Welcome to Fitzroy Island
Fitzroy Island ticks the box for a relaxing island stay, and there are great options for half-day morning and afternoon options, full-day or extended stays at the Fitzroy Island Resort.
Fitzroy Island is in the Coral Sea, Queensland, Australia, 4871.
Coordinates 16°56′S 146°00′E
Fitzroy Island, as named by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770; visitors can learn more about Fitzroy Island’s checkered history by visiting our Fitzroy Island history page.
There is plenty of areas to explore as Fitzroy Island is 3.39 km²
Three hundred thirty-nine hectares of Fitzroy Island is National Park which protects the island’s tropical rainforest, stunning granite outcrops, eucalyptus forest and mangroves.
Fitzroy Island has a coastal mountain range with many flora and fauna.
Visitors access Fitzroy Island from Cairns. The boat checks in at the Reef Fleet Terminal for a 45-minute cruise 29 kilometres southeast of Cairns.
All visitors first notice the stunning azure blue waters surrounding Fitzroy Island, which provide an excellent place for a refreshing swim, snorkelling and even scuba diving.
Visitors can also rent a kayak, snorkelling equipment, hike and even take a glass bottom boat tour.
After exploring, Stop by Foxies, the islands bar ideally situated to take in the views.
Fitzroy Island is perfect for enjoying hiking, snorkelling and beach kayaking.
Most of the island is National Park which provides outstanding hiking leading to a summit with breathtaking views 375 metres above sea level.
There are countless islands on the Great Barrier Reef, ranging from exclusive havens to touristy traps. Fitzroy Island is unique – the most accessible access to Cairns’ mainland city and the best equipped for day trips or more extended stays for all kinds of travellers.
There is a reason this is the local’s favourite! Let us help you plan your getaway to Fitzroy Island. Check out the best tours, things to do, Fitzroy Island attractions and sightseeing, what’s on, food and drink delights, and accommodation.
Begin your escape to Fitzroy Island right now. Visit our page on how to get to Fitzroy Island to start your adventure.
Things to do on Fitzroy Island
- Visit the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
- Take a refreshing dip on Nudey Beach
- Hike the 3.6-kilometre walk to the Summit for amazing 360° views.
- Settle back and take in the view as you enjoy a refreshing drink at Foxies
- Scuba dive on the fringing coral reefs
- Snorkel at Welcome or Sharkfin Bay, Nudey Beach or the Playground.
- Hire a sea kayak
- Or relax and enjoy the paradise
Stay at the Fitzroy Island Resort
Experience one night to several nights on beautiful Fitzroy Island
Fitzroy Island Resort accommodates everyone, from honeymooners to families and groups.
Zephyr Restaurant has a prime waterfront position and is open for breakfast and dinner.
Foxy’s bar has the perfect beachfront location with big sports TVs, a pool table and a dance floor.
Foxy’s has a casual café style menu with options to suit the whole family.
Barista coffee is available.
Resort guests can order drinks at the pool bar without leaving the water and enjoy a delicious pizza from 11 am to 3 pm.
Fitzroy Island is a beautiful getaway; you can celebrate any event on Fitzroy Island. For couples looking for a fantastic venue to get married, Fitzroy Island is ideal with accommodation for your guests.