About Fitzroy Island Resort

Welcome to Fitzroy Island

Welcome to Fitzroy Island


Welcome to Fitzroy island, we are the official operator of the resort and island facilities, we look forward to welcoming you to our slice of paradise very soon.

Fitzroy Island is an unspoilt tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Fitzroy Island is a National Park, discover spectacular walking trails, abundant marine life, and local wildlife.

Located 45 minutes from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Fitzroy Island is easily reached by regular ferry transfers on the air-conditioned Fitzroy Flyer.

Fitzroy Island is ideal for families, a visit with friends or a romantic gateway. Come for a day or stay overnight at our boutique resort.

Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island Resort is a newly developed, world class resort carefully designed to complement the spectacular natural setting of this Great Barrier Reef island while truly indulging resort guests.

Fitzroy Island Resort exudes luxury and elegance, island-style. It's stylish, modern and sophisticated with all the features you'd expect of a modern resort. Yet at Fitzroy Island Resort, it's a more natural tropical sophistication that suits the island paradise on which it was created.

Surrounded on one side by majestic rainforest and on the other by vast expanses of crystal clear ocean, the location demanded something special. And so the resort has been carved with warm timbers, natural stone, elegant water features and mood lighting combining with simple architectural lines to create a resort that integrates seamlessly within the natural environment.

The result is a magnificent yet serene oasis where day guests and longer stay visitors can relax, unwind and be indulged within the privacy of this amazing Great Barrier Reef island.




Facilities include:

  • Zephyr fine dining restaurant 
  • Bars including swim-up pool bar
  • Resort swimming pool
  • Tour desk with island activities including Great Barrier Reef Cruises
  • Magnificent second floor venue for conferences, weddings & special events
  • Movie cinema
  • Kids games room
  • Foxy's beachside bar featuring live music most weekends
  • Daily activities i.e. fish feeding, bush walking, glass bottom boat tours
  • Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
  • PADI Dive & Adventure Centre
  • General store & gift shop




The resort accommodation was finished in 2010, designed and built to the highest standards.

Guests are advised that check-in time is from 2 pm and check-out is 10 am.
For guests arriving early or departing later, the resort offers bag storage, changing rooms with lockers, showers and pool towels.

Wi-Fi is available for a small fee in the Resort reception. Due to the location of the island, Wi-Fi access can be unpredictable.


Fitzroy Island Resort is pleased to announce our luxurious 4 bedroom Penthouse is back online.

Resort Studio

Great value room for couples or friends, with Queen or Twin Beds

Island Suite

Luxuriously appointed spacious one bedroom suite with separate dining and balcony.

Welcome Bay Suite

Located on the top floor, and boasting ocean views plus a large balcony these Suites are luxurious, spacious and have a separate bedroom.

Two Bedroom Suite

Consists of an Island Suite and a Resort Studio Room adjoining with a shared entrance, kitchenette and balcony.

Beach Cabin

Boasting beautiful views across Welcome Bay, the Beach Cabin offers a queen bedroom and separate twin bedroom. Be quick they book out fast!

Butterfly Bungalows

Set amongst the rainforest and moments from the beach, our Butterfly Bungalows are the perfect secluded island hideaway option for couples, families or groups of friends.

Camping on the Island

Fitzroy Island’s camp ground provides generously spaced camp sites just 20 meters from the coral beach. 250 meters away is Fitzroy Island Resort offering tantalizing refreshments or Foxy’s Bar where you can enjoy live music by local artists most weekends.

The campground includes showers, toilets and BBQ facilities, as well as picnic tables.


Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving on Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island Resort is now offering PADI accredit Scuba Diving! 

Come and dive with green sea turtles and discover the incredible coral reefs and Sealife of Welcome Bay, Fitzroy Island.

The Fitzroy Island Sports Hub is PADI accredited and offers equipment hire for experienced divers and introductory SCUBA Diving in the training pool or from a safe beach access point only 35m from the shop. We will be soon be offering certified ocean dives, night dives, open water courses and a ‘Bubblemakers’ scuba experience for children – stay tuned!

Currently Offering: 

  • Discover Scuba Diving Introduction Courses
  • Refresher Courses for 
  • Equipment Hire for Certified Divers
  • Bubblemakers Course for Kids
  • Ocean Dives for Certified Divers
  • Open Water Courses

Coming soon:

  • Night Diving
  • Rescue Dive Course
  • Advanced Course

Find out more at www.fitzroyisland.com/dive

For enquiries and bookings, please contact the Fitzroy Island Sports Hub at 07 4044 6700 or email us.

News By Fitzroy Island Resort

Midweek Sale extended to August 31st

Fitzroy Island Resort

By Fitzroy Island Resort

01 Aug 2021

FLASH SALE - SAVE 25% on Midweek Stays
Skip the crowds and enjoy a midweek escape to the beautiful Fitzroy Island Resort with this hot offer valid for a limited time.

25% discount valid for midweek travel only (Sunday to Thursday)
Valid for stays to 31st August 2021 on all room types
Bookings must be made online using promo code MIDWEEK25 

From $132 per night – based on a Resort Studio

Book online at https://www.fitzroyisland.com/midweek25/ 

Bluewater Fishing Competition

The Cairns Bluewater Fishing Competition

By Fitzroy Island Resort

16 Sep 2016

The Cairns Bluewater Fishing Competition was a huge success! The tournament attracted anglers from local, national and overseas regions. What a great atmosphere!


Fitzroy Island Resort Reviews


Tony McInnes

This is the best Island on the GBR that caters for all activities; slow or physical paced. Service excellence and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Foxy’s Bar is a must and Nudey Beach deserves its #1 rating! A must visit destination.


Paul Reeves

Thankyou Fitzroy Island Resort Staff and Queensland National Parks for maintaining a excellent world class environment to wind down and relax. The accommodation was comfortable, accessible, clean, with all the comfort features I expected. The coral beaches, the historical lighthouse, and walking tracks were challenging and rewarding. I did venture out after 2am this morning only to chat with the local wildlife at the main entrance: a beautiful tree snake. Harmlessly enjoying the garden. There were heaps of activities to do and the cost of hire wasn't overwhelming.


Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island is located approx. 35 kilometres (18 nautical miles) south east of Cairns. A ferry ride from the Cairns marina takes approximately 45 minutes.

Direct Contact Info

Hours: 7 Days

Welcome Bay
45 minutes from Cairns
The Great Barrier Reef
Queensland 4870

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