Fitzroy Island is an unspoilt tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Fitzroy Island is ideally located just 45 minutes from Cairns aboard the Fitzroy Flyer, making it the perfect affordable option for a day tour.
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$211 family (2 adults + 2 children)
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Spend the day in actual paradise with a day trip from Cairns to Fitzroy Island. The island is just 45 minutes from Cairns and with return cruise transfers you’ll have hours to enjoy the beach, water and rainforests that make this such a spectacular destination.
Heading out from Marlin Wharf in the morning, you’ll jump on board the air-conditioned 190 seat ‘Fitzroy Flyer’ for a picturesque journey to the island. Once you arrive, you’ll have about eight hours to spend however you like on this unspoilt slice of tropical heaven.
Fitzroy Island sits within the calm waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and it’s renowned for its lush rainforest, pristine beaches, crystal water and abundant marine life. If you want to explore you can check out the island’s self-guided nature walks, which range from leisurely strolls through the rainforest to challenging hikes with amazing summit views.
If you want to make the most of the beach and water, the Dive & Adventure Centre hires out everything from kayaks and stand up paddle boards to snorkels and fins. You can book epic scuba diving and glass bottom boating adventures here too.
There’s also complimentary fish feeding on the jetty at 11.30am and 3.30pm daily, and you can take tours of the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre where they rehabilitate sick and injured turtles. Just call ahead to check it’s not a rest day for the turtles.
When you need food or refreshments you can head to Foxy’s Bar, which is an awesome beachfront joint with stunning views over the Coral Sea. Fitzroy Island is the perfect day trip from Cairns for families, friends, tourists, or anyone looking for a romantic getaway, and at the end of the day you’ll be whizzed back to Cairns on board the Fitzroy Flyer.
Fitzroy Island (Cairns)