Green Island
Queensland
Islands
.

Fitzroy Island, Qld

Fitzroy Island is a large continental island. The vast majority of the island is a National Park. Located 25 km south east of Cairns. A large island (339 hectares) or 4 sq klm. Located 26 klm south East of Cairns. Only 6klms from the mainland.
Lighthouse on fitzroy island
Rugged landscape of Fitzroy island

Activities

Excellent bushwalking particularly to the lighthouse, swimming and snorkelling. There are four main walking trails on the island.

(a) the secret garden - a pleasant 45 minute walk (return) through rainforest

(b) Nudey Beach - a pleasant and easy walk to a quiet and peaceful beach through rainforest and coastal bush - 1.2 km - 45 minutes return

(c) Lighthouse road - a steep road (it is concreted all the way) up to the island's modern lighthouse (built 1970). It is 3.6 km return (2 hours) The views are spectacular and worth the hard effort

(d) Summit trail - just below the lighthouse is the 1.5 km return walk to the summit. It offers even more spectacular views but is also very steep. Really for fit bushwalkers rather than day trippers.

Transport

Great Adventures - ferry service - 4051 0455. ferry leaves Cairns 3 times daily.

Dining Out

A range of eating is available from the Fitzroy Island Kiosk (sandwiches, burgers, ice creams) to the Flare Grill (meats and seafoods grilled) and the Rainforest Restaurant which is open for breakfast and dinner.

Further Information

Fitzroy Island Resort;P.O. Box 2120;Cairns Fitzroy Island;(07) 4051 9588 or 1800 079 080

Great barrier reef.com