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“Great snorkelling, beautiful reef and reasonable price”

Fitzroy Island National Park
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US$62.81*
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Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns
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US$119.99*
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Fitzroy Island Sea Kayaking
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US$220.65*
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Reef and Rainforest Tandem Sky Dive in Cairns
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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118 reviews
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“Great snorkelling, beautiful reef and reasonable price”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

We were in Cairns for 2 weeks and made the short ferry ride to Fitzroy Island 4 times. It was a beautiful place to hang out for the day and enjoy the beautiful reef either snorkelling or scuba diving. The hiking is not for anyone out of shape due to the humidity and the terrain but it's a beautiful place to see. We did not stay at the resort as the ferry only runs to Cairns once daily so that would be to limiting. If your in Cairns be sure to take the ferry here for a great day enjoying the reef at a very reasonable price.
The store had great popsicles.

Visited January 2012
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Bit of a climb (was very humid the day we did it) but was worth every bit of sweat as the vista from the national park is beautiful. Can highly recommend the visit

Visited November 2011
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Iluka, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“very unhappy”
Reviewed 6 October 2012

the food was very limited and the chiken scnitzel was burnt, twice we didn't get the right meals,the rooms were dirty there were things not working and the ovens and stoves are just for decoration. there were broken tiles around the pool and in our kitchen ,our dishwasher was not working and still had someone elses food stuck in it and smelt like vomit. i could go on.......

Visited October 2012
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Cairns
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Light house/nudey beach”
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Walks to light house and nudey beach Both great walks and lots to see beautiful scenery and widlife. It was interesting to see the change in vegetation along the way.

Visited October 2012
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Innisfail, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“pfft”
Reviewed 2 October 2012

i will never go there again. our room was tiny, had no patio, the mattress was uncomfortable, bathroom door wouldnt close, the only window overlooked the main walkway so we couldnt have the curtains open. the restaurant had overpriced food, i got the cooked breakfast both mornings, the 1st day it was not hot and tasted horrible, and the fruit was tasteless, the 2nd morning it was hot but still tasted like crap and there was a swarm of flies on the brea, pastries and cut meat. at foxxy's the bar staff were incompetent, i got 2 cocktails 1st night (cost $34) and only one of them was half decent, the 2nd night i got 3 cocktails (cost $51) and they were all terrible, the next cup i got given was dirty and had food stuck on it, behind the bar was dirty, the public toilet was DISGUSTINGLY FILTHY, i prefered to walk back to my room and go. the food was overpriced for what we got, im a local and know that there is decent fish available, the second night we got the bbq buffet, and we had to clean our cutlery, my husband pulled 2 flies out of the salads and you could see a swarm of them above the table, the barra was dirty with bloodline still in, and the only bbq'd meat there was the lamb chops, the rest were steamed. although snowy was excellent and played really good music. it was pretty and i enjoyed snorkelling, but not value for money

Visited September 2012
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