Fitzroy Island is 29 kilometres south-east of Cairns. It’s a low-key destination scattered with granite boulders, and magnificent flora and fauna. Most of the beaches are composed of coral shingle, but you can still find a few nice sand beaches, such as Nudey Beach. Accommodation options on the island include a resort and a council-run campground. Kayakers can either hire kayaks or bring their own on the ferry that takes visitors between the island and the mainland. There are many excellent day paddles here, including kayaking around to Little Fitzroy Island, which has a beach where you can come ashore.
- Fitzroy Island, Tropical North Islands, Highlight