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Fitzroy Island is located near Cairns in Tropical North Queensland and is popular for daytrips due to its proximity to the coast. Fitzroy is a national park island with a small portion occupied by Fitzroy Island Resort.

Fitzroy has a steep mountain and two main walking trails that lead to beautiful lookouts. Sheoak, Indian Beech, Native Nutmeg, Tamarinds and Turpentine as well as native orchids are just a few examples of the exotic flora you'll find on bushwalks through the island.

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Try the Secret Garden Walk for a short walk amongst the rainforest, or the Lighthouse & Summit Trail for a steep walk to the lighthouse for expansive views out to Little Fitzroy Island.

Fitzroy is almost completely surrounded by coral reef, making it an excellent place for snorkelling. The most popular spot is Nudey Beach, which is only about one kilometre from the resort.

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Fitzroy Island is one of the most unspoilt islands on the Great Barrier reef. Surrounded by reef and rainforest, it has changed little since it's discovery in 1770. The island gives you the opportunity to view tropical fish, colourful coral and tropical birdlife as well as partaking in various activities such as bush walking, snorkelling, sea kayaking, outrigger canoeing, fishing, diving and much more. A 45 minute trip on the Fitzroy Flyer catamaran from Cairns will transport you to the island. Accommodation ranges from multi-share bunkhouse style to beach cabins with private balconies encompassing stunning views of the reef. There is a resort complex on the island and evening entertainment is available every Friday and Saturday night. Ferry departs Cairns at 7pm and returns from Fitzroy at midnight.

How To Get There:
The Fitzroy Flyer catamaran departs from Cairns and takes just 45 minutes to travel to beautiful Fitzroy Island.

Schedules may be affected by weather conditions. Transfers must be confirmed 24 hours prior to departure.

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