Idyllic Fitzroy Island - a jewel of the Great Barrier Reef


Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Located only 29 km off the coast of Cairns, the Island is a listed National Park that has long been enjoyed by the Cairns locals along with visitors from all over the world.

Just 45 minutes by boat, Fitzroy Island Resort is an affordable 4.5 star resort that offers a range of exquisite accommodation (99 rooms) including Ocean Suites (with kitchenette), Resort Studios and Beach Cabins. Each style of holiday accommodation features air conditioning and ceiling fans, bathroom with shower facilities, direct dial telephones, tea and coffee making facilities and servicing daily. All island accommodation boasts designer-made leather furnishings, décor that features rich colours, gold embossed drapes and natural tiles and timbers. All guest suites and cabins at Fitzroy Island Resort are designed for comfort and functionality while not compromising on chic style and sophistication.

The resort facilities include a contemporary restaurant, large pool with swim up bar, games room, indoor movie theatre, resort general store, Foxy’s Bar and dive shop. Only 100 metres from the resort is Foxy’s Bar, the island’s own beer garden, the perfect place to unwind with a cool drink, play pool and overlook “Welcome Bay”. Foxy’s Bar is a great place to unwind and enjoy a cold drink with live entertainment every Saturday afternoon. Foxy’s bar and the pool bar operate daily. Zephyr’s Restaurant offers exquisite Australian cuisine, created with care by world class chefs using only the freshest and finest seasonal produce. Zephyr’s is ocean facing, boasting a romantic outdoor area overlooking the calm waters of Welcome Bay. Breakfast is served daily from 7am to 10:30am. Dinner is served from 6pm (opened seasonally).

Discover the Fitzroy Island ‘Dive and Adventure Centre’ and enjoy the abundance of activities available including kayaking, snorkelling, paddle boarding and scuba diving. Other activities available on the island include glass bottom boat tours, the water trampoline, turtle tours, bush tucker tours and exploring the islands walking trails. The walking trails range from an easy walk through the secret garden rainforest or a challenging hike up to the summit – great for taking photos of the magnificent view! Enjoy our complimentary fish feeding twice daily on the Fitzroy Island jetty and the complimentary daily movie screenings in our movie theatre.

Fitzroy Island is home to the ‘Save our Sea Turtles’ Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. The Centre is a non-for profit organisation that care’s for sick turtles until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild. Turtle Rehabilitation Tour’s are limited and bookings are essential! Pre-booking is available through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The tour cost is a small donation per person which goes to the Save our Sea Turtles organisation.

Fitzroy Island Resort offers guests the opportunity to intimately discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. The turquoise ocean waters offer a tantalizing invitation to explore their mysterious depths which are alive with vibrant corals and marine life. The emeralds of the ancient tropical rainforest are remarkable, home to a great population of forest birds, butterflies and the white sulphur-crested cockatoos.

Fitzroy Island will create memories to last a lifetime. Pure tropical island magic…

Ferry access is provided by the Fitzroy Island Fast Cat departing Cairns daily at 8am, 11am and 1:30pm and returning to Cairns from Fitzroy daily at 9:30am, 12.15pm and 5pm. Ensure that you check-in 30 minutes before departure time. Times are subject to change.

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