Fitzroy Island Day Tour | 8.45am - 4.00pm

Duration | 8 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

Enjoy a day on Fitzroy Island, just a 45 minute cruise from Cairns. Check-in to the Reef Fleet Terminal at 8am for a 8.45am departure. The Reef Fleet Terminal is just a 5-minute walk from the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. Returns to Cairns at 4.45pm

Fitzroy Island is surrounded by a beautiful fringing Reef system that forms part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

The Sunlover Fitzroy Island Day Trip Includes:

  • Modern air-conditioned catamaran transfers
  • Free morning tea and coffee on boarding
  • Self-guided rainforest walks
  • Access to day visitor facilities​

Spend the day snorkelling the fringing coral reefs, strolling through the National Park rainforest walking tracks, or for the more adventurous hiker, discover breathtaking views of the island and surrounding reefs.

There are hiking trails and guided walks as well as numerous water sports options available.

Your Day on Fitzroy Island

  • 7:30am - Check in starts 
  • 8:30am - Check in closes
  • 8:45am - Depart Cairns Marina 
  • 9:30am - Arrive Fitzroy Island 
  • 4:00pm - Depart Fitzroy Island 
  • 4:45pm - Arrive back at Cairns Marina

Snorkeling & Activities
We do not include snorkeling gear but you can hire a mask and snorkel for $10 for adults and $5 for children at the Beach Hut on the day.

Fitzroy Island Beach Hut Activity & Hire Pricing

Mask & Snorkel | $10 Adult | Child $5
Fins | $10 Adult | Child $5
30 Minute Glass Bottom Boat Tour  | $20 Adult | Child $10
Stinger Suit| $10 Adult | Child $10
Ocean Tramp Access| $3 Adult | Child $3
Paddle Board | $20 Adult | Child $20
Paddle Ski Kayak | $20 Adult | Child $20

Walking Trails at Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island National Park offers some amazing walking opportunities for visitors. Walking is one of the best ways to explore and experience the different rainforest flora and fauna on the Island.
There are five main walking trails in Fitzroy Island National Park that range from 30 minutes to 3 hours, each at varying fitness levels.

Secret Garden Track - 1km return (45 minutes)
The track takes you for a pleasant walk from the western edge of the jetty through tropical rainforest around huge granite boulders. Interpretive signs and a viewing platform overlooking the creek valley provide informative facts on the surrounding rainforest plants and animals.

Nudey Beach track – 1.2 km return (45 minutes)
A relatively easy walk from the western edge of the jetty through tropical rainforest and coast woodlands leading to the beautiful white coral beach. Nudey Beach is the most popular place for swimming and snorkelling on the Island.

Boulder Lookout - 300m return (30 minutes)
Heading east from the back of the jetty, you will find the boulder lookout trail. This short steep climb through the rainforest with its many steps is also the first section of the summit track. The Boulder lookout offers panoramic views towards Cape Grafton and Cairns. The walk returns along the same track back to the jetty.

Lighthouse Road - 3.6km return (2 hours) 
The lighthouse road trail is a very steep concrete road that leads from the north-eastern end of Welcome Bay climbing through rainforest towards the lighthouse. You will come across a lookout during your ascent with offers views of the Northern side of the island on a clear day.

The base of the lighthouse (open when a ranger is on duty), contains an informative display of the maritime history of Fitzroy Island and how the lighthouse was used during the World War II. From the lighthouse you will discover spectacular 360 degree views of Fitzroy Island and the surrounding ocean, which make the difficult walk worth the effort.

Summit Track - 2.6km return to resort (3 hours)
The Summit Track is recommended only for fit walkers as it is very steep. From behind the jetty, the track starts up the boulder lookout trail, and then continues to ascend steeply through open woodland to the summit of the island (269m). Views of the Island, the Coral Sea and the mountain ranges are the perfect spot to relax and take in the scenery. The trail then winds down amongst the boulders to join the lighthouse road.



Megan McWilliams

This trip was great So well run, the staff were friendly, helpful, happy and interested in the clients having a great time. I would definitely book again.


Mandy Jackson

We had a wonderful day & our tripnout to Fitzroy Island was great.
We were told the return trip was at 4pm, but it was 4.45pm before the boat arrived so the boat was very late heading back to Cairns & we stood on the pier for 45mins waiting & not sure when the boat was coming to pick us up - but other than that it was great.


Andrew Parker

Went out to Fitzroy Island to do the turtle rehabilitation tour. This was very basic and pretty much had a person standing in front of a blue pool with a newly rescued turtle swimming around. We copped an absolute shocker of a day weather wise and the trip out and back in was not for the faint hearted. There were a lot of people being sick. Value for not really. Would I recommend the not really. Desperately short of toilets on the island. Would be better value to go to the aquarium in Cairns and see the turtles.


Jeffrey FOWLER

Good trip, no problems.


Tracy Young

Fantastic day out, would definitely recommend!


Tracey Brown

Thankyou. Even with the rain we enjoyed a lovely day at Fitzroy Island.

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The Sunlover Fitzroy Island Day Trip departs Daily from Cairns Marina.
Check-in to the Reef Fleet Terminal at 9am for a 9.30 Departure.
The Reef Fleet Terminal is just a 5-minute walk from the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal.
The Day Tour returns to Cairns at 5.30pm