Tours for Fitzroy Island
About Fitzroy Island, Cairns
Fitzroy Island (originally Koba or Gabar) is a continental island out from Djujbirri (formally known as Cape Grafton), 29 km south-east of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. It is a large tropical island, with a rainforest covering and its own fringe coral reef system. The island has a total area of 339 hectares (838 acres). The highest point of the island is 375 metres above sea level. Fitzroy Island is a 45-minute ferry ride (about 30 km) from Cairns and is surrounded by a reef system that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Nearly all of the continental island is protected within the Fitzroy Island National Park. It is covered in tropical rainforest. Four walking tracks have been established.Wikipedia
Overview of Fitzroy Island
Check out detailed information of Fitzroy Island which resides in the Cairns. Although listed here, Fitzroy Island is not one of the most visited sightseeing places in Cairns.
Generally, tourists prefer visiting top attractions of Cairns like Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Paronella Park, Palm Cove, Queensland and Cairns Tropical Zoo. These are few of the top things to do in Cairns.
Local travel guides will amplify your fun in the city as they walk you around the major attractions. You can book Cairns tours for such assistance.
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Book Fitzroy Island Tickets And Tours
Explore the tropical paradise of Green Island on a half day trip from Cairns. Enjoy around two hours exploring the Great Barrier Reef island with time to snorkel and take a glass-bottom boat. You can even take an optional semi-submersible submarine tour to get close to the reef without getting wet.
Want to go white water rafting on your vacation to Tropical North Queensland? Go rafting on the the Tully River on this action packed full-day white water rafting adventure from Cairns! The Tully River rafting adventure, one of Australia's most popular rafting excursions, winds through World Heritage Rainforest and offers rapids up to grade 4.
Relax and unwind with a sunset cruise from Cairns along the Trinity Inlet. Be welcomed aboard with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and savory snacks. Take in the magical views as the sun sets over the mangroves, waterways and mountains. You have the option to end your cruise in style with a delicious three-course dinner at Dundee's Restaurant.
Not a confident swimmer, but want to experience the Great Barrier Reef? At Low Isles you can snorkel straight off the beach, enjoy coral viewing on a glass bottom boat, take a leisurely guided walk around the island or simply relax on the sandy beach. Do as much or as little as you like!
Share your experience - Rate Fitzroy Island, Cairns
Only stopped by on the way to moore reef but looks amazing would love to stay on the island.
You can hiking to the summit and see the whole island, also swimming and snorkeling in the see or just rest at beautiful beach enjoy sunshine
Beautiful island, great place to snorkel off the island. Good resort to relax with family, couples or friends. Things to do: Definitely worth the walk to Nudey Beach, but for snorkelling I preferred snorkelling by the rocks to the left of the island (in direction of the lighthouse). Did not have to go diving to see giant clams. Good tour to visit turtle rehab center to learn more about the turtles. The trek up the summit is worth it, although can be tiring. Tours available to book for you to go diving at the outer reef. Stand up paddle board available for hire $20/hr. Only two restaurants on the island....food choices are limited so for a foodie you probably don't want to stay too long on the island or bring and cook your own food. Limited reception, so great place if you really want to get away. If you really need to stay connected you could purchase WiFi at the resort or make the hike up the summit as the reception is best there!
A gorgeous place to visit, 45minutes from civilization but a world away from Cairns.
Beautiful island. Great place to go to get away from the crowds in Cairns. Just a short boat ride. Surprisingly great snorkelling right from shore.
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- The Esplanade
- Fitzroy Island National Park
- Cairns Regional Gallery
- Great Barrier Reef
- Daintree Rainforest National Park
- Undara Volcanic National Park
- Cairns Museum
- Sugar World Water Park
- Samurai Gallery
- Barron Gorge National Park
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