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"1. 8:00 AM - Departure: Begin your day with an early departure from Cairns. Catch the ferry to Fitzroy Island, ensuring you have essentials like sunscreen, hat, and comfortable footwear. 2. 9:00 AM Arrive at Fitzroy Island and start your day with a stroll along the Welcome Bay. Take in the breathtaking views and get acquainted with the island's natural beauty. Late Morning: 3. 10:00 AM - Snorkeling Adventure: Dive into the crystal-clear waters for a snorkeling adventure. Explore the vibrant coral reefs and encounter the rich marine life. Snorkel gear is readily available for rent on the island. Lunchtime: 4. 12:00 PM - Picnic or Island Cafe: Enjoy a picnic on the beach with packed snacks or head to the island's café for a delicious lunch. Revel in the tropical ambiance and recharge for the afternoon. Afternoon: 5. 1:30 PM - Summit Track Hike: Embark on the Summit Track hike. This moderately challenging trail takes you through lush rainforest to the island's summit, offering panoramic views of the Great Barrier Reef. 3:30 PM - Nudey Beach Relaxation: Unwind at Nudey Beach, renowned for its pristine white sands. Bask in the sun, swim in the turquoise waters, or take a leisurely walk along the shore. Evening: 7. 5:30 PM - Return Ferry: Catch the late afternoon ferry back to Cairns, reminiscing about your day filled with island adventures. 7:00 PM - Dinner in Cairns: Conclude your Fitzroy Island escapade with a delightful dinner at one of Cairns' waterfront restaurants, savoring the flavors of the region. This itinerary offers a perfect balance of exploration, relaxation, and adventure on Fitzroy Island. Adjust the timings based on your preferences and the ferry schedule."
"Then close to Cairns you can find Fitzroy Island. It’s an about 45 min ferry ride. The island itself is not to big and easy to explore in one day but still you could come back and find new things. There are two hikes which take about 2 to 3 hours each. If you’re not a hiking person you can relax on the beach, go snorkeling or hire a kajak. If you’re into hiking I would definitely recommend the summit hike as the view from the top is rather breathtaking. You have almost a 360 degree lookout where you can look down on the forest the Harbour of the island and obviously the sea. Good to know: on the ferry ride you might see some whales or dolphins"
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"Fitzroy island is a 45 minute boat trip from Cairns. This island is the perfect place for snorkelling and seeing all the different types of sea life. If you prefer being on the move, they are plenty of walking tracks across the island to explore it a bit more"
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