Activities on Fitzroy Island

There is certainly no shortage of activities available on Fitzroy Island.

Whether you would like to explore, discover, relax or indulge – we have options for everyone, including the kids!

Refer to the Fitzroy Island Dive & Adventure Centre for all your water activities including snorkeling, diving, kayaking and stand up paddle boards.

Kids Activities 

Fitzroy Island is offering fun and interactive child-friendly activities held every Friday, Saturday & Sunday. All kids activities are complimentary to resort guests!

Activities include: 

  • Kids Dance Party
  • Arts & Craft
  • ’Touch & Feel’ talk on Marine Life

Limited spaces – bookings are essential via Reception.

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Fitness Classes

If you’re looking for ways to exercise during your stay, Fitzroy Island Resort offers a range of Fitness Classes available complimentary to our overnight guests.

Classes are hosted by Sheree, our resident Tours & Activities Coordinator who specialises in Movement Analysis and Group Fitness for all ages and levels. Sheree is an award winning Zumba Instructor and Personal Trainer who also teaches yoga, meditation, dance, aqua aerobics and more. Sheree also conducts hosts daily Turtle Rehabilitation Tours.


Get your body moving with a fun Zumba fitness class! More like a dance party than a workout, Zumba will get you sweating and smiling at the same time. Never tried ZUMBA? Classes are designed for all fitness levels and everyone is invited to come along and have fun. 

Yoga & Meditation – Commences 12th March 

Relax and connect with your mind, body & heart with yoga classes on Fitzroy Island.

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Turtle Tours – Daily

Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on Fitzroy Island (CTRC) is a volunteer operated, non-profit organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles.

Take a tour of the centre and learn more about these beautiful creatures and what we do to help them recover. As a thank you your donation, you can opt to receive a Turtle Tour Certificate – great for both kids and adults!

Tours run Daily from 1.00pm, tours are 45 minutes in duration, with a maximum of 15 guests and are accompanied by a tour guide.

  • Cost: $11.50 per Adult | $7.00 per Child
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • When: Daily
  • Where: Tours can be booked via the General Store (day visitors) or hotel reception (resort guests).

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Live Music – Snowy Phelps 

Snowy cut his teeth on the notoriously competitive Sydney rock scene and went on to form one of Queensland’s best known touring show/cover bands “Decadence”. Having many a stint on the Whitsunday islands, he is highly regarded as a highly successful solo performer across Queensland.

Snowy sings the classics from rock classics to ballads and is happy to take a request or make a dedication for a special occasion.

  • Cost: FREE
  • When: Most Friday & Saturday nights (contact us for more information.
  • Where: Foxy’s Tavern

Massage Service

Oiled Massage is a locally owned relaxation massage service providing quality massage in Cairns and at Fitzroy Island Resort.

Our signature massage is of course ‘oil’ as we believe that taking an oil massage is without doubt one of the single most relaxing things that you can do for yourself. Oiled offer their own unique ‘oil shiatsu’ style massage in guest rooms or foot massages by the resort pool.

Open daily 9.30am to 4.30pm (last appointment at 3.30pm)

  • Cost: Click here to view prices
  • When: Daily
  • Where: In rooms or by the resort pool

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Glass Bottom Boat

Departing twice a day the glass bottom boat tours allow you to get up close and personal with the Great Barrier Reef.

The sheltered waters around Fitzroy Island abound with soft coral and marine life including wild sea turtles.

Night tours are available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings (subject to marine conditions) at 7:00-7:45pm.

  • Cost: $30 per Adult | $15 per Child (4-14 years) | 0-3 FREE
  • When: Daily from 10am *snorkel, dive & coral viewing tour & 3pm (1 hour coral viewing).
  • Where: Bookings are available at the Dive Store.

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Sunlover Reef Cruises

Whilst staying on Fitzroy Island enjoy a day out on the Moore Reef Pontoon with Sunlover Reef Cruises.

Enjoy 4 hours at the reef featuring an impressive array of complimentary inclusions such as snorkelling, glass bottom boat and semi-submersible coral reef viewing tours, an underwater observatory, marine life touch tank, and a sumptuous seafood buffet lunch.

  • Cost: Adult $212 | Child (4yrs – 15yrs) $106 | Family (2A + 2C) $530 (subject to change)
  • Duration: Departs Fitzroy Island daily at 10.15am and returns at 4:30pm.
  • When: Daily (weather dependant)
  • Where: Contact us to book.

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Summit & Lighthouse Historical Hike

Discover the rich history of Fitzroy Island with a self-guided hike to the Summit & Lighthouse.

In addition to enjoying the changes in the scenery (from the lush rainforest to open woodlands) and the stunning views overlooking Welcome Bay, hikers are able to use the self-guided booklet to enhance their awareness of their surroundings.

The booklet allows people to identify tell-tale signs of the World War II military occupation as well as locate various objects left behind by the Lightkeepers and their families.