Fitzroy Island Resort Rating: 4.5

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Fitzroy Island is located just 30 kilometres from the mainland of Cairns in North Queensland. Fringed by the Great Barrier Reef, this island is a rare and unspoilt gem that is 339 hectares in size, and covered in lush rainforest that descends dramatically into crystal clear water.

Flanked by majestic rainforest and opening onto a vast expanse of crystal clear ocean, Fitzroy Island Resort appears to hide within its surrounding natural environment of reef and rainforest. Offering guests a choice of accommodation styles, this is the perfect place to relax, unwind and be indulged.

The resort facilities include a contemporary restaurant, large swimming pool with swim up bar, games room, indoor movie theatre, watersports activity hire, dive shop and general store.

Try the Secret Garden Walk for a short walk amongst the rainforest or the Lighthouse & Summit Trail for a steep walk to the lighthouse for expansive views out to Little Fitzroy Island and the ocean beyond. Fitzroy Island is almost completely surrounded by coral reef, making it an excellent place for snorkelling. The most popular spot is Nudey Beach, which is only about one kilometre from the resort.

Fitzroy Island Resort is the ideal place to base yourself for a truly memorable Great Barrier Reef holiday.


Fitzroy Island Resort offers a range of accommodation including Ocean Suites, Resort Studios, and 2 Bedroom Ocean Suites.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Plasma TV
  • Bar Fridge
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Desk
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Telephone

Resort Studio: Luxury appointed air-conditioned room with ensuite bathroom. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 2 Adults & Children.

Ocean Suite: These luxury one-bedroom suites offer a full range of amenities including a kitchenette complete with full size fridge, microwave and toaster. All rooms also enjoy a spacious lounge and dining area, ensuite bathroom and large balconies facing the beach. Most Suites have partial views of the Ocean which can be requested and are subject to availability. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + Sofa Bed. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Welcome Bay Suite: These suites are located on level 3 of the resort offering stunning ocean vistas. Features a kitchenette complete with full size fridge, microwave and toaster along with a spacious living area. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + Sofa Bed. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Beach Cabin: Located on the beachfront these 2 bedroom cabins enjoy ocean views from the balcony. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

2 Bedroom Ocean Suite: Consists of Ocean Suite and Resort Studio room with common entry door. These luxuriously appointed suites include generous balcony, kitchenette with microwave, toaster and full size fridge and ensuite bathroom. This room type is not suitable for small children in the connecting room. Bedding is 2 Queen Beds + Sofa Bed OR 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds + 1 Sofa Bed. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults & Children.


Zephyr Restaurant: overlooks Welcome Bay and the Coral Sea, offering casual, barefoot island fare. Open daily for breakfast and dinner, the menus feature fresh tropical Australian produce.

Foxy's Bar and Cafe: A large Pacific Islands bar situated right on the beach front about 100 metres from the resort buildings, south of the main creek (on the way to Nudey Beach). Foxy's has an excellent casual cafe style food menu and it also has one of the best sound systems in Cairns. Open daily for lunch.


  • Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Swim Up Bar
  • Pool Bar & Cafe
  • Disabled Access Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Tour Desk
  • General Store
  • In house Cinema
  • Video & Games Room
  • Dive Shop
  • Day visitors centre
  • Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
  • Conference Facilities


The following activities are free of charge:

  • Rainforest Walking Trails
  • In House Cinema
  • Video & Games Room
  • Swimming

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling (gear hire)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Glass bottom boat tours

Turtle Rehabilitation Centre Tour: The Fitzroy Island campus of Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre offers daily tours to learn about the history of the organisation and the journey to recovery that injured and sick turtles undergo at the centre before they are released back into the ocean. A small donation is required of visitors.


There is a Dive Shop on Fitzroy island that offers everything that you need to explore the amazing coral reef that surrounds the Island.Introductory to Scuba Diving plus for those who are certified there are plenty of areas to explore right off the waters edge.

TopGetting There

Access to Fitzroy Island is by boat and takes about 45 minutes from Cairns.

TopAdditional Information

Children: 2+ years are charged the adult rate
Check In: 2.00 pm
Check Out: 10.00 am
Serviced: Daily
Reception: 24 Hours
Address: Fitzroy Island, North Queensland

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