Fitzroy Island is a large tropical island offering, in separate locations, five distinctly different types of accommodation, ranging from affordable 4.5 star Resort facilities, to Divers accommodation and change facilities, to a Camping Ground, and to Day Visitor facilities (including Foxy’s Bar and Café and a Retail Shop).
At Fitzroy Island, you can relax and escape, you can dive right in to adventure, or you can do a little of both. Accessible, affordable and friendly, the island’s safe, sheltered waters and pristine natural environment are here for all to explore and enjoy.
Explore the Great Barrier Reef – Snorkelling, Diving and Swimming
Fitzroy Island is the perfect spot to visit the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, and it’s a great land based alternative to the Barrier Reef pontoon experience.
You can swim, snorkel and dive in safety off our iconic coral beaches, exploring this World Heritage Listed coral reef system at your own pace. Make friends with the sea life, including clown fish, turtles and even whales.
Have some fun on the water as well as in it, with activities including diving, snorkelling or kayaking. Dare to ride the fabulous AqaJets or just explore the coral fringe reef in the comfort of our Glass Bottom Boat. A sheltered passage from Cairns and secure moorings make Fitzroy Island an ideal destination for day trips on your own boat or yacht.
Get Back to Nature – Walking and Exploring
At Fitzroy Island, it’s all about rainforest, beaches and high reaches, with just as much to explore on land as in the sea.
Explore the bush walking tracks throughout the island, like the Lighthouse and Summit walks, with views all the way to the Barrier Reef. Trek to magic spots like Secret Garden and Nudey Beach, one of Far North Queensland’s most iconic beaches.
The Island was converted into a military base during World War II to protect Australia’s mainland from invasion. Most of the walking trails were formed during this time, hence their access to some of the best vantage points in the region, although these days visitors are only on the lookout for the stunning views.
Discover Fitzroy Island’s peaks, valleys, rainforests, coral beaches, crystal clear springs, birds and wildlife; and make sure you don’t miss our sunrise and sunset views across to the untouched coastline of Far North Queensland.
Turtle Rehabilitation Tours
The Fitzroy Island campus of Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre has opened its doors for daily tours allowing people to learn about the history of the organisation and the journey to recovery which injured or sick turtles undergo whilst at this centre, prior to their release back into the ocean.
Tours are limited to 15 people so guests are advised to book fast. Groups can pre-book private tours by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Escape and Unwind on the Beach
Picture yourself on a white sandy beach lined with coconut trees and sloping gently into the calm, clear Coral Sea; this is Fitzroy Island.
Step out straight in front of the Resort to Welcome Bay with all its life and activity, or take a walk to the iconic and stunning Nudey beach, which despite the name, is not what you think!
There is plenty to do around Fitzroy Island’s beaches whether your aim is to relax or get adventurous. This includes fishing, whale watching (between July & September) or just watching the stars by firelight at night.
The Dive & Activites Centre
This area is the centre for all activities on the island (other than Entertainment). Refer to the location plan for ease of access. Our firendly and experienced staff will advise on Diving, Snorkelling and Water Based Equipment Hire.
Fun and Games - Adventure on the Island
Fitzroy Island is the perfect place to help you connect with your inner child, whether exploring the island on foot, discovering the wonders of the sea or playing and laughing with new friends and old.
Challenge yourself on the many walking trails to get amongst the pristine nature of the valleys and peaks of Fitzroy Island.
On the water, snorkel or hire a kayak and keep a look out for sea life, birds and dolphins. Between June and September, even whales can be found in this castaway’s playground.
Relaxation and Revival - Wellbeing for All
Fitzroy Island is friendly and fun by nature, but this place is still a sanctuary of calm and wellbeing when you want it to be.
You can’t help but slow down and relax in this peaceful, natural paradise, with fresh Australian produce at both the Resort Restaurant and Foxy's Bar and Café. We even grow most of our own vegetables, greens and herbs in our Resort Gardens.
So take the time to escape everyday life and revive your senses.
Call (on 07 4044 6700) or email our Entertainments Manager at email@example.com to find out planned entertainment for the future.
All current entertainment is listed at the resort on its notice board near the entrance.