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“Nice day out but nothing spectacular” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fitzroy Island National Park

Fitzroy Island National Park
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Canberra, Australia
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“Nice day out but nothing spectacular”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I went out at 11am and caught the ferry back at 5pm. We found this the perfect amount of time to have lunch, do a couple of walks (Secret Garden & Nudey Beach), go on the glass bottom boat, see the turtle rehab centre and do some snorkelling. Had a great day relaxing on the Island, would recommend it to others but probably wouldn't go again.

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“Excellent for a day trip or overnight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

I visited this island back in 1990, you need to ensure you go when it's not the rainy season, not much to do when it's wet. I then worked here for 2 years. It's a great nature reserve, nice walk to the light house then over to Nudy Beach. The beach is all coral so wear you thongs, Nudy beach is sand. It's a simple island, no roads or cars, there was 6 very nice cottages as well as back packer accommodation. The island is a regular hang out for the local yachts and a Padi licensed dive school. The diving is pretty good but it's a continental island so it drops of pretty deep about 50 meters off shore. The island in mountainous, only the west side is accessible, the back is dangerous and full of cliffs. At the light house you can see green island, cairns and to the southern islands. Fitzroy has a smaller island next to it called little Fitzroy, you can't get to it unless you have a boat. There use to be a clam farm on the island housing some of the largest clams in the world, this is a separate run business. Fitzroy island is a national park home to many species of plants and animals particularly the large bearded dragon, these re massive almost like a Komodo. Day trips are offered from cairns,there was two services encompassing both Fitzroy and Green on the same day or you can just do Fitzroy, the last ferry leaves around 4.30 pm. Take your walking shoes, hat and some water. There is a BBQ gill and snack shop.

Visited May 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

What a gorgeous place and an awesome place to take the kids. Bushwalks to deserted beaches and stunning snorkelling, even in high winds like when we were there. It was stunning.

Visited September 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“Welcome to Paradise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

Just around the corner from the city of Cairns, this beautiful island will blow you away. The natural setting together with some facilities will make you questioning whether you should stay one more night!...Please spare some time to walk to the Lighthouse...it is a little bit a long way but the view will make the effort worth it!!

Visited August 2013
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Bli Bli, Australia
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“Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

Love this Island. You just have to go there to experience it. The photos don't do it justice it's better in real life.

Visited January 2014
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