One of Fitzroy Islands greatest attibutes is it's beaches. The first thing you'll notice as you approach Fitzroy Island is another of its great attributes and that is its lush, vibrant, and dense rainforest. With several trails coursing their way through it, the rainforest can be explored by anyone and really adds to the experience of visiting the island. It is full of a good diversity of plant life as well as numerous bird species and other wildlife. The island is not big so exploring it all doesn't take too long (a few hours at most). The beauty of the island is having the rainforest and beaches within steps of each other.
Try to go on one of the nature walks on Fitzroy Island (self-guided). Do not go in the middle of the day when the sun is at its hottest. My suggestion is to start early, take a hat, lots of water and your camera. The views from walking up the mountain (?) are brilliant. Just give yourself plenty of time as they take between 45 minutes, up to a couple of hours depending on which one you choose (there are 3 or 4 different paths).
This is definitely one of the best activities you can do on Fitzroy Island and no experience is necessary. The kayak is two-man, and you kayak around Fitzroy Island, stopping at Little Fitzroy Island; for lunch, a snorkel and a climb to the top of the island (and on the way down you get to climb through a cave, very cool).
The whole trip takes about 5-6 hours, that includes about an hour on Little Fitzroy Island, and instructions for kayaking before you begin.
Just be sure that you take a hat and plenty of sunscreen, because otherwise you will get seriously burnt.
Well Nudey beach ... The name says it all, but don't be surprised if you don't find nude people over there. There are no nude beaches in Queensland, but this is the only beach that gets away with it. But the most people who visit Nudey beach keep there clothes on.
The beach can be reached after a 1.8 km walk through dense rainforest, but it's worth it, because Nudey beach is the nicest beach on this island. It's mostly a sandy beach where the other beaches are covered with dead coral and that is not so nice for the feet.
I don't have a photo of Nudey Beach but as I said it's nice and sandy and if you don't believe me about the naked people you shall have to see for yourself.
The beaches and surrounding reef of Fitzroy Island offer visitors numerous activities to keep you entertained all day. From the island, you can arrange for SCUBA diving trips, you can go snorkeling, rent windsurfers, catamarans, canoes, you can go out on the glass bottom boat and see the reef in a much drier state, kayak around the island or even jump off a floating trampoline into the clear torquoise water. Whatever your passion is for when visitng a beach, you'll be sure to enjoy yourself here. There is only one drawback and that's the substrate of the beach. It is made up of large pieces of broken coral and not fine sand. As such, I strongly recommend getting some water shoes or the like before heading out to the island. Otherwise, the they are very enjoyable and you won't regret a trip to the island's lovely beaches.
Off to the northern tip of Fitzroy Island lies the tiny island of Little Fitzroy Island. Not much is found there except a small beach and a light house. I did not get to see this island close up, let alone go to it. I do believe that the kayak trip around the island includes a stop on Little Fitzroy Island. That alone is worth the price and will be something I do if and when I go back to Fitzroy Island. You can see Little Fitzroy Island picture here on the left of the picture. The water between the two islands is known as the Gap and is one of several dive spots on the island.
The walk to the lighthouse is an excellent bush walk, the views along the track are very great and you have a steep road that is leading towards a modern build lighthouse. It?s a 3.6 km return walk and if you take time to enjoy the scenery you have to take an 2 hours.
And there are some sidetracks that you can go into so that you can find some hidden places and nice viewpoints. But have enough water with you and keep it safe.
Fitzroy island consists of two little hills covered by rainforest. Here you can have beatyful walks to the nice light-house or to the highest point of the island from where you get an amazing view over the ocean and the reef. There are a few little path to get till there so you can choice two different ways to go and come back.
Other nice paths allow to reach some beautyful charming beaches.
Fitzroy island is plenty of wonderful coral beaches which lay betwwen the sea and the rainforest. Usually they consist in little bays and are mainly made of little rocks and corals tough in some places you can also find thin white sand.
Beaches are interrupted by big stones and little rocky faces.
The island is in the heart of the australian barrier reef so at least doing some snorkeling is a must when coming here. the underwater world is wonderful and it offers a large variety of tropical fishes and great coral formations.
At the resort you can hire all you need for snorkeling and take a boat tour that stops to allow the visitors to make some snorkeling in the wonderful places around the island.