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Fitzroy Island 3 Night Escape | Accommodation & Ferry

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 Fitzroy Island Resort offers 4 star holiday resort on the Great Barrier Reef Australia. Fitzroy Island is a tropical island paradise -  enjoy the stunning ocean vistas, rainforest walks, or perhaps a swim in the Resort swimming pool complete with swim up bar.



Fitzroy Island Resort offers a range of resort facilities including a contemporary a la carte restaurant, two bars including pool bar, games room, 50 seat movie theatre and resort mini supermarket . 



Fitzroy Island Resort is nestled on a slice of this tropical island paradise, positioned where the reef and rainforest collide - book your island holiday today!



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Fitzroy Island Accommodation Facilities include:
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fans

  • Tea and coffee making facilities

  • Direct dial telephones

  • Plasma TV

  • Ironing facilities

  • Daily service

  • Shower

  • Hairdryers

  • Elevator (lift) access to all Fitzroy Island hotel suites and apartments

  • 3 rooms offer disabled facilities

  • Kitchenette in Suites



FITZROY ISLAND BONUS OFFERS



FREE Night Deal -  See our Accommodation Specials to SAVE on your Fitzroy Island tropical getaway  CLICK HERE



Honeymooners - Receive  a Complimentary Bottle of Australian Sparkling Wine on arrival.



FITZROY ISLAND UPDATE



Fitzroy Dive & Adventure Centre - Now offering Dive Courses, Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Outer Barrier Reef Tours, Aquajet, Kayaking, Snorkelling & Paddle Boarding. Ask us for details!!



Turtle Rehabilitation Centre The Turtle Rehabilitation Centre offers afternoon education tours for the public daily. (Bookings with Hotel Reception are essential)

 



Fitzroy Island Resort Accommodation



Each style of holiday accommodation at Fitzroy Island Resort features air conditioning and ceiling fans, bathroom with shower facilities, direct dial telephones, tea and coffee making facilities and servicing daily. All island accommodation boasts designer-made teal leather furnishings, décor that features rich colours, gold embossed drapes and natural tiles and timbers. 



Studio Rooms 

Perfect island accommodation for couples on short stays. The Resort Studio Rooms boast spacious interiors with designer leather furnishings, and boast a range of 4 star hotel facilities such as a lavish en suite marble tiled bathroom with shower facilities. Tea and coffee facilities and a small fridge. An abundance of natural light permeates the island suites, offering tantalizing views of the rainforest that lies beyond. Each Resort Studio Room at Fitzroy Island Resort is ideal for two guests with a king or king split bed. Sleeps 2 guests.



One Bedroom Suites 

Spacious holiday sanctuaries ideal for couples, dual couples, groups and families. The one bedroom holiday suites feature a generous balcony (some with ocean glimpses) kitchenette facilities lounge and dining area and boasts a marble tiled ensuite bathroom.  Sleeps up to 4 guests using pull out double sofa (fees apply). 



Welcome Bay Suite

Enjoy full Ocean Views from these level 3 One Bedroom Suites, overlooking Welcome Bay.  Spacious apartment style accommodation with kitchenette, balcony, separate Queen bedroom and laundry facilities. Sleeps up to 4 guests using pull out double sofa (fees apply).



​Two Bedroom Suites

A combination of the one bedroom suite and studio room, ideal for groups of four or six guests (additional fees apply). These rooms share a common breezeway entrance - ideal for 2 couples for families with older children.



The interiors of the 4 ½ star holiday suites are sensual and vivid featuring sweeping open plan interiors with timber and leather furnishing, lush gold drapes and seductive marble bathrooms with large rain showers. All holiday suites flow onto the large balconies, the perfect location to while away the sultry island days in style.



Fitzroy Island Resort Beach Cabins

Enjoy ocean views across Welcome Bay and direct beach access from your private balcony in these popular Beach Cabins.  Featuring a Queen Bedroom in the open plan studio, with a separate bedroom with two single beds. Located at the front of the holiday resort, the Beach Cabins feature exquisite privacy with sensational views. The Beach Cabins boast plasma TV, tea and coffee making facilities and refrigerator, marble bathroom with rain shower and a small private patio complete with table and chairs, walk directly from the front balcony onto the Coral Beach. The Beach Cabins are ideal for families sleeping up to four guests.  Please note, there are only 5 Beach Cabins on the Island - Ensure to Book Early to avoid disappointment!



All styles of accommodation at Fitzroy Island Resort exude casual comfort and provide private and cool holiday sanctuaries in the heart of the warmth of the tropics. Enjoy island life in style and comfort at Fitzroy Island Resort Great Barrier Reef.



