Fitzroy Island is one of the many islands in the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef area. The island is easily accessible from Cairns, but is especially popular among locals for its quiet environment and natural wonders. From coral reefs teeming with colorful fish to rainforests that have retained their prehistoric nature, this is an attractive resort island where you can enjoy both the ocean and the mountains.
Cairns, a flourishing city on the east coast of Australia in northern Queensland, is the gateway to two World Natural Heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef area, and the world's oldest tropical rainforest. The city has a laid-back atmosphere with palm trees lining the seafront, and in addition to fashionable hotels and restaurants, there are many attractive spots such as a zoo where you can hold koalas and a market with a wide variety of souvenirs.