It features a pristine and fragile environment, protected by both federal and state environmental provisions. Yanooa Island is Pelorus' Aboriginal name.
The Australian small-ship cruise line Coral Princess Cruises maintains long-term lease on part of Pelorus Island and visits it for picnic stopovers during their Great Barrier Reef sailings.
Probably, the island was named after HMS Pelorus, which is the flagship on Australia Station 1860-1862. The island is also known as North Palm.
Highlights: Snorkel off the beach
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