Fitzroy Island Cairns

Fitzroy Island Cairns sits just offshore from the North Queensland coast of Cairns.  Visitors can travel on one of several boats that depart daily from Cairns.

White coral beaches include the famous Nudey Beach and Welcome Bay, both edging on the Coral Sea.

Dominating this Island is the Fitzroy Island National Park.  Complete with several fantastic hikes.  Don’t miss the views from the top of the Summit lookout.  Along the trail, there are Native Nutmeg trees and native orchids.

Visitors can choose from half-day, full-day and extended stays to make the most of this beautiful Island.

Accommodation on the Island is a resort or camping.

At the Fitzroy Island Resort

There are 99 rooms, one resort, a resort pool and Zephyr Restaurant for guests to enjoy.

Kids will love the kid’s playroom and the beach activities.

Accommodation types

  • Penthouse
  • Resort Studio
  • Island Suite
  • Welcome Bay Suite
  • Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Beach Cabin
  • Butterfly Bungalows

Beach Activities

Explore the fringing reefs around Fitzroy Island with a snorkel and a mask.  While you are snorkelling, keep an eye out for turtles and clownfish.  Next, hire a paddle board or explore underwater with a scuba dive.   Then stay dry on a glass-bottom boat tour and then visit the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre to see the excellent work.

Special Events on Fitzroy Island

Host a special event on Fitzroy Island.  This backdrop of sparkling azure waters makes for a stunning venue for weddings.

Fitzroy Island Hike

Get ready for a fun family outing or an adventurous hike at Fitzroy Island National Park by checking out the top routes.  There are four fantastic routes available for all levels of hikers.

We recommend a good level of fitness, plenty of water and your camera for all of these walks.

  1. Lighthouse walk,  Visitors, are best to allow 2 hours of walking time for this 3.6-kilometre return walk.  This walk begins with a very steep ascent towards the lighthouse.  This trail offers spectacular views over the Coral Sea.
  2. Secret Garden Walk Visitors are best to allow 25  minutes for this 700-metre return walk.   This short walk will view platforms overlooking a seasonal creek through the remote rainforests and past large granite boulders.
  3. Summit Track – Visitors are best to allow 2 hours for this 3.6-kilometre return walk.  First, follow the lighthouse walk for 1.2 kilometres, then take a right-hand turn at the Summit track sign.  The track climbs for 500 metres through the woodland to the Summit.  From the Summit, the views are spectacular, so make sure you bring your camera.
  4. Nudey Beach Vistors can allow 34 minutes of walking time to complete the 1.3-kilometre walk to the stunning Nudey Beach.  This track starts near the camping area and is steep and rough, with lots of steps.


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