Fitzroy Island Wildlife & Walks

Fitzroy Island Nature

Fitzroy Island offers visitors an amazing array of National Park walking trails through pristine rainforest. The island offers travellers four main walks, initially created for the military base that was stationed here throughout World War II.

These four breathtaking walks offer something for every kind of fitness level, varying from 45 minutes to 3 hours. The walks are as follows:

Nudey Beach Track (1.2km return - 45 minutes)

This is a nice and gentle walk for visitors of all fitness levels. Leading walkers from the jetty's western point, the trail wanders through untouched rainforest and coastal woodland before reaching the dazzling White Coral Beach. Reward yourself with a cooling dip at the end, where great snorkelling is also possible.

Lighthouse Road (3.6km return - 2 hours)

The Lighthouse Road is a paved road winding from the northern end of Welcome Bay, up through thick rainforest. Opening up at the lighthouse, the road offers gorgeous views from the top with short glimpses of the northern island from periodic lookouts. Keep in mind that this trail is exceptionally steep.

Summit Track (2.6km return - 3 hours)

Suggested for fit walkers, the Summit Walk starts at the jetty, climbing up from the boulder lookout trail and into sparse woodland. This walk is quite steep, ascending to the islands summit (269m above water) where walkers are rewarded with a spectacular vista of the Coral Sea, surrounding mountains and the lush island.

Secret Garden Track (1km return - 45 minutes)

This gentle trail meanders through verdant rainforest, winding past thick vegetation and large granite boulders. Starting at the western end of the island jetty, the walk takes in awesome views of the creek valley with informative signs offering insight into the forest flora and fauna in the area. Walkers are encouraged to take a light picnic to enjoy at a pretty spot along the trail.

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