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Great Barrier Reef Fitzroy Island Fitzroy Flyer Return Ferry Transfers Departs from Cairns

  • Fitzroy Island, Great Barrier Reef
  • 45 minutes one way
  • Free Cancellation

Standard Inclusions

  • Return ferry transfer from Cairns to Fitzroy Island on Fitzroy Flyer
From AUD
$80.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • Return ferry transfer from Cairns to Fitzroy Island on Fitzroy Flyer

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
  • 5. Optional Extra Activities on Fitzroy Island (at own expense)
Destination Fitzroy Island, Great Barrier Reef
Depature point ● From Cairns to Fitzroy Island
- Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
- Departure Point: Cairns Marlin Wharf-Berth 20 (Address: 1 Spence Street, Cairns)
- Departure Time: 08:00, 11:00^ and 13:30
^ 11:00 services do not run Monday to Friday during the months of February and March.
- Arrives Fitzroy Island at approximately 08:45, (11:45), 14:15

● From Fitzroy Island to Cairns
- Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
- Departure Point: Fitzroy Island Resort Jetty
- Departure Time: 09:30, 12:15^ and 17:00
^ 12:15 services do not run Monday to Friday during the months of February and March.
- Arrives Cairns at approximately 10:15, (13:00), 17:45
Address Fitzroy Island, Cairns, QLD 4870
How to get there Please make your own way to the wharf at time of booking on the travel date
Operating hours
Cairns to Fitzroy Island 08:00, 11:00^ and 13:30 Boarding Time: 07:30, 10:30^, 13:00
Fitzroy Island to Cairns 09:30, 12:15^ and 17:00 Boarding Time: 09:00, 11:45^, 16:30
Check-in requirements Please arrive at the wharf 30 minutes prior to the departure time. Passengers that fail to arrive before this time may be classed as no-show.
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Swimwear, towel
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket/sweater for windy or cool days
● Water bottle, Snacks, Lunch (or purchase on Island)
● Camera (waterproof)
● Money/credit card for optional purchases

2 Overview

Fitzroy Island is an unspoilt tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Fitzroy Island is a National Park, discover 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 on the air-conditioned Fitzroy Flyer. Fitzroy Island is ideal for families, a visit with friends or a romantic gateway. Come for a day or stay overnight at our boutique resort.

Fitzroy Island Fitzroy Flyer Return Ferry Transfers

  

Fitzroy Island Fitzroy Flyer

At Fitzroy Island, you can relax and escape, you can dive right into adventure or you can do a little of both. Accessible, affordable and friendly, the island's safe, sheltered waters and pristine natural environment are here for all to explore and enjoy.

A 45 minute Fitzroy Flyer ride will get you from Cairns to Fitzroy Island and back daily, perfect for day trips to visit the Great Barrier Reef. The Fitzroy Flyer will also get you there and back again when you're heading to the island for a longer holiday too.  All Fitzroy Flyer services depart from Cairns Marlin Wharf-Berth 20.

 

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is a 45-minute boat transfer by the Fitzroy Flyer (about 30kms) from Cairns in Queensland and is surrounded by a reef system that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, making it the perfect accessible base for snorkelling, diving and exploring the reef. Idyllic beaches lead into the safe, sheltered waters, which are also ideal for swimming and water sports as well as yachting and boating.

  • Island Facts
    • Total Area 339 hectares (838 acres)
    • National Park Area 324 hectares (796 acres)
    • Summit Height 269 metres (882 feet)
  • Climate

    Fitzroy enjoys a typical North Queensland tropical climate but with the added advantage of the cooling effects of the prevailing South Easterly ocean breezes for the majority of the year. Welcome Bay is sheltered and protected by the Summit. Temperatures range from 24 – 31 C (75 – 88 F) in summer and 19 – 25 C (66 – 77 F) in winter.

  • Covered By Nature

    Fitzroy is a continental island 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.

 

Things To Do
  • Fish Feeding Feed the fishes at 11:30 and 15:30 daily.
  • FREE In-house Cinema Screens daily at 13:30, 16:30 and 19:30.
  • FREE Rainforest Walks Challenge yourself with the Summit and Lighthouse walking trails and be rewarded with stunning 360 degree views.
    • Secret Garden Track 1km return - 45 mins

      Explore the western edge of the jetty, taking in the giant granite boulders and lush tropical rainforest.

    • Nudey Beach Track 1km return - 45 mins

      A nice leisurely walk, the Nudey Beach Track takes you through tropical rainforest and coastal woodlands before opening onto a stunning award winning white coral beach.

      Nudey Beach was voted Australia's #2 best beach and here you'll find calm blue waters, perfect for swimming, snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach.

    • Boulder Lookout 300m return - 30 minutes

      Walking east from the Fitzroy Island jetty you'll come to the beginning of boulder trail. This short walk has some steep steps you'll need to navigate before reaching the vast panoramic views that stretch from Cairns to Cape Grafton. This is also the beginning of the Summit Track.

    • Lighthouse Road 3.6km return - 2 hrs

      Trekking along the steep concrete road coming from the north-eastern point of Welcome Bay, the Lighthouse Road Walk passes many great viewing platforms as you make your way to the lighthouse. When the ranger is on duty you can enjoy 360 degree views of the Fitzroy Island and the surrounding Coral Sea. A very worthwhile walk for those who are happy to work up a good sweat.

    • Summit Track 2.6km return - 3hrs

      This walk is recommended for fit walkers only as it passes over very steep terrain. Starting by heading up the Boulder Trail from behind the jetty, Summit Track takes in tropical rainforest and coastal woodlands before opening out to stunning views of the island and surrounding ocean.

 

 Facilities
  • Foxy's Bar: Enjoy a coffee, cold drink or lunch (at own expense) at Foxy's Bar
  • General Store: Located adjacent to Foxy's, you can purchase refreshments, snacks and general needs (at own expense)

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 0 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If no show, no refund.

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