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Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island Resort

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Nudey Beach is a must-see Aussie Bucket List destination located on Fitzroy Island, off the coast of Cairns in Tropical North Queensland. Fitzroy Island is popular for day trips due to its proximity to the coast. Fitzroy Island is a national park island with a small portion occupied by Fitzroy Island Resort. Fitzroy Island has a steep mountain and two main walking trails that lead to beautiful lookouts. The island is nestled in amongst the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by coral and rich colourful marine life and is covered in tropical rainforest, of which 95% is listed as a protected National Park.

Sheoak, Indian Beech, Native Nutmeg, Tamarinds and Turpentine as well as native orchids are just a few examples of the exotic flora you'll find on bushwalks through the island. Try the Secret Garden Walk for a short walk amongst the rainforest, or the Lighthouse and Summit Trail for a steep walk to the lighthouse for expansive views out to Little Fitzroy Island. Fitzroy is almost completely surrounded by coral reef, making it an excellent place for snorkeling. The most popular spot is Nudey Beach, which is only about one kilometre from the resort.

Getting there

Starting out from Cairns you take a 45-minute ride on one of three Fitzroy Flyers that run daily. You arrive at Welcome Bay, which is directly in front of the eco-friendly, comfortable and affordable Fitzroy Island Resort.

From Welcome Bay, you can start your walk south along the Nudey Beach Walking Track which can be accessed from behind the bar near Foxy’s. In total it is only a leisurely 15-minute walk, which winds through tropical rainforest and coastal woodlands before eventually opening up onto the stunning, award-winning white coral beach.

The walk is very easy, sneakers are recommended. Be sure to take a towel and wear swimmers so you can make the most of your time at the beach when you arrive.

Once on the beach, you are greeted by stunning views of the Cairns Hinterland and pristine, warm, blue tropical waters that lap gently on the shoreline in front of you. Behind you the beach is surrounded by large granite boulders that make you feel as if you’ve slipped into an ancient world were the hustle and bustle of the mainland is a million miles away.


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Fitzroy Island is also now home to one of Australia’s best Island Resorts with over 100 rooms that have been carefully built to blend in with the stunning natural rainforest that covers the island.

The Resort has full amenities for hotel guests including the pool, however day-tripping tourists and locals looking for a quick tropical island experience can still explore the island freely.

Important Information

Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks or tour providers website for up to date information on the current conditions.

Ensure to check for any updates relating to your tour, including any warnings that may be issued for the area via the relevant websites.

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Location & Supplier

Fitzroy Island

Address: Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island QLD

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