ISLANDS OFF CAIRNS
We have listed
3 of Cairns' major Islands.
Fitzroy Island, Green Island, Lizard Island.
Some of the islands provide accommodation and all sorts of activities.
Fitzroy Island is 25 km
from the Cairns
mainland. This beautiful 339 hectares of
unspoiled region is a rainforest National
Park. Daily catamaran ser
vices run from Cairns.
Scuba dive, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, stroll the beautiful white sandy beaches or just relax.
Did you know:
That Fitzroy Island
was named by James Cook during his
voyage back in 1770.
Green Island: is part of a protected Marine Park and is surrounded by the beautiful Rainforest and Coral Reef. This 15 hectare Island is a 45 minute cruise from the Cairns mainland. Snorkel or Scuba dive among the marine life or view it from a glass bottom boat or semi-submersible. Showers, change rooms, shops and beach hire equipment are available. Relax on the beach or stroll through the National Park.
Green Island Cruises are popular, Big Cat cruises from Cairns daily. The accommodation at Green Island is a Luxury Resort with all the modern facilities.
Lizard Island: 240km off the Cairns mainland it is Australia's furthermost island. This 1000 hectare rainforest clad Island was in 1939 declared a National Park. Daily flights from Cairns connect to this secluded, picturesque Island retreat which has resort style accommodation.
Facilities include Snorkelling, motorised dinghies, deep sea diving, fishing bush walking and glass bottom boat. The Island has a
research station. Campers must obtain a permit from The National Parks & Wildlife Service Cairns.
Did you know:
The first European to explore Lizard island was Lt. Captain
James Cook. He anchored in one of the bays where he then climbed to the top of a hill (now known as Cook's Look ) to survey a suitable safe passage away from the Island. James Cook anchored in one of the bays where he then climbed to the top of a hill (now known as Cook's Look) to survey a suitable safe passage away from the Island.
Islands Off Cairns Australia