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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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Fitzroy Island Resort


 
 
 
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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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Review date:   May 4, 2018 11:53PM
 
Review:   A beautiful location with gorgeous beaches and lush rainforests. Our ocean view accommodation was lovely and clean. The only negative is the staff who have no idea what great customer service is. If they were trained up properly it would make all the difference.
 
Author:   nicole glennon
 
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Review date:   April 21, 2018 6:15AM
 
Review:   Great resort. Great facilities. Good snorkeling around the rocks but take a day trip to the outer reef if you want to see the reef in all its glory.
 
Author:   Alexvalentine99
 
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Review date:   March 5, 2018 12:58AM
 
Review:   Beautiful island. The rooms no so fresh unless you book the expensive big ones with sea view. The resort wouldn't tell you the small rooms were badly designed and have no air circulation and every and each of them has musty / sewerage smell. Horrible if you have allergies. They moved us twice trying to find less musty room, explaining we should have booked the suite. Yes, the suites have windows on both sides of the building and they have proper circulation, but they cost twice as much per night...
 
Author:   hrabia drakuloa
 
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Review date:   April 11, 2018 9:34AM
 
Review:   Beautiful place and very nice resort. Accommodation is expensive. The rooms are well designed, spacious and some have beautiful views, however need some attention with basic maintenance. Restaurant is good and prices reasonable.
 
Author:   Michael Williams
 
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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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