Fitzroy Island

Whether you experience it from the heights of a helicopter or the depths of the ocean, this lush island is a must-see.

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Fitzroy Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Return Catamaran Transfer

1. From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Return Catamaran Transfer

Depart from Cairns Marina and visit Fitzroy Island, a national park covered in lush tropical rainforest and boasting granite outcrops, open woodlands, mangroves, coral beaches. Walk to the lighthouse, dine at the restaurant, or relax at the famous Nudey Beach, voted the best beach in Australia. With up to 6 hours of free time, you will be able to explore the island through self-guided rainforest walks. Soak in the magic of the Great Barrier Reef by snorkeling, diving, and kayaking. At Fitzroy Island, you can snorkel the fringing reef only meters from the beach. You also have the option to bring a picnic lunch or purchase a casual lunch from the Fitzroy Island cafe. Extra activities include Foxy's Bar & Café, Pacific Island Store, snorkel hire, dive, and activities center - all available on the island at an extra cost.

From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

2. From Cairns: Fitzroy Island Full-Day Adventure Tour

Fitzroy Island was once part of mainland Australia, before being separated by rising waters. Over time a fringing coral reef surrounded the island, providing a sheltered home to a variety of fish and coral species. Explore this marine wonderland on a day tour from Cairns, crossing by ferry to enjoy wilderness hiking trails and snorkeling adventures. Choose from a range of packages, including transfers for you to explore on your own, or a package including snorkel or glass-bottom boat activities. Explore the Island's 339 hectares of lush rainforest that covers 94 percent of the island and is protected and managed as a National Park. Walking trails are suitable for all levels of fitness, allowing you to explore areas of the island at your leisure. The fast catamaran departs from the Marlin Marina, with check-in directly on the vessel. Cruise south along the calm waters of the coastline to reach Fitzroy Island in just 45 minutes, giving you up to 7 hours to explore the tropical island.

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What people are saying about Fitzroy Island

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 357 reviews

Sun lovers boat was really good Staff excellent The activities were explained on the trip for people going to the reef From a previous experience we did not get this but has been added to teach how to snorkel which I would have loved to have done but I was just going to fitzroy island for a visit New things had been added to do on the reef so if doing the reef tour this would all be excellent I went in June last year and the day was perfect to the reef Early May we had rain and very overcast

Had a hassle fee trip on sun lovers boat , great staff. Spent most of the day in the water. Had great lunch at bar , again staff were excellent. Wish we had more time to go back again.

Short trip to island but heaps of coloured fish, coral and found some turtles to swim with.. Certainly go back again..maybe stay on island

We took the ferry to Fitzroy & did the glass bottom boat ride which was a great way to learn about the reef before going snorkelling.

The island was peaceful with many activities to choose from. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable.