About Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island Resort is located on a tropical island within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, just 45 minutes by boat from Cairns. The island is a listed National Park and has only one resort.  Fitzroy Island Resort offers affordable 4 Star accommodation in a range of luxurious Hotel Rooms and Suites.

The island is a tropical paradise where guests will have the opportunity to snorkel, dive, sea kayak and discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore rainforest walking trails or escape and unwind on a deserted beach. Fitzroy Island is ideal for families or a romantic escape.

Resort Features

  • Resort Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Swim-up Pool Bar
  • Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Foxy’s Bar – beachside beer garden
  • Pool tables
  • Guest Lounge
  • Souvenir and snack shop
  • Function, Wedding and Conference Venues
  • Guest Laundry
  • Dive and Adventure Centre
  • BBQ areas
  • Indoor Cinema
  • Video & Games Room
  • Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

Resort Studio Room

Fitzroy Island Resort Studio Room

Great value room for couples. These Resort Studio Rooms are 32 sqm in size and have 1 Queen bed with limited views of the rainforest. Air-conditioned rooms with ceiling fan, plasma TV, en-suite marble tiled bathroom with shower, tea and coffee facilities, small desk and mini bar fridge. Use of shared guest laundry and lifts to all floors.

Resort Studio Features

  • Air-conditioning & Ceiling fans
  • Queen or 2x single beds (sleeps up to 2 guests & an infant (cot must be booked for infant to be in room))
  • TV
  • Mini bar Fridge
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower, hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Daily Service
  • Linen and towels provided

Please note: Resort Rooms do not have a balcony or ocean views

Island Suite

Fitzroy Island Resort Island Suite

Located on the ground floor and level 2, our Island Suites are a spacious one-bedroom suite, 71sqm in size.
Each Island Suite includes a generous balcony & kitchenette with microwave, toaster and full size fridge as well as tea and coffee facilities. 

Island Suite Features

  • Air-conditioning & Ceiling fans
  • TV
  • Mini bar Fridge
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower, hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Daily Service
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Kitchen – microwave, oven & stove, full fridge and toaster
  • Lounge and dining area
  • Queen bed and sleeps up to 4 guests (with extra 2 persons sleeping on a sofa bed)
  • Spacious Balcony with outdoor seating
  • Disabled access room on request

Beach Cabin

Fitzroy Island Resort Beach Cabin

The Beachfront Cabins are ideal for families.  Located with direct beach access these cabins are ideal for families.  They have a Queen bedroom directly off the entry balcony and a separate small bedroom with 2x single beds at the rear of the cabin.  

Beach Cabin Features

  • On the Beach location
  • Two bedrooms
  • Generous balcony with beautiful views
  • Walk directly to beach from cabin
  • Air-conditioning & Ceiling fans
  • Queen and 2x single beds (sleeps 4 guests)
  • Television
  • Bar Fridge
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Daily Service
  • Linen and towels provided

 

Welcome Bay Suite

Fitzroy Island Resort Welcome Bay Suite

Located on the top floor, these luxuriously appointed one-bedroom suites include a generous balcony with views across Welcome Bay, a fully equipped kitchen with large fridge freezer, hotplates and oven, dishwasher, tea and coffee facilities, queen size bed, TV, lounge and dining area, ensuite black marble tiled bathroom. Sleeps up to four guests (extra 2 persons can sleep on a sofa bed).

Welcome Bay Suite Features

  • Air-conditioning & Ceiling fans
  • TV
  • Mini bar Fridge
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower, hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Daily Service
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Kitchen – microwave, oven & stove, full fridge and toaster
  • Lounge and dining area
  • Queen bed and sleeps up to 4 guests (with extra 2 persons sleeping on a sofa bed)
  • Spacious Balcony with outdoor seating
  • Disabled access room on request

 

Things to do on fitzroy

Things to do on fitzroy Island

The natural beauty of Fitzroy Island is breath taking.  Hearing the coral chime with the flow of the waves and having direct access to snorkelling from the shoreline is wonderful. There is not jet ski hire at Fitzroy Island creating a very peaceful environment. 

The resort itself has a fabulous pool, swim up pool bar, cinema and small supermarket that stocks the basics.
Please note that if you do intend on self-catering, it may be an idea to bring some food with you from the mainland.

The island is surrounded in beautiful fringing reefs which are teeming with marine life. The best snorkelling is off the rocks between Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach. Expect to see Turtles, tropical fish and many colourful corals.

Internet is available in public areas and the main building at a small cost.  Mobile phone service is available on the Island is variable and not in all locations.  

Free Activities

Rainforest walking trails -Fitzroy Island is covered with magnificent rainforest and features many walking tracks ranging from a short stroll to Nudey Beach through to a more challenging hike to the Summit. Secret Garden 1km, Lighthouse 3.6km, Summit 2.6km return, Nudey Beach Track 1.2km.

In-house Cinema - Operates daily -­1pm, 4pm, 7.30pm., the cinema screens some of your favourite movies throughout the day and evening.

Fish Feeding - Enjoy this unique experience as we feed the fish from the jetty and shore as they swim amongst your legs. Feeding times are twice daily, at the end of the Fitzroy Island Jetty -­11:30am & 4.00pm

Whale watching July to September -­ recommended viewing from the Lighthouse.

Video Games Room - Just in case the kids have had enough of swimming and exploring the island, the games room has a selection of Puzzle Boards, Board Games, Books, old and new favourites for both little and big! 

Fitzroy Island Ferry Options

Fitzroy Island Ferry Options

Fitzroy island is located 29 kilometres south-east of Cairns and is only 45 minutes by ferry. All of our day trips depart from the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns City.

Fitzroy Flyer
The Flyer is a large & modern catamaran which departs Cairns 3 times daily. When booking the flyer you can add extras such as snorkeling equipment and glass bottom boat tours.

Check-in on the vessel. Proceed directly down Marlin Wharf (A Finger Wharf) from the Reef Fleet Terminal and turn left at the end. The Flyer Departs half way down on your right, Berth 20.   

  • Departs Cairns at 8am, 11am, 1:30pm
  • Departs Fitzroy at 9:30am, 12:15pm, 5pm

The Fitzroy Flyer is ideal for resort guests who need to book the ferry one way or return with different departure dates. 

Fitzroy Island Adventures
Fitzroy Island Adventures offers a smaller catamaran and departs Cairns at 9am daily. Passengers on Fitzroy Island adventures have unlimited use of the Ocean trampoline.

  • Departs Cairns at 9am
  • Departs Fitzroy at 4pm 

Sunlover Reef Cruises Ferry
Sunlover Reef Cruises is a large catamaran that stops at Fitzroy Island on the way to and from the outer Reef. Sunlover only offers one departure and return option. You don't have the option of including snorkeling gear or Glass Bottom Boat tours with Sunlover but these are available on the island.

  • Departs Cairns at 9.30am
  • Departs Fitzroy at 4.20pm 

Check In/Out:
Check-in: 02:00pm. Pool towels and changing facilities are made available for early ferry arrivals.
Check-out: 10:00am. Bag storage and change facilities are available for guests departing on the last ferry.


Fitzroy Island Resort Reviews

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Natalie Smith

Wonderful room at Fitzroy Island Resort - lovely views of Welcome Bay. Lots of activities to choose from on the Island - You really need more than one night on Fitzroy Island!

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Graham Lane

beautiful island, highly recommend a stay at Fitzroy for all.

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Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island Resort is located on a tropical island within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, just 45 minutes by boat from Cairns.


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