Fitzroy Island Resort Meal Packages


Half Board Meal Packages including Breakfast & Dinner or Full Board Meal Packages including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are available at time of booking your accommodation. Ask us about pricing today!

Fitzroy Island Resort Facilities


Fitzroy Island Resort boasts a range of resort facilities designed to delight all types of holiday travellers. The saltwater swimming pool is a feature of this tropical island resort, boasting clean contemporary lines and with the backdrop of the Coral Sea provides the most idyllic oasis to enjoy the exotic milieu of Fitzroy Island. A swim-up bar provides a tantalizing treat on sultry tropical days, and there is nothing better than worshipping the Australian sun god while lazing on a sun lounge; tropical cocktail in one hand, paperback back in the other…pure holiday magic!



Fitzroy Island Resort features a range of eateries including a fine dining restaurant and a casual cafe. Zephyr Restaurant offers exquisite Australian cuisine, created with care by world class chefs using only the freshest and finest seasonal produce. Zephyr Restaurant is ocean facing, boasting a romantic alfresco area overlooking the calm waters of the Coral Ocean. Zephyr is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is served from 7am to 9am, pre-dinner drinks begin at 5pm and dinner starts at 6pm.



The Cafe at Foxy's Bar provides light snacks throughout the day, and operates daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Fitzroy Island Resort is a family friendly holiday retreat, boasting a games room that will entertain the children for days! Children will love this tropical island paradise, from exploring the depths of the Great Barrier Reef to trekking through the lush emerald rainforest. In-house Cinema and resort mini supermarket are also located on the Island.



Foxy's Bar is a great place to unwind and enjoy a cold drink with live entertainment every Saturday afternoon.

Cairns Islands - Fitzroy Island Resort



Fitzroy Island Resort boasts 80 luxury hotel rooms, suites and apartments that span the three level complex. All holiday suites and apartments are accessible via elevator (lift) access. This island resort oozes tropical sophistication, and blends seamlessly in with the pristine surrounds. Vibrant tropical rainforest frames the rear of the resort while the azure waters of the Coral Sea envelops the front of the resort, the ideal backdrop for a leisurely vacation in the tropics.



The open air lobby creates a sense of welcoming, and offers spectacular views of the ocean and azure horizon. Warm timbers, natural stone and water features harmonise with the surrounding island milieu; a sense of casual relaxation and decedent luxury permeates throughout the resort. Undercover paths meander through this luxury island resort, leading to all hotel suites and apartments, offering exquisite views of the rainforest and glimpses of ocean beyond. Each style of accommodation at Fitzroy Island Resort offers casual comfort in the most sensational location in Tropical North Queensland Australia.



Fitzroy Island Resort is the ideal location for a conference or function, with three dedicated function rooms. Fitzroy Island weddings are absolutely unforgettable, and Fitzroy Island will create memories to last a lifetime. Pure tropical island magic…



Fitzroy Island Resort offers guests the opportunity to intimately discover the magic of the Great Barrier Reef Australia. The turquoise ocean waters offer a tantalizing invitation to explore their mysterious depths which are alive with corals and marine life. The emeralds of the ancient tropical rainforest are remarkable, home to a prolific endemic population of forest birds, tree snakes, lizards and butterflies. The elusive musky rat kangaroo can be spotted at dawn or dusk, and the startling white sulphur-crested cockatoos are a glorious contrast against the rich greens of the island forest.



Fitzroy Island is a piece of pure island magic, showcasing Mother Nature at her very finest. Fitzroy Island Resort allows guests to discover this island paradise while not compromising on exquisite luxury. Fitzroy Island Resort is truly where island dreams become reality….



Fitzroy Island Resort Functions


There is no better location for a function or conference than Fitzroy Island Australia. Fitzroy Island Resort offers three dedicated function spaces on the second level of the resort, boasting striking views of the tropical rainforest or Coral Ocean. The three function venues – the Rainforest Room, Solana Room or Welcome Bay Room – are technologically sophisticated and boast chic style and a unique brand of island sophistication. Combined, the Rainforest Room and Solana Room provide capacity for 110 delegates’ theatre style, and the Welcome Bay Room is ideal for 220 guests theatre style.



The Welcome Bay Room is a large and stylish venue, boasting a private wrap-around veranda that overlooks the Coral Ocean. The large outdoor veranda is ideal for pre or post event cocktails and canapés. Incentive groups and conference delegates will be delighted with Fitzroy Island Resort 4 ½ star accommodation, excellent resort facilities and unforgettable tropical island location. For more information on conferences and functions at Fitzroy Island Resort, consult with the conferencing specialists on conferences incentives & accommodation specialists.

