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Fitzroy Island National Park

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Address: Fitzroy Island, Queensland 4871, Australia
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Great time. Loved the walks/ snorkeling and relaxing atmosphere... Ferry trip to the island is only 45 minutes and a lovely trip in itself if you would only want to do a day trip... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great time. Loved the walks/ snorkeling and relaxing atmosphere... Ferry trip to the island is only 45 minutes and a lovely trip in itself if you would only want to do a day trip from Cairns...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fitzroy Island what a fantastic place where you can snorkel on coral reefs from the shoreline, see turtles and fish. Foxy's bar is fantastic, great bush walks to enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit for a day or two. We went to Fitzroy Island with an organised group ( Ragging Thunder). We bought tickets to get to the island on their boat with an "experience package" attached - Glass bottom boat, snorkeling, paddle boarding and sea kayaking. The staff that work for ragging thunder are informed, helpful, flexible and very... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fitzroy has been a family favourite and being a local we certainly show visitors this spot. There are many ways to get there and times as well also to cater for thrill seekers, families. We take over some snacks and a light lunch, there is services at Foxys for food or drinks. Swim, snorkel, walks to beaches or lookout etc.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Can go for a day or sleep over night. At least two easily accessible beaches and fish and corals are just a few feet off the shore! Three hikes in the rain forest. Incredible!

Thank Fiammetta P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The first thing we did when we went to Fitzroy Island was go for a swim. However there is no sand along the beach, it was all dried coral which made it extremely difficult to walk along - we would definitely recommend sand shoes to wear as my thongs didn't cut it. There was also quite a bit of rubbish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the snorkelling, hated leaving the water!! First day seen a sting ray, second day swimming with a sea turtle, third day we found nemo!! Fourth seen reef sharks the coral is just amazing so many colourful fish. World class

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This was our second trip to Fitzroy Island. It is an idyllic location just 45 minutes by boat from Cairns. While you can see the mainland, you still feel like you are a million miles away. A great day escape if you want to relax or do a few walks. You can also snorkel over the coral, but not being... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

It's only a small island, but there is enough to keep you occupied for a few days. We walked most of the island and some of it is quite challenging (steep and hot). Fortunately you can never get lost and if you do, just keep walking and you'll get back to where you started.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Fitzroy island by the resort ferry and enjoyed a 3 hour sea kayaking tour with Raging Thunder in the middle of the day out to Little Fitz (tiny island) and back. Highlight of the day - kayaking and relaxing at Nudey Beach. Both took our breath away! Highly recommend this trip!

Thank JSWT

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