Fitzroy Island National Park

National Parks and Reserves

Fitzroy Island National Park is rugged with diverse landscapes featuring granite outcrops, open woodlands, rainforest, mangroves and coral beaches.

This island national park, close to Cairns on the mainland, and its surrounding waters form part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Fitzroy Island, named by Lieutenant James Cook, has an interesting history as a quarantine station for the Palmer River Goldfields in the late 1800s, and later as part of an Aboriginal mission growing fruit and vegetables.

Explore the rainforested Secret Garden track (one kilometre return) or walk to Nudey Beach (1.2 kilometres return) to relax in the shade, swim and snorkel.

Tackle the 3.6 kilometre return Lighthouse track to the lighthouse, which offers spectacular views of the ocean and, in winter, migrating humpback whales. Look for birds such as rose-crowned fruit-doves and metallic starlings and large goannas.

Challenge yourself on the 3.6 kilometre return boulder-strewn Summit track which climbs through woodland to the island’s summit (269 metres) where slabs of granite and windswept casuarina trees frame magnificent views over the island, surrounding reefs and mainland.

Stay overnight in the resort’s camping area or unit accommodation.


Cafe Family Friendly Lookouts Picnic Area Public Toilet


Birdwatching Snorkelling Swimming Walks


World Heritage


Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

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Skedaddle Cairns

Skedaddle Cairns


Cairns Aquarium Hero

Cairns Aquarium


Green Island Dive Site

Green Island Dive Site

Green Island, Cairns

Cairns War Memorial

Cairns War Memorial


Croc Spotting Tour

NQ Watersports


Reef Encounter & Snorkeler

Reef Encounter – The Boutique Floating Hotel


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