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,

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

28 Oct
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Fitzroy Island Nature Wrap – October 2016

The Pied Imperial Pigeons are back and if you have swift eyes you may be lucky enough to spot one of two before they disappear into the jungle. We have also been lucky enough to be getting regular sightings of two truly spectacular White Bellied Sea Eagles in addition to the gorgeous Emerald Doves with their stunning green plumes. The Nudey Beach track and parts of the Secret Garden trail were briefly closed earlier this month while Queensland Parks and Wildlife Rangers issued much needed repairs to the pylons and bridge structures. They are now both reopened and extra safe

28 Sep
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Fitzroy Island Nature Wrap – September 2016

September has been truly spectacular. The weather has been perfect- blue skies, slight breeze and fantastic water visibility for snorkelling and diving. We have had a little rain overnight; just enough to ensure that the proposed island burn was abandoned until next year. the Queensland Park Rangers came out with all their gear ready to go, only for it to rain again that night (as it had a few nights this month). They went and checked just in case but came to the conclusion that the island is just too green to successfully burn this year. So we get to

31 Aug
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Fitzroy Island Nature Wrap – August 2016

Sometimes the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos are often see around our resort.  One day when I was speaking during a Turtle Tour under the shade of a large tree,  a Sulphur Crested Cockatoos swooped in and landed in the branches directly above my head.  I promptly relocated a metre to the side with the warning for people that they like to try to drop things on you. Well sure enough as I continued speaking a little black and white bomb came hurtling down and landed with a moist splash on the ground not ten centimetres to my right.  Looking up I saw that

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