06 Sep
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School Holiday Activities for the whole family on Fitzroy Island

There’s no better place to spend the school holidays than on Fitzroy Island in the tropics!

These holidays, there is going to be an incredible variety of holiday activities for our Resort guests to enjoy.

There are countless free activities to try from fish feeding and treasure hunts to arts & crafts and daily face painting & ice cream! Or you might like to get your kids involved in our 3-hour programs that are perfect for ages 13+.

Many of our activities are engaging for the whole family including our Turtle Rehabilitation Centre Tours, guided nature walks, educations talks and DIY workshops creating your own macramé and beauty products. We’ve also got our Adults only ‘Sip & Paint’ classes where you can unleash your inner artist!

These school holidays will offer a terrific selection of activities that make the most of the beautiful Tropical North Queensland surroundings and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a bunch of creative learning opportunities to take part in.

Check out the epic line up of activities we have in store for the kids this year! Activities are subject to changes and may not run each day check with Resort Reception or download our timetables below.

20th to 26th September 2021  27th to 3rd October 2021

Accommodation Deals & Packages

School Holiday Programs – $55 per child / Ages 13+

Get the kids out and about these school holidays with our fun and educational school holiday programs designed for kids aged 13+! Kids can choose from Craft, Adventure or Explorer and enjoy 3 hours of interactive and engaging activities. Cost is $55 per child which includes lunch.

Craft Program

  • Activities includes tie dye, badge making, jewellery making and a mixology competition!
  • Held 12-3pm on on select days during the school holidays:
    • Wednesday 22nd September
    • Friday 24th September
    • Wednesday 29th September
    • Friday 1st October
  • Bring water bottle.
  • $55 per child including lunch of sandwiches and fruit juice.

Adventure Program

  • Activities include a guided snorkeling tour, glass bottom boat tour, games and a competition!
  • Held 12-3pm on select days during the school holidays:
    • Friday 24th September
    • Saturday 25th September
    • Thursday 30th September
    • Saturday 2nd October
  • Bring swimmers, towel, sunscreen & water bottle.
  • $55 per child including lunch of sandwiches and fruit juice.

Explorer Program

  • Activities include boat sailing, history presentation, a guided snorkel tour and treasure hunt!
  • Held 11:30-1:30pm on select days during the school holidays:
    • Sunday 26th September
    • Sunday 3rd October
  • Bring swimmers, towel, sunscreen & water bottle.
  • $55 per child including lunch of sandwiches and fruit juice.

Junior Marine Biologist Program – Ages 5+

  • Activities include a 45 minute Glass Bottom Boat tour, beachcombing, fish feeding, water quality testing and experiments.
  • Held 9:00am-12:00pm every Sunday.
  • Bring sunscreen and a water bottle.
  • $55 per child including a certificate and lunch of sandwiches and fruit juice.

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Activities for Resort Guests 

Free Activities

Face Painting Zone

Kids can come and get their face painted in their favourite theme at 12pm daily during the school holidays at Foxy’s Bar.

Ice Cream Zone

Kids can enjoy an ice-cream cone with sprinkles at 3pm daily during the school holidays at our Kids Club Room.

Treasure Hunt – Ages 5-11

Come on a guided treasure hunt with us to find all the hidden wonders of Fitzroy Island!

Fish feeding on the Jetty – All ages

Twice daily at 11:30am & 3:30pm

Educational Talks on the reef – All ages

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the underwater world with educational talks on the Reef Restoration at Fitzroy Island, the reef after dark, the marine life of Welcome Bay and more!

Guided nature walks – All ages

Join our knowledgeable staff on a 30-45-minute tour of the resort grounds looking into the private life of plants.

Marine Hour – Ages 5-11

Spend time making marine creature and learning about all the cool and crazy things they can do!

Kids Club Activities (Arts & Crafts) – Ages 5-11

Structured art and craft sessions with mess and fun as well as outside activities depending on the weather and what the kids would like to do!

Eco Einstein – Ages 5+

Learn eco science experiments that Einstein would do himself in the fun and interactive session.

Murder Mystery Event – Ages 15+

Dress up and get your magnifying glass to come and solve the murder of who killed who!

Movie screenings – All ages

Enjoy a relaxing family friendly movie at Foxy’s after a busy day exploring Fitzroy Island.

Trivia Night @ Foxy’s – All ages

Trivia is a complimentary activity that is fun for young and old.  Spend an hour competing with fellow guests over who knows the most- topics cross a variety of general knowledge from sports to geography – and the history of Fitzroy Island!  How much do you know? The winning team snares a prize!

Bingo @ Foxy’s – All ages

Who doesn’t love a good game of bingo? Get the whole family involved in this fun game of luck and score a prize!

Themed nights @ Foxy’s – All ages

Join us at Foxy’s for our themed nights ranging from masquerade to toga, 70’s to pirate and more! Get dressed up and join in on the fun with games, specials and prizes to be won.

Paid Activities

Junior Mixology – $15pp / Ages 11+

Learn how to mix your very own mocktails that you can make at home!

Jewellery making – $15pp / Ages 7+

Learn how to make your own funky jewellery that you can take home as a memory of Fitzroy Island

Mad Science for Kids – $10pp / Ages 7-15

Mad Science experiments under controlled situations with lots of fun to be had!

DIY Workshops – $15pp / Ages 10+

Come and learn a new skill with our D.I.Y workshops and take your creation home! Workshops include making your own macrame, body bath salts, Tie Dye and more!

Sip & Paint – $20pp with glass of wine / Ages 18+

Unleash your inner Artist with a one hour painting session with a glass of wine in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Join the group as you are taken step by step through the featured artwork of the evening.

Turtle Rehab Centre Tours – $12pp / All ages

Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on Fitzroy Island (CTRC) is a volunteer operated, non-profit organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles. Visit the centre and learn more about these beautiful creatures and what we do to help them recover. Talks run Daily from 1.00pm, tours are 30 minutes in duration, with a maximum of 15 guests and are accompanied by a tour guide. Bookings are essential – click here.

Water Activities:

  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Stand up paddle board tours
  • Glass bottom boat tours
  • Hire your own snorkel gear, kayaks and stand up paddle boards!
  • Click here to find out more

School holidays are always better at Fitzroy Island! Take a look at our special offers and book your getaway now.

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Accommodation Deals & Packages

Please see Resort front desk to register for activities. Activities are subject to change due to weather and availability of guides. 

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