"Seamandrew's Fitzroy Island Page" Fitzroy Island by seamandrew

Fitzroy Island Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 71 photos

Fitzroy Island is a rainforested national park just 45 minutes from Cairns (by boat), It offers visitors good diving, sunny beaches, rainforest treks, a decent diversity of wildlife to observe, and even a nude beach. On Fitzroy Island, you find what is probably the most affordable island resort on the Great Barrier Reef. Upon approach to the island, you can walk up to the pool area where there a couple of shops for your basic beach necessities, food, and also to arrange your diving or other beach/ocean related activites. Several islands dot the Great Barrier Reef, and only a select few have regular visitors to them.

Fitzroy Island, a continental island not reef island, has as much to offer as many of the other islands, but it is big enough that you can find the peace, tranquility, and seclusion some of us search for on our vacations. If ever in the area, it's an Island worth the Day Trip there or even a night or two on the island itself.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Cheaper and closer than most of the other islands on the GBR.
  • Cons:Beaches are coral not sand
  • In a nutshell:Fitzroy makes for an excellent day trip or two day trip from Cairns.
  • Last visit to Fitzroy Island: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 18, 2004
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2005 at 11:25 AM

    Drew, fabulous page with brilliant photos of very blue water. Well done! :o)

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2005 at 2:49 PM

    Awesome pictures, lovely area, pure beauty... I do hope to get there someday :-).

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2005 at 5:46 AM

    Andrew, a very well-done and inviting page! Wonderful photos and great tips to boot! This certainly looks like an island I could spend a few days on!

  • Gentleman75's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2005 at 11:57 PM

    Very nice page! Unfortunately I missed Cairns and its region, because it was so far from Brisbane.

  • Sep 26, 2004 at 2:12 AM

    excellent page !

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2004 at 3:38 PM

    what a lovely scenery & excellent pics ! ...one day I hope to go there myself !

  • shivan's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2004 at 12:49 AM

    no picture of the nude beach??? I thought you were more brave!

  • dannebro's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2004 at 2:50 PM

    very nice !

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2004 at 9:14 AM

    Nice job! I think I'll skip the naked beach. With my luck, the day I get there would be "Ugly Folks' Day".

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