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Fitzroy Island Butterfly Bungalows


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Fitzroy Island Butterfly Bungalows

3 star hotel
Fitzroy Island, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
6 rooms
No Internet

Fitzroy Island Butterfly Bungalows

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • This is a stunning one-to-three night trip, departing from Cairns' Marlin Marina, to beautiful Fitzroy Island - just make your way to the marina and we'll do the rest
  • Feel independent from the hustle and bustle of the main resort while still being close to its fantastic beach and dive center
  • Plunge below the surface of the island's sheltered waters, exploring its fringing reef and abundant marine life
  • Non-divers can snorkel straight off the beach, paddle around in a kayak, or visit the onsite turtle rehabilitation center
  • After an exhilarating dive day, retreat to your bungalow for a BBQ under the stars
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 55%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 55.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Fitzroy Island Butterfly Bungalows

Best dive sites in Cairns

There's too many great dive sites to list across the whole of the Great Barrier Reef! So instead, here's our pick of some of the best ones within reach of Cairns. 

Flynn Reef - A great dive site for a little bit of everything; turtles, parrot fish, clownish and more...

The Cod Hole - One of the most famous, and for good reason, you get to witness giant potato cod feeding!

Osprey Reef - This one is for the adrenaline lovers in search of dozens of white tip reef sharks in a feeding frenzy.

Steve's Bommie - Here you can check out the fish-eating, fiery-colored flame file shell, plus all the other iconic reef fish these reefs are famed for.

Norman Reef - Morey eels, Maori wrasse and giant clams are the regulars at this reef, but visit in mid-winter for the chance to spot minke whales. At night, it's not uncommon to find sleeping sharks in the nearby caves. 

Pixie Pinnacle - Part of the Ribbon Reef System and one of David Attenborough's favourites. Here you can see cod, cucumbers, whitetip sharks and rays in amongst colorful hard and soft corals. 

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What to see

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the ocean's most important natural assets, home to a huge amount of diverse marine life. Look out for butterfly fish, parrot fish, coral trout, clown fish and surgeon fish swimming around the corals. Look closer and you might discover a blue sea slug, mollusc, sea cucumber or sea worm. Gliding through the channels are often green sea turtles or white tip reef sharks, while spinner dolphins dance in the open blue. Get lucky, and you may even see a minke whale or humpback on it's annual migration. 

Dive Center


  • Surrounded by lush rainforest and a calm water beach with its own fringing reef, this dive center has it all
  • Enjoy the best of both worlds with dives around Fitzroy Island and the Outer Great Barrier Reef, and marvel at the abundant marine life and corals
  • Experience a magic night-time excursion in a glass-bottom boat, glide around in a double kayak, or improve your balancing skills on a stand up paddle board
  • Visit the turtle rehabilitation center to see the great work they do


Fitzroy Island Dive Center offers personalized diving and snorkeling on the beautiful Fitzroy Island, only a lazy boat ride away from Cairns.

This PADI dive center offers some of the island's best snorkeling and diving. It is owned and run by one of Cairns’ pioneering reef operators, Cairns Dive Center, who have over 35 years of experience operating on the Great Barrier Reef and exclusive access to some superb dive sites. 

The center is based at an idyllic tropical getaway - you'll be amazed by this hidden gem from the moment you hit the wharf. A full range of water-based activities suitable for all ages and levels are available, from diving and snorkeling to glass-bottom boat rides that even run at night!

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Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Instructor/Idc Course

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Resort Amenities


  • Island Hopping

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Equipment For Kids


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Fitzroy Island Butterfly Bungalows are a string of self-contained hideaways, set in a quiet rainforest just behind the beach.

Away from the main Fitzroy Island Resort, these bungalows are the perfect option for those looking for more seclusion, while still having the dive center, beach, hiking trails, restaurant and water-sports equipment rental all within easy reach.

Spend your days exploring the dream-like underwater worlds around the island and the Outer Great Barrier Reef, then retreat the your bungalow for a BBQ on the deck, watching plumes of smoke rise into the starlit skies, to the sounds of the ocean.

Please note: If you book a bungalow as a single person, you may be sharing with another person but you will have your own separate bedroom.

How to get there


  • The best airport to fly to is Cairns Airport (CNS). 
  • From there, the journey to Marlin Marina will take around 10 minutes by taxi, costing roughly $20-$25. Having arrived at the marina, head to Gate E. 
  • Please meet at the end of Gate E at 7:30 am for a 8:00 am departure. Therefore, it's advisable to arrive the night before and stay over in Cairns, ready for an early start the following morning.
  • At the moment Gate E is closed for repairs and  Sunkist is now departing from D Gate, at the very end of the jetty, until construction is completed. There is a sign up at Gate E advising this temporary change.


  • You will arrive back in Cairns' Marlin Marina between 4:30 pm and 4:45 pm approximately. From there, you can catch a taxi back to the airport or to your next destination. 


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