Fitzroy Island Resort Weddings


There is simply nothing more romantic than exchanging nuptials on the golden shores of an island beach. Fitzroy Island is the perfect backdrop for the most special of days. The sun-burnt beaches of Fitzroy Island ooze exotic romance, and exchanging nuptials with the ocean gently lapping at feet and the sea breeze rustling through the hair is simply divine. The rich dense tropical rainforest provides a contrasting location to exchange wedding vows, and the ancient forest adds a mystical and awe-inspiring element to any ceremony.



Wedding receptions are unforgettable at Fitzroy Island Resort whether they be informal cocktail functions for 250 in the Welcome Bay Room or more intimate affairs poolside. After the ceremony and the reception, Fitzroy Island Resort is the perfect honeymoon destination. Exquisite resort accommodation and a spectacular island location make Fitzroy Island Resort a honeymoon destination designed to delight…



For more information on weddings at Fitzroy Island Resort consult with a dedicated wedding specialist by visiting weddings in cairns and the tropical north queensland region.

Fitzroy Island - Great Barrier Reef


Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise floating atop the calm warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef Australia. Located only 29 km off the coast of Cairns, this tropical island paradise is easily accessible for short or long stays. Fitzroy Island is a large and unique continental island featuring distinctive granite outcrops, open woodlands, tropical rainforest and mangroves. A golden ribbon of beach encircles this tropical island paradise, complete with fringing coral reef.



There is an abundance of exotic wildlife that call Fitzroy Island home, including vibrant forest birds and seabirds, butterflies, tree snakes, lizards and small marsupials. The surrounding ocean is home to a diverse array of marine life including hard and soft corals, vivid reef fish, sea turtles, dugongs and migrating humpback whales.



There are numerous ways to explore and enjoy the island including a range of bushwalking tracks that meander throughout this tropical island paradise. The walking tracks twist and turn through the dense tropical forest or follow the sun-drenched shores of Fitzroy’s coastline. Kayaking around the island is the perfect way to discover the hidden coves and caves and Little Fitzroy Island – a small island floating just offshore Fitzroy Island.



Fitzroy Island has a vast and rich colonial and indigenous history, the remanents of which can still be appreciated and enjoyed by holiday makers. A lighthouse was built on Fitzroy Island in 1943 after several ships were wrecked off the coast, the ruins of which are nestled in the tropical rainforest. This lighthouse was replaced in 1973, and was fully operational until 1992. The lighthouse and lighthouse keepers’ cottages are available for guests to explore, a rich look in the colonial history of Tropical North Queensland Australia.



Gorgeous tropical beaches and vibrant rainforest are what make Fitzroy Island so alluring, and Fitzroy Island Resort is the ideal base to explore this exotic island paradise. Perfect for family vacations, romantic couples’ getaways or incentive and conference groups, Fitzroy Island Resort is pure holiday magic atop the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef Australia.



Paradise has a name...Fitzroy Island Resort Great Barrier Reef

Location


Fitzroy Island is easily accessible, only a short 45 minute ferry trip from Cairns. Fitzroy Island is located 29 km south east of Cairns, Queensland. Fitzroy Island ferries depart Cairns daily from A Finger at 8:30 am 11:00 am & 1:30 pm return at 09:30 am, 12:15 pm & 5:00 pm. Ask our reservations staff to book your Fitzroy Island ferry transfer when making accommodation reservations.

  • Return fares for resort guests are $78 per adult & $39 for children (Subject to Change)



  • Please check updates as schedules and prices may change from the above. 



Deal of the Month

Was $1,443
Now $873
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Great Barrier Reef Ultimate 3 Night Island Package

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25-Sep-17 to 31-Mar-18

 Green Island Resort Australia is located on a tropical island paradise just waiting to be discovered…enjoy pristine tropical beaches and lush tropical rainforest while holidaying in five star resort accommodation. Green Island Resort and Spa is a tranquil holiday sanctuary, ideal for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or family holiday. Come discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at Green Island Resort.



As guests of Green Island Resort, you receive Complimentary return catamaran transfers from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, complimentary sunset drinks, glass bottom boat tour, rainforest and guided evening nature walks, fish feeding presentation daily, snorkelling equipment and most non-motorised beach activities such as kayaking, beach volleyball and windsurfing.



Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Getaway 3 Night Package Enjoy 3 Nights with FREE Buffet Breakfast Daily and a BONUS Outer Barrier Reef Trip for 2 including Lunch, Snorkelling & Semi-submersible tour! From $873 per person twin share.  BOOK NOW! 

Accommodation at Green Island Resort


Green Island Eco-Resort offers five star holiday accommodation on the Great Barrier Reef Australia. There are two styles of resort accommodation at Green Island Resort – the Reef Suites and the Island Suites. Attention to detail is paramount at Green Island Resort and Spa, and indulgent inclusions such as high quality linens and gorgeous soft furnishings feature throughout the guest rooms.



All Accommodation at Green Island Resort boast a range of five star facilities including:

  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fans

  • FREE in house movies

  • Bathrobes

  • Direct dial ISD/STD telephones

  • Mini bar and refrigerator


  • Tea and coffee making facilities




Complimentary Activities -

      * Return Catamaran transfers

      * Complimentary Sunset Drink

      * Glass Bottom Boat Tour

      * Rainforest guided evening nature walks

      * Fish Feeding presentation daily

      * Snorkelling Equipment

      * Non-motorised beach activities, such as kayaking, windsurfing


Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Getaway 3 Night Package Enjoy 3 Nights with FREE Buffet Breakfast Daily and a BONUS Outer Barrier Reef Trip for 2 including Lunch, Snorkelling & Semi-submersible tour! From $873 per person twin share.  BOOK NOW! 



Family Offer - Up to 2 Children (up to 14yrs) stay FREE using existing bedding in Island Suite Twin (2 Double Beds).  Book your Family Island Holiday here


Island Suites – are gorgeous guest suites that offer 56 sq m of luxury.  Choose from a King Bed or two Double Beds with some Island Suites are interconnecting or adjoining. The Island Suites are ‘hotel style’ accommodation, featuring casual interiors that flow onto a private balcony complete with outdoor furnishings. Each Island Suite boasts a large bath and separate rain shower. One Island Suite features disability facilities. Green Island Suites are perfect for two adults, or a family of 2 Adults & 2 Children (up to 14yrs) sharing two double beds.



Reef Suites - are beautifully appointed split level guest rooms that span 66 sq m. Each Reef Suite at Green Island Resort and Spa boasts a large king bed, the ideal location to enjoy lazy tropical sleep-ins. The lounge area is spacious and modern, boasting sensational rainforest or swimming pool views. The interiors are fresh and modern, offering polished wooden floorboards that sweep through the stylish interiors. A large private balcony is the ideal location to enjoy the unique tropical island milieu, nestled under the shade of the rainforest canopy. Each Reef Suite at Green Island Resort and Spa boasts a large plunge bath and separate rain shower. Green Island Reef Suites accommodate two guests in comfort.



Green Island Resort boasts a plethora of five star resort facilities, designed to delight both most active and inactive amongst us. Whether it’s lazing by a private resort swimming pool, luxuriating in Green Islands destination Day Spa or scuba diving off the waters of the Great Barrier Reef – Green Island has the activity to suit.

Complimentary Green Island Resort Guest Activities…


Guided Evening Nature Walks - Join a Green Island naturalist on a guided walk around the Island; choose from either an underwater observatory walk or a ghost crab beach walk. Make sure to bring the yellow flash light from your room so you can spot the critters hidden in a blanketed night sky. This tour departs nightly at 9:00 and is complimentary for resort guests.



Fish Feeding - At 5:00pm each evening find your way to the Jetty for nightly fish feeding. Watch as enormous tropical fish surge to the top of the water for their nightly feed. Fish feeding is complimentary for resort guests.



Sunset Drinks - Sunset Drinks are nightly at 5:30 at the Beach Hire Shop. Included for all hotel guests is free sparkling wine and fruit juice.



Beach Volleyball- Play a game of volleyball right on the sandy Green Island Beach with staff or friends.



Self Guided Island Walks - Self guided island walks are available anytime you feel like discovering the islands network of trails. Walk from the beach through the National Park and discover over 120 different species including grasses, palms, scramblers, trees and vines and several native Australian birds and animals. The 15 hectare Island takes about 45 minutes to walk around depending on your discoveries on the way.

Water Based Activities…


Snorkelling - Snorkel hire (mask and fins) is available complimentary for guests at the Beach Hire Shop. Snorkel just off the beach and you will see hundreds of colourful tropical fish including the infamous Nemo clown fish. Snorkelling is best on the western side of the island by the Jetty although the waters here are deeper than just off the beach. For an additional fee go on a guided snorkelling tour; take a short boat trip to deeper waters with professional crew and see more varieties of marine life and corals.



