Fitzroy Island, Qld

Fitzroy Island, Qld

FITZROY ISLAND

Great Barrier Reef Eco Resort

FITZROY ISLAND 

 

Great Barrier Reef Eco Resort

Fitzroy Island
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FEATURES

Fitzroy resort has 99 rooms and is the only resort on the island. The resort was completed to the highest standards and opened in 2010. The facilities are exclusive to resort guests which include Zephyr Restaurant, resort pool, spa, a swim-up pool bar, tour desk, in-room and poolside massage services, a movie theatre, games room, table tennis and kids playroom.

Accommodation includes:

Welcome Bay Suite
Located on the top floor, and boasting ocean views plus a large balcony these Suites are luxurious, spacious and have a separate bedroom.

The Welcome Bay Suites are fully self-contained, with a generous balcony with ocean views. The apartment has a full kitchen, crockery and cooking utensils, large fridge freezer, hotplates and oven, microwave, dishwasher, guest laundry, iron and ironing board, toaster, tea and coffee facilities.

Island Suite
Located on the ground floor and level 2, the Island Suites are a spacious one-bedroom suite, 71sqm in size. Each Island Suite includes a generous balcony, kitchenette with microwave, toaster and full size fridge as well as tea and coffee facilities. Each suite is air-conditioned with ceiling fans in rooms, Queen Size bed, plasma TV, lounge and dining area, en suite black marble tiled bathroom.

Resort Studio
Great value room for couples or friends, with Queen or Twin Beds

Resort Studio Rooms are 32 sqm and are suitable for Twin or Queen size bedding and have limited views of the rainforest. Air-conditioned rooms with ceiling fan, plasma TV, en-suite marble tiled bathroom with shower, tea and coffee facilities, small desk and mini bar fridge.

Beach Cabin
Boasting beautiful views across Welcome Bay, the Beach Cabin offers a queen bedroom and separate twin bedroom. Be quick they book out fast!

Two bedrooms, generous balcony and beautiful views across Welcome Bay, plasma TV, tea and coffee facilities.

The Cabins are located right on the beach; walk directly from the front balcony to the Beach. Air-conditioned with ceiling fans, Queen size bed and separate bedroom with twin beds. The Cabins are ideal for a romantic getaway or a family with small children.

Butterfly Bungalows
Set amongst the rainforest and moments from the beach, our Butterfly Bungalows are the perfect secluded island hideaway option for couples, families or groups of friends.

These 3 star bungalows offer guests a self-contained option away from the resort.

Resort Room
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ACTIVITIES

Apart from the the wonderful water based activities, Fitzroy Island offers fun and interactive child-friendly activities. Various kids craft and fitness activities are designed by the Tours & Activities Coordinator to give your kids a fun environment to burn off their energy and make new friends on the island. All kids activities are complimentary to resort guests.

Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on Fitzroy Island (CTRC) is a volunteer operated, non-profit organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles.

Take a tour of the centre and learn more about these beautiful creatures and what we do to help them recover. As a thank you your donation, you can opt to receive a Turtle Tour Certificate – great for both kids and adults!

Discover the rich history of Fitzroy Island with a self-guided hike to the Summit & Lighthouse.

In addition to enjoying the changes in the scenery (from the lush rainforest to open woodlands) and the stunning views overlooking Welcome Bay, hikers are able to use the self-guided booklet to enhance their awareness of their surroundings.

The booklet allows people to identify tell-tale signs of the World War II military occupation as well as locate various objects left behind by the Lightkeepers and their families.

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ENVIRONMENT

From the owners:

“We are lucky to have such a beautiful home on the Great Barrier Reef; few islands are as naturally captivating as Fitzroy Island. This is why Fitzroy Island Resort is committed to minimising our ecological impact on the environment around us.

Rubbish is removed from the island while an onsite sewerage treatment plant treats all waste products. Water samples are sent weekly to an environmental clinic in Cairns to ensure we are having no impact on the environment around us; this includes monitoring our spring water intake to ensure we are not using more than our share!

We actively use our influence to generate positive changes to the ecosystem; not just around the island here but all along the coast by working with select organisations that are determined to make a change for the better.

To combat the fight against single-use plastic, we have partnered with ‘The Last Straw’ and removed all plastic straws from Fitzroy Island Resort, only providing paper straws as optional.

We estimate that we will now save 70 000 single-use plastic straws per year! Let’s make a difference and care for our planet together.

To reduce our waste, we have partnered with North Queensland Recycling Agents to ensure all bottles and containers from all sectors of the resort are recycled. Bins are placed all around the resort to ensure our guests are also recycling their waste.

As a major sponsor for the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre we have taken action and replaced all single-use plastics from our facilities.

Our coffee cups, ramekins and take away food containers are bio degradable. The General Store stocks paper bags instead of plastic. Plastic knives and forks have been replaced with bamboo cutlery which can be washed and reused by the patron.

