Fitzroy Island, Queensland, Australia
Fitzroy Island is an island in the Great Barrier Reef, close to the Australian city of Cairns. The island is 339 hectares in size, 324 of which is protected as Fitzroy Island National Park. The island is within sight of the mainland; in fact, it's a peak in a mountain chain which lies south of Cairns.
Fitzroy Island is surrounded by a part of the Great Barrier Reef system. It is excellent for snorkeling, diving and exploring the reef. There are many beautiful white sand beaches, which are great for swimming and water sports.
Things to See and Do
* Sea Kayaking
* Scuba diving
* Glass bottom boat tour of the island’s fringing reef
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Land Area – 3.39 km²
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
Time – GMT plus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61
Port Location – The Island has a jetty where visitors aboard the ferry from Cairns can disembark.
Transport Links - Fitzroy Island is only accessible by ferry from Cairns (35 mins). Cairns is accessible by air from most capital city locations in Australia.