Glass Bottom Boat Tours - From Green Island aboard a glass bottom boat and view the coral reefs, fish and ocean floor without getting wet. Glass bottom boats are great for children or those who can’t swim. Glass Bottom Boat Tours are complimentary for resort guests.



Windsurfing, surf skis, and canoes - These are all provided free of charge for resort guests. Explore the waters on any of these challenging water toys.

Optional Island Activities…


Scuba Diving - Introductory scuba diving can be done in the resort pool to help you get used to breathing underneath the water. From there move to some special learning sites offshore with professional certified scuba dive instructors. For PADI certified scuba-diving head further out to specialty selected sites for experienced divers. (Fees Apply)



Marineland Melanesia - This exciting crocodile and marine life habitat centre is Green Island’s most fascinating attraction! Guided tours are available for groups or else just wander to the Marine Park yourself. At 10:30 and 1:45 there is a crocodile show each day. Be amazed as the daring crocodile handler feeds the powerful salt water crocodile Cassius, the largest captive salt water croc in the world! Handle a young crocodile and take a photo to show all your friends and family back at home. Also at Marineland Melanesia you will find Papua New Guinean Carvings and Tribal Art, Old-Restored Marine Artefacts and Stationary Engines, Colourful Marine Aquariums and Giant Marine Turtles that have been rescued and are being re-habilitated. (Fees apply)



Full Day Tour to The Great Barrier Reef for Snorkellers and Scuba Divers- Board a large high-speed catamaran for a day on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Your boat will depart from Green Island at 11:30 and you will arrive at The Great Adventures Pontoon for nearly four hours of activities. There is an extensive buffet lunch served on the pontoon at 1:00. Other included activities on the Great Adventures Pontoon include: an underwater observatory, snorkelling equipment, semi-submersible marine tours, scuba-doo adventure (scooter riding on the ocean floor), sea-walker (a great way to see the reef for non swimmers or those that don’t want to get their hair wet- walk on a railing with a oxygen dome placed over your head- get up close and personal with some fish and other marine life!), introductory scuba dives or certified PADI scuba dives. The Great Adventures Pontoon has change rooms with fresh towels, toilettes and coin operated lockers. The catamaran leaves the pontoon at 3:30, you will arrive back at Green Island at approximately 4:30.



Semi-submarine- Submerge beneath the ocean’s surface and discover the enchanted underwater world beneath!



Seawalker - Another great option for non swimmers who are curious to explore the depths of the Great Barrier Reef. An oxygenated dome is placed overtop of your head allowing you to breath normally and effortlessly. You will be guided along an underwater platform while being supervised by several professionally trained dive instructors. With the offering of some food, fish of all sizes and types will swim all around you; a great way to see the reef without even getting your hair wet! (Fees apply)



Helicopter Flights - Helicopter Flights are another must-do while staying on Green Island. You haven’t seen the Great Barrier Reef until you have seen if from above. Soak in the immensity of the world’s largest living organism! Spot whales, turtles, sharks and dolphins from the sky!



Parasailing- Fly overtop of the reef in a parasail. Adventure seekers will love the feeling of weightlessly being suspended overtop of the tropical waters.

Green Island Oiled Massage Salon…


A visit to Green Island’s Massage Salon goes simultaneously hand in hand with a visit to Green Island. For the ultimate in relaxations, enjoy one of the signature massage Oil, Shiatsu or Reflexoloy. The Green Island Oiled Massage Salon uses only pure Australian golden jojoba oil as the base oil, blended with your choice of aromatic oils to tailor your massage experience and to radiate and refresh your mind, body and soul. Choose your treatment location; enjoy your spa treatment in the privacy of your own room, in a pool-side rainforest setting, or in a comfortable treatment room. Choose from one of the following spa treatments:

  • Full Body Massage

  • Back Massage

  • Foot Massage - Reflexology

  • Oil Shiatsu Massages

  • Head Shiatsu

  • Hot Stones



Dining on Green Island Resort…


Green Island Resort, Australia has several dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Emerald’s Restaurant- At Emerald’s Restaurant on Green Island, fresh local produce is prepared to create mouth watering dishes. Sit indoors or outside on their alfresco terrace, the restaurant features stylish table settings and beautiful polished floor boards. Taste some of Australia’s freshest seafood like mud crab, crayfish, clams, mussels, moreton bay bugs and prawns. If you don’t have a taste for seafood try some fresh cut meats and tasty pasta dishes. Emerald’s Restaurant has an extensive wine list and is also open for breakfast and lunch.