We are committed to reducing the amount of plastic consumed each year and we hope to inspire our guests to do the same. 

A true leader in its field- the Reef Restoration Foundation is the first organisation to actively cultivate heat resistant corals to fight coral beaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Due to the ongoing sponsorship with Fitzroy Island Resort the team has been able to grow coral from ten specially made coral trees in the waters of Fitzroy Island. Our enthusiastic staff actively volunteer their free time to monitor and maintain the coral nursery, alongside other volunteers from around Cairns.

The project has been so successful that the team grafted the first heat resistant corals back on the Great Barrier Reef for the first time in August 2018! The spread of heat resistant corals simultaneously enables the reef to recover at a faster pace and increases its ability to withstand the hot summers when corals begin to get distressed.

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australia-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris. They have created Australia Marine Debris Database to enable volunteers and organisation to collect data on marine debris which enables greater awareness on where this debris have been coming from thus allowing better management.

Fitzroy Island actively conducts beach clean-up events and collate this data for Tangaroa Blue. This will allow better understanding preventing marine debris entering our ocean protecting the pristine marine environment on the island.

Go on a guided tour around the Resort to learn about the ways we are minimising our ecological impact through our operations and how we aspire to remain sustainable with our natural resources. We also discuss the ways we have reduced single use plastic around the resort and our partnerships with organisations like The Last Straw and Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.

These talks are perfect for school groups and are available on request.”

Nudey Beach
Turtle

What we love…

Fitzroy Island is a gorgeous, unspoilt tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Guests can indulge in a penthouse suite stay, enjoy family time in a budget resort room or live on the beach in one of the popular beach cabins.


Tell me more

As Fitzroy Island is a National Park, guests can enjoy spectacular walking trails, abundant marine life, and local wildlife.

Located 45 minutes from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Fitzroy Island is easily reached by regular ferry transfers. Fitzroy Island is ideal for families, a visit with friends or a romantic getaway.


Get the Facts

Where is it? Fitzroy Island, 45 minutes from Cairns, Qld

What? Island Resort

Style of Accommodation? Beach cabins, bungalows, suites and rooms.

Who?  Families, couples and groups.

Accessible? Please enquire

How much? 

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Sounding Good?  Read on…

Fitzroy Island is 4 square km in size, 97% of the island is National Park, covered in tropical rainforest and freely accessible to the public via an established network of clearly marked walking tracks. The gentle, hilly terrain inland makes for great walking throughout the whole island, including to the two main beaches, Welcome Bay and Nudey Beach, the Summit the highest vantage point on the island and the historic lighthouse at the Eastern end.

Fitzroy Island is the perfect spot to visit the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, and it’s a great land-based alternative to the Barrier Reef pontoon experience.

You can swim, snorkel and dive in safety off our iconic coral beaches, explore this World Heritage-listed coral reef system at your own pace. Make friends with the sea life, including clown fish, turtles and even whales (between July & September).

Fitzroy resort has 99 rooms and is the only resort on the island. The resort was completed to the highest standards and opened in 2010. The facilities are exclusive to resort guests which include Zephyr Restaurant, resort pool, spa, a swim-up pool bar, tour desk, in-room and poolside massage services, a movie theatre, games room, table tennis and kids playroom. Accommodation ranges from beach cabins, bungalows, budget rooms, suites, family rooms and even a penthouse.

Host: Fitzroy Island
Address: Fitzroy Island, QLD 4871
Great Barrier Reef

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Fitzroy Island

FEATURES

Fitzroy resort has 99 rooms and is the only resort on the island. The resort was completed to the highest standards and opened in 2010. The facilities are exclusive to resort guests which include Zephyr Restaurant, resort pool, spa, a swim-up pool bar, tour desk, in-room and poolside massage services, a movie theatre, games room, table tennis and kids playroom.

Accommodation includes:

Welcome Bay Suite
Located on the top floor, and boasting ocean views plus a large balcony these Suites are luxurious, spacious and have a separate bedroom.

The Welcome Bay Suites are fully self-contained, with a generous balcony with ocean views. The apartment has a full kitchen, crockery and cooking utensils, large fridge freezer, hotplates and oven, microwave, dishwasher, guest laundry, iron and ironing board, toaster, tea and coffee facilities.

Island Suite
Located on the ground floor and level 2, the Island Suites are a spacious one-bedroom suite, 71sqm in size. Each Island Suite includes a generous balcony, kitchenette with microwave, toaster and full size fridge as well as tea and coffee facilities. Each suite is air-conditioned with ceiling fans in rooms, Queen Size bed, plasma TV, lounge and dining area, en suite black marble tiled bathroom.

