Summer may be over, but not the fun in Fitzroy Island.
Fitzroy Island is the best place to be if you’re looking to explore the Tropical North Queensland for your holiday. It’s an unspoiled piece of paradise just 45-minute boat ride off the coast of Cairns. This island is perfectly located within the crystal-clear and calm currents of the Great Barrier Reef.
The stunning seascape brought by The Reef makes the island one of the best tourist spots in the region. It’s relaxing vibe and majestic rainforests also make the island the best option for those who are seeking accommodation near Cairns.
But if you’re one of those travelers who likes to pull off their adventures on a tight budget, you can still enjoy Fitzroy Island for free. Here’s a bucket list of activities that you can enjoy at the island:
1. Explore the Island via Walking Trails
Unbeknownst to many, Fitzroy Island is a National Park. It’s a protected piece of land that you can explore just by walking. These walking trails were built to let tourists appreciate its rainforest that’s teeming with flora and fauna.
There are two major walking tracks that you can take: the Lighthouse Trail and the Summit Trail.
The Lighthouse Trail is a path that will lead you to the vintage lighthouse of the island. It’s already dysfunctional but still open for tourists. Its vintage charm is what draws people in.
The Summit Track, on the other hand, will bring you to the highest vantage point of the island. At the summit, you’ll be rewarded by the majestic view of The Reef, nearby tourist hubs, and the entirety of the island.
2. Lay down at Nudey Beach
If you just want to hear the calming waves, and get lulled by the island’s relaxing vibe, make sure to bring your beach blanket! You can freely lay flat on Nudey Beach whenever you want. Just don’t forget to rub some sunblock and put your sunnies on to protect your skin and eyes while getting your tan.
You can also have a picnic with your hubby and the kids on the beach. Just set up your own picnic essentials and you’re good to go! Make sure to clean up after your mess and leave no trash behind. Nudey beach is an award-winning beach and it must be kept that way.
3. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
Fitzroy Island is the best jump-off point to reach the activity platform of the Great Barrier Reef. This platform is where you can snorkel, scuba dive, and take selfies with the lively marine life of the reef.
So whenever you’re staying at Fitzroy Island, make sure to bring your gears and underwater cameras so you don’t miss this once in a lifetime activity.
4. Feed the Fish
Fish feeding is undoubtedly a therapeutic activity. So gather your family and bring them to the fish feeding activity area of the resort. Don’t worry you’ll surely enjoy this because this activity is perfect for the kids and the kids-at-heart.
They do the activity every day from 11:30 AM to 4 PM, so make sure to be there!
5. Dance to the Music at Foxy’s
There’s no better way to end your little escapade than dancing to the music that Foxy’s Tavern has to offer. Foxy’s is an iconic resto bar in Fitzroy that offers a wide range of meals and some booze.
Whatever your drink preferences are, Foxy’s have it. It can range from soft drinks, to coffee, wine, and cocktails.
Besides the music, the food and drinks, Foxy’s is also ideally located right at the beachfront which makes it the perfect place to loosen up. You can either drink alone, or dance with your partner while the sun slowly sets into the horizon.
If you’re a traveler who wants to enjoy your holiday on a budget, Fitzroy Island is the best place for you. Just follow this bucket list and we’re sure you’ll experience a memorable weekend getaway. So pack your bags now because the island is waiting for you!