Saturday, October 21, 2017


About Fitzroy Island

Tucked away off the Jurassic park-esque coast south of Cairns is the unpretentious but special Fitzroy Island. Both the island and its surrounding waters are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The island is predominately National Park with rainforest all the way down to the white coral beach. The fringing coral reef means so you can step into the water and snorkel straight off the coral beach.

Fitzroy Island Resort is the only accommodation on the Island and offer a range of options from bungalows to beach view suites. They also manage the small campground on behalf of the council which is a budget way to experience and island holiday. 

A four star resort, not an uber luxury retreat, Fitzroy Island Resorts is an affordable island alternative for people who love the outdoors.  

Getting There

The ferry to Fitzroy Island is $78 return or you can also book transfers through Raging Thunder or Sunlover Reef Cruises. If you are staying at the resort Sunlover is a good option for a combined transfer and reef trip the day of arrival or departure for your stay (as they go via Fitzroy Island from Cairns in each direction). Then just book a direct one way transfer with the resort for your other trip.

Thinking about making a last minute booking? Check the Fitzroy Island website as they often have cheap last minute standby rates that include the ferry transfers for free! 

Fitzroy Island Blog Posts

8 Hours on Fitzroy Island | Cairns

A Fitzroy Island day trip from Cairns 07.30am - Double Shot coffee time on the way to the Boat! It's worth getting out of bed early to have a full 8 hours on Fitzroy Island so...
The view from Foxys Bar on Fiztroy island by

Is Fitzroy Island Queenslands most relaxed island resort?

I'm on the top deck when the boat starts to roll over larger than expected waves, the Queensland coast becomes shrouded in mist and finally the low clouds above us dump fat rain drops...