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Fitzroy Island Tours

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Fitzroy Island
Forty-five minutes by boat from Cairns, Fitzroy Island has been many things — a Chinese Quarantine Station, a Mission School, a WWII coast-watch station...and today it’s all about its natural features — tropical rainforest and a fringe coral reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef system, where you can dive and snorkel in among green sea turtles, clown fish, and parrotfish.

A continental island that separated from the mainland in the last Ice Age over 8,000 years ago, Fitzroy Island covers just 4km — 97% of which is National Parkland that you can wander through on the walking trails through the forest and along the coast. The rest of the island is all about the white sand beaches, and on the sheltered western end you’ll find the island’s accommodation, a restaurant, Foxy’s Bar, and a conference and wedding venue. There’s also a diving school on the island, and options to go on glass bottom boat tours, SUP boarding, ocean trampolining, and kayaking. A relaxed walk is to the old lighthouse on the northwest point. On a clear day, from here you can look out past Cape Grafton to the Frankland Islands.

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Eighteen miles from the mainland, it’s possible to stay overnight on Fitzroy Island or you can just head out there on a day trip. To reach the island from Cairns, head to the Reef Fleet Terminal to take the high-speed 45-minute ferry, which departs at 9am.
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Cairns Helicopter Tour: The Outback, Undara Lava Tubes, Waterfalls and Great Barrier ReefDay Trips

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Cairns Helicopter Tour: The Outback, Undara Lava Tubes, Waterfalls and Great Barrier Reef

Cover much more ground than you could in a traditional tour with this helicopter tour of Cairns and the surrounds. With an expert pilot/guide, fly over Mt. Bellenden Ker and Mt. Bartle Frere on the way to Undara Volcanic National Park for a tour and lunch. Take off for Wallaman Falls and Blencoe Falls, where you can get epic photos from your aerial vantage point. Last is a buzz up the coast, including views of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Wonder of the World - Great Barrier Reef Scenic FlightsNature & Wildlife

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Wonder of the World - Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flights

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Enjoy a helicopter sightseeing flight over the amazing Great Barrier Reef. After convenient pickup from your Cairns, Palm Cove, or Northern Beaches hotel, enjoy a quick safety tutorial and liftoff from the Cairns Airport. Marvel at the reef’s endless shades of blue and learn about its ecosystem from an informative pilot-guide.
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Reef and Rainforest Tandem Sky Dive in CairnsAdrenaline & Extreme

Reef and Rainforest Tandem Sky Dive in Cairns

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Get your adrenaline pumping on a skydiving adventure from Cairns. Enjoy incredible bird’s-eye views of the World Heritage–listed Great Barrier Reef as you jump out of a plane on a tandem skydive with an experienced diver. Fall freely from 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) in the air before floating by parachute back down to the ground. First-timers are welcome.
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from CairnsDay Cruises

Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour to Fitzroy Island. After arriving from Cairns on a fast ferry, have free time to do what you choose: snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, lounge on the white-sand beach or see the coral from a glass-bottom boat. Upgrade to add the Activity Pass, which provides a picnic lunch, snorkeling gear, stinger suit, a glass-bottom boat tour, the use of stand-up paddle boards, paddle skis and a floating trampoline.
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