Fitzroy Island

Located just 45 minutes southeast of Cairns on Australia's Great Barrier Reef is Fitzroy Island. A large tropical continental island surrounded by its own fringing coral reef. Visitors can spend the day exploring the coral reefs and the mountainous terrain on the Island. Whether it’s lazing on one of the many coral beaches, hiking Fitzroy Island is the perfect day adventure for all ages.

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About Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise floating atop the calm warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef Australia. Located only 29 km off the coast of Cairns, this tropical island paradise is easily accessible for short or long stays. Fitzroy Island is a large and unique continental island featuring distinctive granite outcrops, open woodlands, tropical rainforest and mangroves. A golden ribbon of beach encircles this tropical island paradise, complete with fringing coral reef.

There is an abundance of exotic wildlife that call Fitzroy Island home, including vibrant forest birds and seabirds, butterflies, tree snakes, lizards and small marsupials. The surrounding ocean is home to a diverse array of marine life including hard and soft corals, vivid reef fish, sea turtles, dugongs and migrating humpback whales.

There are numerous ways to explore and enjoy the island including a range of bushwalking tracks that meander throughout this tropical island paradise. The walking tracks twist and turn through the dense tropical forest or follow the sun-drenched shores of Fitzroy’s coastline. Kayaking around the island is the perfect way to discover the hidden coves and caves and Little Fitzroy Island – a small island floating just offshore Fitzroy Island.

Fitzroy Island has a vast and rich colonial and indigenous history, the remanents of which can still be appreciated and enjoyed by holiday makers. A lighthouse was built on Fitzroy Island in 1943 after several ships were wrecked off the coast, the ruins of which are nestled in the tropical rainforest. This lighthouse was replaced in 1973, and was fully operational until 1992. The lighthouse and lighthouse keepers’ cottages are available for guests to explore, a rich look in the colonial history of Tropical North Queensland Australia.

Gorgeous tropical beaches and vibrant rainforest are what make Fitzroy Island so alluring, and Fitzroy Island Resort is the ideal base to explore this exotic island paradise. Perfect for family vacations, romantic couples’ getaways or incentive and conference groups, Fitzroy Island Resort is pure holiday magic atop the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef Australia.

Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise floating atop the calm warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef Australia. Located only 29 km off the coast of Cairns, this tropical island paradise is easily accessible for short or long stays. Fitzroy Island is a large and unique continental island featuring distinctive granite outcrops, open woodlands, tropical rainforest and mangroves. A golden ribbon of beach encircles this tropical island paradise, complete with fringing coral reef.

There is an abundance of exotic wildlife that call Fitzroy Island home, including vibrant forest birds and seabirds, butterflies, tree snakes, lizards and small marsupials. The surrounding ocean is home to a diverse array of marine life including hard and soft corals, vivid reef fish, sea turtles, dugongs and migrating humpback whales.

There are numerous ways to explore and enjoy the island including a range of bushwalking tracks that meander throughout this tropical island paradise. The walking tracks twist and turn through the dense tropical forest or follow the sun-drenched shores of Fitzroy’s coastline. Kayaking around the island is the perfect way to discover the hidden coves and caves and Little Fitzroy Island – a small island floating just offshore Fitzroy Island.

Fitzroy Island has a vast and rich colonial and indigenous history, the remanents of which can still be appreciated and enjoyed by holiday makers. A lighthouse was built on Fitzroy Island in 1943 after several ships were wrecked off the coast, the ruins of which are nestled in the tropical rainforest. This lighthouse was replaced in 1973, and was fully operational until 1992. The lighthouse and lighthouse keepers’ cottages are available for guests to explore, a rich look in the colonial history of Tropical North Queensland Australia.

Gorgeous tropical beaches and vibrant rainforest are what make Fitzroy Island so alluring, and Fitzroy Island Resort is the ideal base to explore this exotic island paradise. Perfect for family vacations, romantic couples’ getaways or incentive and conference groups, Fitzroy Island Resort is pure holiday magic atop the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef Australia.

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