"Fitzroy Island" Fitzroy Island by Marpessa

Fitzroy Island Travel Guide: 34 reviews and 71 photos

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If you ever need to escape from everything and everyone, then Fitzroy Island is for you! (But not your phone, as there isn't any reception out there).

Fitzroy Island is situated on the Great Barrier Reef, and is the third most nothern island on the reef... it is surrounded by, blue, green and aqua waters. It is reached by a 45 minute ferry from Cairns.

Fitzroy Island has only one accomodation: Fitzroy Island Resort. That is because the rest of the island is a National Park. Now, this resort is classified for people on a budget, that is because there is hostel-like dorms, with about 10 rooms to a dorm, 2 bunk beds in each room. There are also bunkhouses, with beach front views. (Although that doesn't really matter as all accomodation is within 10m of the beach).

However, dining on the island is a little more expensive, put aside at least $10 for breakfast and $10 for dinner. There are no ATMs on the island, and limited EFTPOS transactions - so make sure you bring plenty of money with you.

When going kayaking you are given a chance to snorkel - which I definitely recommend!!

The only way to get to Fitzroy Island is by ferry. This is the way on and off the island (unless you try to kayak back to the mainland!).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:relax however you want
  • Cons:after a while - the smell of mangroves
  • Last visit to Fitzroy Island: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 30, 2005
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  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2008 at 2:56 PM

    This place looks great!!

  • Hermanater's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2007 at 7:13 AM

    Happy Birthday...you have a very cute nephew and niece...

  • Mar 10, 2007 at 9:15 PM

    I actually visited the island back in 2000. Enjoyed every minute of my time there. Thanks for bringing me back.

  • Henrik_rrb's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2006 at 3:27 AM

    Hey!? Why haven't you told me about this place!? And why are there no photos from the nudie beach!? ;D /Henrik

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2006 at 8:47 AM

    Fitzroy island is a lovely place, wish I have visited this place when i was in cairns years ago :)

  • joncampbell's Profile Photo
    Aug 13, 2006 at 3:28 PM

    Hey there. Really enjoyed looking over your pages. You have loads of good stuff in there. Should put more effort in myself!

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2006 at 8:19 AM

    LOL! you make the 'kayak people' sound sinister!;) Great pages Cassie! Blu

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2006 at 2:51 AM

    Lovely island; I have been to Heron

  • gregoryr1m's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2005 at 3:40 PM

    Great page of an island that I never knew existed.

  • Freebeacher's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2005 at 12:11 AM

    I was there once years ago and hope to make it his time. Beautiful island-worth the trip. DON'T go to Green Island, this is better.

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