Is it safe to swim at Fitzroy Island?

Is it safe to swim at Fitzroy Island?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 10/14/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Fitzroy Island is one of Tropical North Queensland’s paradisiacal wonderlands.

Kayaks on Fitzroy Island

This vast and vibrant outpost is full of stunning beaches, colourful coral reefs and luscious rainforests, making it a place that perfectly encapsulates the sun and serenity of this exuberant part of Australia!

The waters of Fitzroy Island are calm and tranquil, making it an ideal place to have a dip, a dive or even a snorkel below the water’s surface. There are plenty of world famous beaches where you can laze about before cooling off in the turquoise waters, refreshing your senses and invigorating your spirit on this colourful island paradise.

Let’s take a deeper look into the island’s natural splendour and why it’s the perfect place for everything North Queensland: sun, sand and snorkelling…

Hang out at Nudey Beach

Don’t worry, Nudey Beach isn’t actually a nudey beach (though sorry to disappoint those who thought it was), but it is easily ranked among one of Australia’s most sublime shorelines. Traverse ancient rainforests to find yourself on this most delightful stretch of coastline, where white sandy beaches lead out to the island’s famed coralised waters.

This is the place where you really want to find yourself having that all-important Fitzroy Island swim – it’s simply divine!

It’s a diver’s paradise

Fitzroy Island is situated bang in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, so why shouldn’t it be a place where divers and snorkellers flock to see some of the world’s most diverse and vibrant sea life?

Divers and snorkellers rejoice in the opportunity to spy amazing sea turtles, clownfish, manta rays and reef sharks in their element, and for these reasons alone it is truly one of the most sought-after spots to get down below the water on the unforgettable Great Barrier Reef.

Hike & swim in the one sitting

Fitzroy Island is big, really big, and with its grandeur comes some of the Great Barrier Reef’s best hiking opportunities. The Nudey Beach trail is perfect for combining both tropical splendour with refreshing, cobalt waters, whilst the Secret Garden Track is as tranquil as any nature hike can get anywhere in the world…

Fitzroy Island encapsulates everything that makes a trip to Tropical North Queensland so wonderful. You will have time to swim, hike, dive and chill at some of the world’s most immaculate, untouched tropical splendour – it’s all about chilling and taking it all in on Fitzroy Island!

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.