The Canopy Grill- The Canopy Grill on Green Island has an extensive barbeque lunch buffet daily or outdoor dining under the rainforest canopy from 9:30am to 4:00pm. The Canopy Grill specialises in burgers & fries, salads and wraps.



Beach Dining- Beach Dining on Green Island is also available. Enjoy a freshly cooked barbeque with seafood and local Atherton Tablelands produce while watching a sultry tropical sunset. Beach Dining is available for couples or groups and of course is weather dependent.



Lite Bites Ice Cream Parlour- Lite Bites Ice Cream Parlour is a favourite amongst the kids. Enjoy several flavours of ice-cream and cool off from the tropical sun.



Reflections Pool Bar- Reflections Pool Bar is located right beside the public guest pool. Have a freshly prepared cocktail or try a pre-made margarita or daiquiri. Local and imported beers and wines as well as soft drinks and juice are also available. There is also a snack bar menu here that is different to The Canopy Grill.

Day Visitors to Green Island…


If you can’t manage to stay overnight on Green Island there are full and half day options to visit this Island of the Great Barrier Reef. Come to the island via a boat, helicopter or seaplane (see below) and utilise the day guest facilities on the island. Most package tours of Green Island have the option of either snorkelling equipment or a glass bottom boat tour. Day guests can use any of the restaurant and bar facilities as well as the resorts heated pool. All other activities are an additional charge.

Getting to Green Island…


There are three ways you can get to Green Island: By boat, by helicopter and by seaplane.

By Boat: Boats depart from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal (where Spence Street meets the Esplanade). Boats depart at 8:30, 10:30 and 1:00pm. It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to Green Island by boat.



By Helicopter: Helicopter Scenic Flights to Green Island leave daily from the Pier Helicopter Pad (located at the Pier Shopping Centre on the esplanade). Flights depart throughout the day, subject to demand and availability.



Green Island’s beautiful beaches are recognised as amongst the best in Far Northern Queensland, having recently won two awards in the annual Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Beach Challenge – “Cleanest Beach” and the “Resource Recovery Award” (2008). Green Island beaches are postcard perfect, offering an exotic tropical paradise to explore and discover.



Green Island in Australia is known to be the home to 120 native plant species that have been placed here by the tradewinds and the myriad of birdlife that make their way to this tropical Island. This Island of the Great Barrier Reef is surrounded by magnificent coral gardens both close to the Island and for the adventurous scuba diver a short boat ride into deeper waters for more vibrant coral colours and marine life. Green Island is around 6000 years old and was formed by a build up of sand sediments, animal and coral deposits to above sea level and it takes around 45 minutes to walk around the Island and discover its hidden coves and beaches.

Climate on Green Island…


Green Island experiences two seasons; the tropical Summer and the tropical Winter season. During the tropical Winter (May-November) mornings can be as cool as 10 degrees where afternoons generally top 28-30 degrees. Water temperatures are cooler at this time of year anywhere from 15- 20 degrees. If it rains it is usually in the evenings A great time of year for Whale watching.



During the tropical Summer (December-April) temperatures stay between 25-32 degrees. Tropical Summers have slightly higher humidity than tropical Winters and have frequent late afternoon/evening thunderstorms which are very welcome and usually gone the next morning. These balmy tropical evenings are just perfect to escape the European or North American winters. The water temperatures at this time of year are just a perfect 26 to 28 degrees so swimming, sailing and snorkelling are the activities of choice everyday.

More Information on Green Island…


What makes Green Island unique from all other Islands of The Great Barrier Reef (and there are 300 of them) is the dense rainforest which covers the Island. This lush tropical rainforest has over 120 native plants and is full of colourful birds and other Australian wildlife. Amongst the rainforest is a five star resort, hidden from the rest of the island and luxuriously appointed for the discerning traveller. Green Island also has several eateries including Emeralds Restaurant which features award winning tropical cuisine, The Canopy Grill where you can grab a quick burger and fries, Lite Bites Ice Cream Parlour for a refreshing ice cream cone, Reflections Bar which features quick snacks and tasty cocktails or else why not enjoy a romantic beachside dinner underneath the stars on Green Island’s sandy coral beach.



