Fitzroy Island Summit Track


Track to the summit of Fitzroy Island with fantastic 360 degree views at the top. It’s a 3.6km return track (269m) and requires moderate level of fitness due to steepness. Track is located within Fitzroy Island National Park.

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Getting there:

This is a 3.6 km return summit track located in the Fitzroy Island National Park which is a 45 minute boat ride from Cairns. It ascends to 269m and the summit can be reached from two different directions. You can take the track towards the lighthouse route and turn off towards the summit at 1.6 kms or commence the trail from the other side starting in the camping area. It can be walked in either direction.  

Route/Trail notes:

The track can be quite steep and rough in certain areas due to boulders but has fantastic views along the trail and 360 degree view of the island from the summit. The ascent and descent along the trail takes you through woodland before reaching the summit or camp grounds at the bottom. Allow 2.5 hours to complete. 

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Challenging walk in 40 degree heat but definitely worth it for it's amazing views along the trail and at the top of the summit. Steep in certain areas. Took 1.5 hours to complete at a moderate pace.

Srna on 27 Nov, 2018


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