Fitzroy Island Location & Map

Just 45 minutes from Cairns, Fitzroy Island sits on the fringe of the Great Barrier Reef, backing on to the Coral Sea. This tropical paradise is readily accessible from Cairns and makes for a perfect day trip or longer visit. However you wish to explore the idyllic island, you'll be sure to return with positive memories.

The Fitzroy Island ferry departs Cairns several times a day for easy scheduling. Guests are also welcome to take their own yacht or boat across to the island. With the freedom to stick to your own timetable, the trip is just 15 nautical miles from Cairns via calm, picturesque coastline. The island accommodates private vessels with sheltered moorings located at Latitude 16 deg 93.0S, Longitude 145 deg 98.6E.

Fitzroy Island Location Map

On Fitzroy Island, travellers have an abundance of activities at their fingertips. Whether they're interested in the Nudey Beach track that explores the islands southern tip, or are keen to reach the Lighthouse at the northern end - there's really something for everyone.

Swim in the crystal waters at Welcome Bay (adjacent to the public jetty) and check out Bird Rock at the northern end of the beach. Try the beautiful food at the island restaurant or pack a picnic and settle in for a lazy island lunch. The sprawling Fitzroy Island National Park offers remarkable opportunities for discovery with four main walks leading travellers around the island and to the best panoramic vistas. Whether you're seeking a steep challenge or are happy to meander through verdant forest, the islands diverse tracks really offer some spectacular terrain.

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