In terms of activities there is plenty to do to for everyone, even those who don’t want to get in the water. When staying at Green Island Resort you can enjoy complimentary activities such as: Sunset Drinks, Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Snorkelling Equipment, Guided Evening Nature Walks, Self Guided Island Walks, Fish Feeding, Entry to the Underwater Observatory, Windsurfing, Surf Skis, Canoes, Beach Volleyball and free use of Beach Chairs and Beach Umbrellas (these activities are not complimentary for day visitors). Other activities available for an additional fee include: Treatments at the Club Spa Massage & Beauty Parlour, Introductory and Certified PADI Scuba Diving, Snorkel Tours, Outer Barrier Reef Day Tour, Parasailing, Helicopter Scenic Flight, Seaplane Scenic Flight, Sea Walker Helmet Diving and Marineland Melanesia (where you can view a giant salt water crocodile and other marine life!). On the island there are also a few beach shops with bathing suits, sarongs and souvenirs; there are also day facilities with showers, change rooms and storage lockers.

Conferences and Functions on Green Island…


Hold your function, meeting or conference on Green Island. What a wonderful incentive destination to reward aspiring staff. The Green Island Resort is perfect for small executive meetings. The board-room can seat 20 delegates and the theatre can hold up to 40. Pre and post conference briefings can be planned incorporating a range of fun team building activities. The beautiful resort hotel and pristine island is a desirable place for all and a perfect place to motivate and reward your employees.

Weddings on Green Island…


Hold your dream wedding on the tropical sands of Green Island Beach. Say your vows as the pristine blue coral waters calmly lap the beaches golden sands. Imagine sharing your special day with several friends and family in the tropical island paradise, on one of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef! Your wedding reception can be held around the shimmering swimming pool or perhaps lit up by tiki torch lights underneath a rainforest canopy filtering the lights of the moon and stars. Guests can stay in the luxurious five star Green Island Resort and spend their days learning and exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

Tours and activities on Green Island…


There is so much to do on and around Green Island that a one day visit simply isn’t long enough. Whether you are a water enthusiast, a non-swimmer, a small child or a child at heart there is something for you to do!

Green Island really is GREEN…


The Green Island Resort prides itself in being “green by name… green by nature”, therefore several environmental efforts have been initiated to operate in a sustainable manner. The Green Island Resort has its Australian Advanced Eco-Certification and is setting benchmarks in Australia’s Tourism and Hospitality Industry for sustainable and environmentally friendly operations. The following are some of the eco-sensitive measures that Green Island Resort takes to ensure environment is the first priority. In the construction of the resort there was a consorted effort to keep the natural environment well intact, little vegetation was cleared and boardwalks were built to avoid damage to plants and foliage. The resort was built around large trees, encompassing the trees into the natural design. None of the resort’s buildings protrude above the rainforest canopy, keeping a natural camouflaged presence. A desalination plant was built in 2001 that produces 55,000 litres of freshwater daily; this ensures that the islands underground water is not disturbed. The resort was built without gutters so the natural rainwater can fall on the surrounding foliage to replenish the moisture levels to the islands vegetation. In terms if sewage, the resort has one of the most sophisticated tertiary sewage plants in Australia. The resort’s power supply is provided by four diesel generators that are enclosed in a sound proof building to prevent noise pollution; these generators serve another purpose of heating water in the cooler months. The waste produced on Green Island is barged back to the mainland and materials are re-used and recycled at all costs. Green Island Resort has been awarded several awards commemorating its innovative waste management systems including the winner of Australia’s Cleanest Beach Challenge, a Resource Conservation Award and a Waste Management Award.

A bit about the history of Green Island…


This beautiful coral island in the Great Barrier Reef has a unique and interesting history. Over 6000 years old, this charming little Island was made up of sand sediments and coral deposits gradually building up until it reached the size it is today. From there winds and birds carried seeds to Green Island creating the start of the vegetated rainforest we see today. Before white-man discovered Green Island, the island was home to Australian native aboriginals who used the island as a fishing base and also as a ceremonial site where men were initiated. In 1770 Captain James Cook discovered Green Island and named the island after the chief astronomer and observer on his ship, Charles Green. A sea cucumber smoking station was the first industry that presented itself on Green Island in 1857. After years of occasional pleasure cruising to Green Island the Hayes Family started a regular ferry service between Cairns and Green Island in 1924. Declared a National Park in 1948 Green Island was home to many ‘firsts’ in terms of marine-life activities. Green Island had the first ever glass bottom boat, one of the first underwater observatories, one of the first semi-submarines and the first island-based movie theatre in the world. The Great Barrier Reef was declared a National Marine Park in 1974 and following this a brand new eco-friendly resort replaced the other two resorts that had existed previously.
Cairns Holiday Specialists

Cairns Islands and Resorts

Cairns is recognised as one of the world’s best holiday destinations for guests that have the life-long desire to swim, snorkel and scuba dive amongst brilliant coral and colourful marine life. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a “World Heritage” listed icon and is the world’s largest reef structure spanning approximately 2300 km or 1300 miles of ocean from Bundaberg in southern Queensland to Papua New Guinea which is located past the northern tip of Australia and covers an area of around 35 million hectares.

