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Fitzroy Island Resort

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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.



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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.

Google Reviews



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Review date:   February 18, 2018 9:14PM
 
Review:   Beautiful views. Resort was well maintained. But the service was terrible and definitely runs on island time. We asked what time the pool bar opened as we saw 10 am online. We were told maybe in one hour depending on resort numbers, making it 11:30. At that time we asked again at reception and were told sometime after 12:30.
 
Author:   Jade Hicking
 
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Review date:   January 20, 2018 11:32PM
 
Review:   Truly magical place to visit. Accommodation is good quality and very clean. General areas need maintenance attention particularly the gardens, pathways and bars. Pool needs work too....it appears grotty. Best thing is the wonderful snorkeling opportunity, we saw sea turtles every day!
 
Author:   anthon y cullen
 
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Review date:   January 15, 2018 12:28PM
 
Review:   Overall a terrific experience. Our ocean view room was incredible with sunset views from the bed. But the food at foxy's bar was very mixed in terms of quality. But the biggest issue was that the vast majority of the staff seemed miserable and like they really didn't want to be there let alone offer good service. If I could give 3.5 stars I would.
 
Author:   Scott Roemermann
 
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Review date:   February 13, 2018 10:00AM
 
Review:   A tiny bit rough around the edges, but almost exactly what was expecting. A great resort for the adventurous and laid back.
 
Author:   Jared Clark
 
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Review date:   January 6, 2018 10:01AM
 
Review:   Studio rooms have no view. The restaurant is super expensive for mediocre food. Some staff were friendly. The TV in the rooms have nothing entertaining. The only thing we liked is the sea which was easily accessible. A day trip to fitzroy island is sufficient to snorkel and enjoy the beauty of the reef.
 
Author:   Suganthi T
 
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