01 Feb
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Fitzroy Island Nature Wrap – January 2017

Fitzroy Island is a haven for some exotic wildlife and stunning flora.  The island covers 838 acres of which 828 acres is National Park.  Numerous animals and beautiful flora can be observed around the island including the rather unique goanna which regularly roam the island. Yes Fitzroy Island is home to several species of snakes but rest assured none are known to be dangerous to humans and these fellows keep the ecosystem in balance.  If walking through the National Park you are likely to see one of these in the trees.  There is always plenty to see on the island,

06 Jan
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David Attenborough’s New Great Barrier Reef Series

David Attenborough’s release of his latest documentary highlights the wonders of Far North Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. 60 years prior, Attenborough filmed his debut Great Barrier Reef series which he refers to as ‘”one of the most magical places on the planet”. Urging awareness and change- Attenborough seeks to improve reef protection against global warming and human influence. The Great Barrier Reef is a delicate ecosystem that needs to be preserved through sustainable tourism. Fitzroy Island Resort offers vital education to guests through the Turtle Rehabilitations center on the island, allowing visitors to come face to face with the endangered

05 Jan
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Jasminne & Nico’s Wedding on Fitzroy Island

The lovely Jasminne & Nicholas were married on Fitzroy Island on the 15th of August, 2015. Check out some of their amazing photos below. Jasminne and Nicolas came to Fitzroy Island with beautiful sunshine and the perfect North Queensland weather that makes this region such a popular wedding destination. For the ceremony in the garden, Jasminne’s brother had crafted a bamboo wedding arch, which fit perfectly in the natural scenery of the Welcome Bay Beach. With the sea in the background and the sun smiling at everybody, Jasminne & Nicolas were married on Fitzroy Island on the 15th August 2015 and

03 Jan
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Lauren & Adam’s Tropical Fitzroy Island Wedding

Lauren Mead, 31 and Adam Homer, 27 were married at Fitzroy Island on the 24th of August 2013 in an emotional beach ceremony. The wedding was a 3 day celebration with 140 of the couple’s closest friends and family. Lauren describes the wedding as an intimate celebration spent “laughing and shedding happy tears together.” The newlyweds had a romantic engagement atop of Earl Hill, the beautiful view of Fitzroy Island in the distance made it an easy choice on where they would spend one of the most memorable days of their life. The couples theme for the day was ‘relaxed and

28 Dec
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Fitzroy Island Nature Wrap – December 2016

Being completely surrounded by a National Park makes Fitzroy Island a very unique place to stay.  Our cockatoos are found across the whole island year round and are beautiful to see in their natural habitat.  This month we were also able to see some beautiful Green Striped Darner Dragonflies as they are found in greater numbers on the island during December. Our Turtle Centre is home to some gorgeous resident turtles whom we care for.  These turtles enjoy interacting with their carers’.  Although as visitors you are not able to touch the turtles, you will be able to observe them