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This idyllic tropical island is an easy 60 minute ferry ride from Cairns in North Queensland, whether you are looking to catch a ride over on the ferry, or take your own boat.
Ferries from Cairns
A 60 minute ferry ride will get you from Cairns to Fitzroy Island and back daily, perfect for day trips to visit the Great Barrier Reef. Of course the ferry will also get you there and back again when you’re heading to the Island for a longer holiday too.
•Sunkist ferry services leave from "E finger" at 7.30am and 2pm
•Raging Thunder ferry services depart from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8:30am
•Sunlover ferry services depart from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 9:30am (Sunlover)
•All ferry services returning from Fitzroy to Cairns depart Fitzroy's jetty at 9:30am (Sunkist), 4:30pm (Raging Thunder), 4:45pm (Sunlover) and 5pm (Sunkist).
•Return fares for resort guests are $65 with Sunkist ($30 for children), $58 with Raging Thunder ($31 for children) and $65 with Sunlover ($36 for children)
•Please check updates as schedules and prices may change for the above.
•Be at the ferry 30 minutes before departure for check in.
Take your own Boat
Visiting the Island in your own yacht or boat gives you even more freedom to take things at your own pace, with the 15 nautical mile trip from Cairns offering a safe passage along scenic coastline. At Fitzroy Island you’ll find secure moorings and anchorage in naturally sheltered waters for private vessels.
•Public moorings are located at Latitude 16 deg 93.0S, Longitude 145 deg 98.6E
Getting to Cairns
The tropical North Queensland city of Cairns is accessible from virtually anywhere in Australia by air.
The Cairns International Airport services international and domestic airlines as well as general aviation and a number of helicopter operators. With its close proximity to South East Asia, it is little wonder that Cairns has the fifth busiest airport in Australia, with many international visitors choosing to make it their first port-of-call.
Domestic flights travel to Cairns from all over the country including all capital cities, regional Far North Queensland and tourist destinations such as Uluru (Ayers Rock).
- -BBQ facilities
- -Book library
- -Child activities
- -Conference / convention
- -Games / recreation room
- -Guest laundry
- -Lift / elevator
- -Pool – outdoor unheated
- -Pool bar
- -Swim-up bar
- -Tour desk
- -WiFi (surcharge)
- -Billiards or pool table