The Great Barrier Reef is said to be host to around 450 types of corals, 1500 types of fish and 4000 types of molluscs and it is also said that there are more different species of animals and plants in a cubic metre of the Great Barrier Reef than in any other environment in the world so no wonder absolutely millions of visitors flock to Cairns each year for their holidays to see this world re-known icon!

Currently there are two holiday resort Islands that lay off the city of Cairns and they are Green Island and Fitzroy Island.

Green Island Resort

Green Island is home to the closest island resort to the mainland and is just a relaxing 45 or 90 minute cruise (dependant on the boat booked) or 27 km (16 miles) from the Reef Fleet Terminal in Cairns. This island resort is managed by the Quicksilver Group of Companies and offers 46 suites nestled amongst the rainforest canopy perfectly secluded from the islands day visitor facilities for total peace and privacy.

Green Island is a coral cay that has been built up over millions of years by the movement of sand and the oceans currents building up layers of old coral and sand together that birds get drawn to for rest stops on their journeys over the ocean. As they rest here they also contribute to the formation of the island as their droppings help cement the sand together and also help to provide nutrients and seeds to grow the rainforest that inhabits this beautiful island that visitors enjoy today.

This resort island is around 12 ha or 30 acres in size with a total circumference of 1.6 km so it’s an easy walk for everyone if you want to explore the whole island in a morning or afternoon. An absolute must do when on Green Island is to book a private dinner for two on the beachfront to watch the sun set behind the mountain ranges of Cairns, it is absolutely gorgeous. For some private time and an adventure you can also have the resort pack you a picnic to take to the other side of the island for a day of swimming and snorkelling.

Facilities at Green Island resort are a 24 hour reception, a private guest swimming pool. Emeralds restaurant and bar, a day spa, a guest lounge with board games, books, videos, daily newspapers and a play station. Internet access in the guest lounge and a tour desk service for booking your outer Great Barrier Reef snorkelling trips, scuba diving tours or helicopter scenic flights.

As a guest at Green Island Resort you have the complimentary use of the following

  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided night nature walks
  • Fish feeding presentation daily on the jetty
  • Wind surfers, surf ski and canoes
  • Beach volleyball
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • A welcome sunset drink

Other optional activities at your expense

  • Introductory and certified scuba diving
  • Outer Barrier Reef snorkel and scuba diving tour
  • Helicopter and Seaplane scenic flights
  • Seawalker Helmut diving
  • Marineland Melanesia Aquarium, Museum and Crocodile habitat
  • The Day Spa facilities

Keep an eye out for a bargain holiday at the Green Island Resort and Spa on the Cairns Holiday deals website.

Fitzroy Island

To reach Fitzroy Island you need to pre-book a boat from the Cairns Marlin Marina and sit back and relax on the sixty minute journey to your tropical island hideaway. Fitzroy Island has a total land area of 838 acres and 796 of that being protected National Park that is great for those that like hiking up steep mountains.

There is a great walk to test your endurance that will take you up to the highest vantage point where you can take a peek at the historic lighthouse on the eastern end of the island. Once you have conquered that you can then climb right up to the islands summit for a bird’s eye view across the Great Barrier Reef.

The coral reef surrounding Fitzroy Island is called fringing reef and is home to a huge array of marine life like turtles and dugongs. Whilst on Fitzroy Island you may sign up for introductory scuba diving lessons, hire snorkelling gear, rent some see thru kayaks, or book for an informative Glass Bottom Boat tour that takes you farther out to the reef to see all of the colourful coral and the reef fish.

Fitzroy Islands resorts guest facilities include a restaurant, a swimming pool and spa, a swim up pool bar, a cinema, a kid’s games room and a play room. If you are looking for a snack like some chocolate or an ice-cream you can call into the Pacific Islands Trading Store which is open for Fitzroy Island guests and day trippers.

For some fun and entertainment the islands nightclub Foxy’s Bar and Café offer live entertainment most weekends with a casual café style food menu as another dining option.

The Fitzroy Island resort is a luxury 4.5 star resort that comprises of studio rooms, ocean suites, two bedroom apartments and beach side cabins.

Cairns Holiday Deals regularly has great package rates on offer for this island resort so check back frequently to find a bargain for your self.


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