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Fitzroy Island National Park

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Address: Fitzroy Island, Queensland 4871, Australia
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Isalnd Family Escape

The Island is 98% national park with some strenuous but rewarding walks. I'm not fit but could still do the lighthouse and summit walk. For those with small children just do the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Island is 98% national park with some strenuous but rewarding walks. I'm not fit but could still do the lighthouse and summit walk. For those with small children just do the Nudey Beach (not a nudist beach) walk. The island is close to the mainland but you can snorkel, swim, kayak and paddle board just off the shore. The... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A short 45 minute boat ride from Cairns gets you across to Fitzroy Island and the most gorgeous blue water you have ever seen. We decided to do a walk up to the Lighthouse first and it’s amazing how the scenery changes from one side of the island to the other. It was so windy and blustery up there, with... More 

Thank mooseandbok2006
Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had seen photos of this place that gave a rather poor image to me. But our trip was great, beautiful place, resort is lovely, not too intrusive upon it's surroundings. Snorkelling was gorgeous, lots of colourful fish and turtles. Staff were friendly. Will return again.

Thank cartermarion9
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fitzroy Island is jaw droppingly beautiful - above and below the waterline. Coral and marine life on the island's fringing reef is beautiful and you can snorkel straight off the beach though care must be taken on entering/exiting to ensure you don't damage the coral. There are also nice walks on the island in beautiful rainforest settings. Only 45 mins... More 

Thank Sir_Rancelot
Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as part of our honeymoon on a day trip. Boat journey to and from island was good. Thereafter a mixed experience. We found the staff in general on the island and especially on the island bar and restaurant Foxys to be mediocre to say the least. Do they deport all average staff to this island - they seem... More 

Thank Tech987
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 15, 2017

We grabbed a transport to the island and brought our own snorkel gear. It's a beautiful place, Gorgeous warm water! Saw some fish but not like being out on the Reef. The restaurant & pub is good but expensive. We hiked over to Nudey beach, well worth it! Even more beautiful! Tip. Wear some beach shoes as there is no... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

If you want to get away from it all Fitzroy Island is a great place to do just that. Only a 45 minute ferry ride from Cairns and a beautiful "fringe reef" location...

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Otonabee-South Monaghan, Canada
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Nice quick boat ride out to Fitzroy late August 2016. Weather could of been better but the boat trip out was calm and lots to see on the way. Stayed for an afternoon there are lots of areas for hiking outside of the commercial resort. Interesting landscape and ecology both marine and the island itself makes for a great day... More 

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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

Very relaxing and pleasant stay in Fitzroy island, quite spectacular marine life and reef (thousands of colourful fish including clown fish...turtles, rays, if lucky small sharks), beautiful quiet beaches (in March), stunning 360 view at the summit (270m)... you just wish there were more trails to explore the island, to Hidden Beach and little Fitzroy island for ex, which sound... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 24, 2017 via mobile

Tracks are well formed and established. Great views. Very much enjoyed the experience, especially the walk to the summit and the lighthouse.

Thank ranjit248

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