#10 Are you more Green or Fitzroy?
You are in Cairns for a few days on holidays and you won’t probably have the time to visit all the beautiful islands of the Great Barrier Reef that Tropical North Queensland has to offer, that’s why I’m here to help you out planning your itinerary ;-)
Cairns is known to be the getaway to the GBR, less than 2 hours by boat and you can scuba dive or snorkel this natural wonder. Good if you have time for 2 day trip minimum.
But if you are short on time, 2 beautiful little islands, Green and Fitzroy are less than 1 hour away from Cairns. This would be the best options. As they are truly Paradise to me (and very special environmental places), I strongly recommend you to visit at least one once you are in the region.
Here I help you to make your choice :-)
This is the 1st Island National Park
- Glass bottom boat
- Helicopter Tour
- Crocodile Park
- Swimming pool
- SeaWalker (= $160 - unique experience! more infos and pics on my Facebook page)
1 Environmentally sustainable Resort
National Park ?
Who goes there?
What to do?
Eat & Drink
Tropical rainforest / Woodland / Stones
Sand Island with Tropical rainforest
Main and Nudey Beach (the poscard one!)
All along the island:
20 min walk around the island
I advice you to walk through the National Park walk and find more quiet beach
Good place, better in the morning or at high tide. Not crowded
Lots of fish and Turtles
Best spot: around the jetty
International Tourists /
Asian people love it
For those who want to experience the reef and have a full on experience
More domestic Tourists /
Locals love it
For those who want a quiet and paradisiacal gateway
- Glass bottom boat
- Sea trampoline
- Stand up paddle
- Great Summit Walk (lighthouse, rainforest, woodland...)
- Turltles rehab center
- Foxy’s Bar cafe terrace with beach view
- At the resort
Multiple shops, restaurants, bars...
Green Buffet (quick and easy option)
1 Brand new resort
with luxury 5 star standards
Very handy for one day trip
(you can see it all)
Stunning Nudey Beach
So have you made up your mind?
I would say that there is not a better one, both are quite special and very different actually! It’s up to what you want to experience!
But if you fancy having a romantically getaway or simply enjoy a beautiful postcard island, then go to Fitzroy!
It is as easy as that.