Points of Interest

 Alice Springs
 Activity or tour
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Outback Ballooning
 All areas
 Transportation
V Australia
 Arlie Beach
 Accommodation
Coral Sea Resort
Marina Shores Airlie Beach
 Ayers Rock
 Accommodation
Voyages Sails in the Desert
 Dining
Sounds of Silence Dinner
 Brisbane
 Accommodation
Tangalooma Island Resort
 Cairns
 Accommodation
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, ...
 Activity or tour
Big Cat Green Island Great ...
Cairns Heli-Scenic
Cairns Tropical Zoo
Flames of the Forest
Hot Air Ballooning
Pro Dive Cairns
 Daintree
 Accommodation
Bloomfield Lodge
Mungumby Lodge
 Darwin
 Activity or tour
Crocosaurus Cove
 Fitzroy Island
 Accommodation
Fitzroy Island Resort
 Green Island
 Accommodation
Green Island Resort
 Hamilton Island
 Accommodation
Qualia
 Hayman Island
 Accommodation
Hayman
 Heron Island
 Accommodation
Heron Island
 Hobart
 Activity or tour
Freycinet Adventures
 Cruise
Tasman Island Cruises
 Kangaroo Island
 Activity or tour
Sealink
 Lizard Island
 Accommodation
Lizard Island
 Melbourne
 Accommodation
Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne
The Sebel Heritage Yarra Valley
 Dining
Colonial TramCar Restaurant
 Palm Cove
 Accommodation
Kewarra Beach Resort & Spa
Peppers Beach Club & Spa
Alassio on the Beach Palm Cove
 Port Douglas
 Accommodation
Peninsula Boutique Hotel
Thala Beach Lodge
 Sydney
 Accommodation
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
 Activity or tour
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Harbour Jet
Oz Jet Boating
Sydney Bridgeclimb
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Skydive
Taronga Zoo
The Royal Botanic Garden & Domain ...
Wild Escapes
 Wilson Island
 Accommodation
Wilson Island, Great Barrier Reef




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Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island Resort


 
 
 
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Fitzroy Island Resort - Fitzroy Island Resort. Copyright Gamble Group Pty Ltd.

Fitzroy Island is a large tropical island offering, in separate locations, distinctly different types of accommodation, ranging from affordable 4 star Resort facilities, to a Camping Ground, and to Day Visitor facilities (including Foxy's Bar and Café and a Retail Shop).

The facilities of the resort include a restaurant, a swimming pool and spa, a swim-up pool bar, conference rooms, function rooms, a cinema, kids' games room and kids' play room.

Aqajets at the Fitzroy Island Resort


 
 
 
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Fantastic, futuristic under water tow jets. They have to be experienced to be believed. The AqaJets allow snorkelling even if you are not a strong swimmer. They're really great fun too!! Talk to our staff and ask about the AqaJet. Let's help you discover how beautiful it is under the ocean and the great fun too.


Overview



Fitzroy Island is a 45 minute ferry ride (about 30kms) from Cairns in Queensland, and is surrounded by a reef system that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, making it the perfect accessible base for snorkelling, diving and exploring the reef.

Idyllic white sandy beaches lead into the safe, sheltered waters, which are also ideal for swimming and water sports as well as yachting and boating.

Fitzroy enjoys a typical North Queensland tropical climate but with the added advantage of the cooling effects of the prevailing SE ocean breezes for the majority of the year. Temperatures range from 24 - 31 C (75 - 88 F) in summer and 19 - 25 C (66 - 77 F) in winter.

97 percent of the four square kilometre continental island is National Park, covered in tropical rainforest and freely accessible to Resort Guests and the public via an established network of walking tracks. The gentle, hilly terrain inland makes for great walking throughout the whole island, including to the two main beaches, the highest vantage point on the island and the historic lighthouse at the Eastern end.

Fitzroy Island has long been close to the heart of the Cairns and surrounding local community. This is hardly surprising given the close proximity of this pristine paradise and the safe, sheltered waters. The island has always been freely accessible to the public, with a number of ferry services travelling back and forth daily and local boaties and yachties making good use of the secure public moorings in private vessels. The island is less than an hour from the Cairns domestic and international airports.

Fitzroy Island is a large tropical island, with a rainforest covering and its own fringe coral reef system. It offers, in separate locations, accommodation ranging from affordable four star Resort, to Divers, to Backpackers, to Day Trippers, and Camping. The Dive & Activities Centre, the Pacific Islands Store (shop) and Foxy's Bar & Café are open to all-comers, and the island offers a unique combination of readily accessible rainforest and coral reef. Oh and the beaches are to die for.

The island has a very colourful and interesting History, starting with its original separation from the mainland (about 8000 years ago), at the end of the last Ice Age, and from then on with its continuing Aboriginal cultural links, mainly for visiting hunting trips and recreation. There were also links with England's Captain Cook and (much later) use of the island for a considerable time as a significant Chinese Quarantine Station (for the Queensland goldfields). Subsequently it was used as a Mission School and then, during World War Two, as a Coast Watch Station. The island has also been important as a significant Lighthouse Base, with the last permanent lighthouse structures on the main island still being an important community attraction. Since its closure the marine community has been serviced with an automatic lighthouse based on the adjacent Little Fitzroy Island. There has been both a Giant Clam farm at Welcome Bay and now a Tourist Resort and Day Visitor Centre.

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