Resort Studio
Great value room for couples or friends, with Queen or Twin Beds

Resort Studio Rooms are 32 sqm and are suitable for Twin or Queen size bedding and have limited views of the rainforest. Air-conditioned rooms with ceiling fan, plasma TV, en-suite marble tiled bathroom with shower, tea and coffee facilities, small desk and mini bar fridge.

Beach Cabin
Boasting beautiful views across Welcome Bay, the Beach Cabin offers a queen bedroom and separate twin bedroom. Be quick they book out fast!

Two bedrooms, generous balcony and beautiful views across Welcome Bay, plasma TV, tea and coffee facilities.

The Cabins are located right on the beach; walk directly from the front balcony to the Beach. Air-conditioned with ceiling fans, Queen size bed and separate bedroom with twin beds. The Cabins are ideal for a romantic getaway or a family with small children.

Butterfly Bungalows
Set amongst the rainforest and moments from the beach, our Butterfly Bungalows are the perfect secluded island hideaway option for couples, families or groups of friends.

These 3 star bungalows offer guests a self-contained option away from the resort.

ACTIVITIES

Apart from the the wonderful water based activities, Fitzroy Island offers fun and interactive child-friendly activities. Various kids craft and fitness activities are designed by the Tours & Activities Coordinator to give your kids a fun environment to burn off their energy and make new friends on the island. All kids activities are complimentary to resort guests.

Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on Fitzroy Island (CTRC) is a volunteer operated, non-profit organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles.

Take a tour of the centre and learn more about these beautiful creatures and what we do to help them recover. As a thank you your donation, you can opt to receive a Turtle Tour Certificate – great for both kids and adults!

Discover the rich history of Fitzroy Island with a self-guided hike to the Summit & Lighthouse.

In addition to enjoying the changes in the scenery (from the lush rainforest to open woodlands) and the stunning views overlooking Welcome Bay, hikers are able to use the self-guided booklet to enhance their awareness of their surroundings.

The booklet allows people to identify tell-tale signs of the World War II military occupation as well as locate various objects left behind by the Lightkeepers and their families.

ENVIRONMENT

From the owners:

“We are lucky to have such a beautiful home on the Great Barrier Reef; few islands are as naturally captivating as Fitzroy Island. This is why Fitzroy Island Resort is committed to minimising our ecological impact on the environment around us.

Rubbish is removed from the island while an onsite sewerage treatment plant treats all waste products. Water samples are sent weekly to an environmental clinic in Cairns to ensure we are having no impact on the environment around us; this includes monitoring our spring water intake to ensure we are not using more than our share!

We actively use our influence to generate positive changes to the ecosystem; not just around the island here but all along the coast by working with select organisations that are determined to make a change for the better.

To combat the fight against single-use plastic, we have partnered with ‘The Last Straw’ and removed all plastic straws from Fitzroy Island Resort, only providing paper straws as optional.

We estimate that we will now save 70 000 single-use plastic straws per year! Let’s make a difference and care for our planet together.

To reduce our waste, we have partnered with North Queensland Recycling Agents to ensure all bottles and containers from all sectors of the resort are recycled. Bins are placed all around the resort to ensure our guests are also recycling their waste.

As a major sponsor for the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre we have taken action and replaced all single-use plastics from our facilities.

Our coffee cups, ramekins and take away food containers are bio degradable. The General Store stocks paper bags instead of plastic. Plastic knives and forks have been replaced with bamboo cutlery which can be washed and reused by the patron.

We are committed to reducing the amount of plastic consumed each year and we hope to inspire our guests to do the same. 

A true leader in its field- the Reef Restoration Foundation is the first organisation to actively cultivate heat resistant corals to fight coral beaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

Due to the ongoing sponsorship with Fitzroy Island Resort the team has been able to grow coral from ten specially made coral trees in the waters of Fitzroy Island. Our enthusiastic staff actively volunteer their free time to monitor and maintain the coral nursery, alongside other volunteers from around Cairns.

The project has been so successful that the team grafted the first heat resistant corals back on the Great Barrier Reef for the first time in August 2018! The spread of heat resistant corals simultaneously enables the reef to recover at a faster pace and increases its ability to withstand the hot summers when corals begin to get distressed.

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australia-wide not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the removal and prevention of marine debris. They have created Australia Marine Debris Database to enable volunteers and organisation to collect data on marine debris which enables greater awareness on where this debris have been coming from thus allowing better management.

Fitzroy Island actively conducts beach clean-up events and collate this data for Tangaroa Blue. This will allow better understanding preventing marine debris entering our ocean protecting the pristine marine environment on the island.

Go on a guided tour around the Resort to learn about the ways we are minimising our ecological impact through our operations and how we aspire to remain sustainable with our natural resources. We also discuss the ways we have reduced single use plastic around the resort and our partnerships with organisations like The Last Straw and Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. These talks are perfect for school groups and are available on request,