Fitzroy Island Resort

Great Barrier Reef Island Resort

  • Pool & Spa | Indoor Cinema
  • Restaurant & Beer Garden
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Fitzroy Island Resort Info

Fitzroy Island Resort is located on a tropical island within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, just 45 minutes by boat from Cairns. The island is a listed National Park and has only one resort.  Fitzroy Island Resort offers affordable 4 Star accommodation in a range of luxurious Hotel Rooms and Suites.

The island is a tropical paradise where guests will have the opportunity to snorkel, dive, sea kayak and discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Explore rainforest walking trails or escape and unwind on a deserted beach. Fitzroy Island is ideal for families or a romantic escape..


  • Resort Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Swim-up Pool Bar
  • Restaurant (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Foxys Bar and beachside beer garden
  • Pool tables
  • Guest Lounge
  • Souvenir and snack shop
  • Function, Wedding and Conference Venues
  • Guest Laundry
  • Dive and Adventure Centre
  • BBQ areas
  • Indoor Cinema
  • Video & Games Room
  • Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

Food and Drink
Foxy?s Bar and Café provide a wide range of food and drink options including Kids meals and coffee. The General Store also has a range of food, drinks and general needs including pies, sandwiches, ice-creams, BBQ packs, soft drinks and sunblock.


Resort Rooms:

  • Air-conditioning & Ceiling fans
  • Queen or 2x single beds (sleeps up to 2 guests & an infant (cot must be booked for infant to be in room))
  • Plasma TV
  • Mini bar Fridge
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Marble bathroom with walk-in shower, hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Daily Service
  • Linen and towels provided

Please note: Resort Rooms do not have a balcony or ocean views

Additionally One Bedroom Island Suites feature:

  • Kitchen ? microwave, oven & stove, full fridge and toaster
  • Lounge and dining area
  • Queen bed and sleeps up to 4 guests (with extra 2 persons sleeping on a sofa bed)
  • Spacious Balcony with outdoor seating
  • Disabled access room on request

Please note: Some suites are ground floor with garden view only

Additionally Top Floor One Bedroom self-contained suites (Welcome Bay Suite) feature:

  • Guaranteed Ocean View
  • Laundry with washing machine & dryer
  • Full Kitchen ? microwave, oven & stove, full fridge and toaster
  • Lounge and dining area
  • Queen bed and sleeps up to 4 guests (with extra 2 persons sleeping on a sofa bed)
  • Spacious Balcony with outdoor seating

Two Bedroom Island Suites consist of an Ocean Suite and a Resort Room, each with their own locking door and a shared common entrance.  Families with young children prefer to have the children sleeping on the sofa bed in the main ocean suite room as some families find the rooms too separate.  Sleeps 4 to 6 guests

Resort Child Policy:  All suites have a Double Sofa bed/lounge in the lounge room.  One or two children may be accommodated on the Double Sofa Bed in the lounge room - The extra person charge for the sofa bed of $55 applies.  Two children may share the sofa bed at the cost of one person on the sofa bed.  Should a rollaway be required the additional person rate applies.

Beachfront Cabin - ideal for families:  Located with direct beach access these cabins are ideal for families.  They have a Queen bedroom directly off the entry balcony and a separate small bedroom with 2x single beds at the rear of the cabin.  

  • On the Beach location
  • Two bedrooms
  • Generous balcony with beautiful views
  • Walk directly to beach from cabin
  • Air-conditioning & Ceiling fans
  • Queen and 2x single beds (sleeps 4 guests)
  • Television
  • Bar Fridge
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Black Marble bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Daily Service
  • Linen and towels provided

Penthouse: The Penthouse boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; this apartment is truly the jewel in the crown of Fitzroy Island Resorts accommodation.

The Penthouse features a spacious living, dining, and kitchen areas with the
living area having direct access to the large outdoor balcony with magnificent
views over Welcome Bay. Luxurious master bedroom with King Size Bed
integrated marble bathroom with a 2 person spa bath and balcony access.

Penthouse Bedding Configuration:

  • Room 1x King
  • Room 2 1x Queen
  • Room 3 1x Queen
  • Room 4 1x King Split


    The natural beauty of Fitzroy Island is breath taking.  Hearing the coral chime with the flow of the waves and having direct access to snorkelling from the shoreline is wonderful. There is not jet ski hire at Fitzroy Island creating a very peaceful environment. 

    The resort itself has a fabulous pool, swim up pool bar, cinema and small supermarket that stocks the basics.
    Please note that if you do intend on self-catering, it may be an idea to bring some food with you from the mainland.

    The island is surrounded in beautiful fringing reefs which are teeming with marine life. The best snorkelling is off the rocks between Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach. Expect to see Turtles, tropical fish and many colourful corals.

    Internet is available in public areas and the main building at a small cost.  Mobile phone service is available on the Island is variable and not in all locations.  

    Free Activities:

    Rainforest walking trails -Fitzroy Island is covered with magnificent rainforest and features many walking tracks ranging from a short stroll to Nudey Beach through to a more challenging hike to the Summit. Secret Garden 1km, Lighthouse 3.6km, Summit 2.6km return, Nudey Beach Track 1.2km.

    In-house Cinema - Operates daily -­1pm, 4pm, 7.30pm., the cinema screens some of your favourite movies throughout the day and evening.

    Fish Feeding - Enjoy this unique experience as we feed the fish from the jetty and shore as they swim amongst your legs. Feeding times are twice daily, at the end of the Fitzroy Island Jetty -­11:30am & 4.00pm

    Whale watching: July to September -­ recommended viewing from the Lighthouse.

    Video Games Room - Just in case the kids have had enough of swimming and exploring the island, the games room has a selection of Puzzle Boards, Board Games, Books, old and new favourites for both little and big! 

    Fitzroy Island Adventure Centre - (charges apply)

    • Scuba Diving: Fitzroy Island is a continental Island with fringing reef, it is a unique and diverse breeding ground for the Great Barrier Reef. Located approximately 29 km around Cape Grafton from Cairns, the gateway to the Barrier Reef. At Fitzroy Island there is a fully equipped dive shop and professional team to cater for diving and training.
      Diving activities include: Introductory Diving, Certified Diving, Learn to Dive, Advanced Courses, Rescue Courses, Dive master Courses, Instructor Courses, Outer Reef Diving
    • Kayaking
    • Snorkelling gear
    • Glass Bottom Boat tours
    • Paddle boarding
    • Water Trampoline
    • Great Barrier Reef Cruise
    • Take a tour of the ?Turtle Rehabilitation Centre?? small donation required

    GETTING THERE & AWAY: (Additional charges apply)
    A ferry ride from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal Marina takes approximately 45 minutes. Check-in at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
    **Please be mindful of ferry times when booking flights

    Sunlover Ferry:

    • Departs Cairns Marina at 9:30am (check-in Reef Fleet Terminal)
    • Departs Fitzroy at 4:30pm.

    Fitzroy Flyer Ferry is the resort ferry:
    Check-in opens 1 hour prior to departure at the Fitzroy Island Resort Booking Centre Shop 2/1 Spence Street.
    After you check-in the reservation team will direct you to the vessel on the Marlin Marina.
    Boarding closes 15 mins prior to departure.

    • Departs Cairns Marina at 8am, 11am, 1:30pm
    • Departs Fitzroy at 9:30am, 12:15pm, 5pm.

    Check In/Out:

    • Check-in: 03:00pm. Pool towels and changing facilities are made available for early ferry arrivals.
    • Check-out: 10:00am. Bag storage and change facilities are available for guests departing on the last ferry.

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