Fitzroy Island

  • Location  Latitude  -16.932854° N,  Longitude 145.99396° E
  • Area 3.39 kilometres square.
  • Highest elevation 375 metres
  • Postcode: 4871

Fitzroy Island is 29 kilometres northeast off the Queensland coast of Cairns.

Lieutenant James Cook named the island in 1770 after Augustus Henry Fitzroy who was the Earl of Euston.

Rainforest walking tracks and coral beaches feature this family-friendly destination near Cairns that is relaxed and encourages fun activities for all ages. Its steep mountain peak encourages exploring, and it’s ideal for snorkelling, swimming and kayaking.


Nudey Beach Fitzroy Island

Along with the southwest shorts of Fitzroy Island is the stunning Nudey Beach.    Stunning aqua waters, large boulders with shallow fringing reefs are why Nudey Beach won Queensland’s best beach.

Fitzroy Island Weather

Fitzroy Island enjoys a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 24 to 31 C in summer and 19 -25 C in winter.

Fitzroy Islands Walking Tracks

Fitzroy Island day trips

Fitzroy Island ferry

Fitzroy Island Resort

Visitors looking to stay on Fitzroy Island can stay at the 100 room resort or there is also a camping area on the island.