October 5, 2020

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Know Your Options For Food at Fitzroy Island

If you’re visiting Tropical North Queensland for the crystal clear, turquoise waters, then Fitzroy Island is 100% the place to be. 

Fitzroy Island is everything that a paradise island should be! 

But, if you’re a planner like me, it’s always good to know what options you have. Knowing what food at Fitzroy Island is available before you head over there is very useful.

I wanted to use this article to cover the different options you have for food at Fitzroy Island so you can be well prepared and get the most out of your day. 

If you haven’t already booked your ferry tickets over to the island, I recommend booking this ferry so you get the most possible time to enjoy the island.

Large bucket of prawns from Foxy's Bar Fitzroy Island Cairns
Enjoying a bucket of prawns at Foxy’s Bar, Fitzroy Island, Cairns

Fitzroy Island Food Prices

The food prices at Fitzroy Island are pretty standard, perhaps slightly more expensive that what you would find on the mainland. 

Foxy’s Bar serves reasonable pub meals including burgers, salads, philly cheese steak roll, Chicken Parmy, and Prime Rib Steak and pricing is typically around $25-$30 for a full meal. 

They also have a range of snackfood like loaded fries and chicken wings priced around $10-$14, and a kids menu priced at $12. 

Five Options For Food at Fitzroy Island

When it comes to figuring out what to eat while you’re on Fitzroy Island, you have a few different options. 

  1. Foxy’s Bar Dine In or Takeaway
  2. Book A Transfer with Lunch Included
  3. Book A Tour With Lunch Included
  4. Pack a Picnic
  5. Fitzroy Island General Store
  6. Zephyr Restaurant at Fitzroy Island Resort (breakfast and dinner only)

Foxy’s Bar Fitzroy Island

Foxy’s Bar on the island is the most popular choice for lunch when visiting Fitzroy Island. 

Welcome bay, where the transfer ferry drops you off, proves to be the perfect backdrop for Foxy’s Bar.

The view of Welcome Bay while enjoying food at Fitzroy Island’s, Foxy’s Bar

The lunch menu is quite typical for any type of bar. You’ll find burgers, salads, sandwiches and more.

You can enjoy ice cold beers, a bucket full or prawns, fruity cocktails, and more while taking in the gentle tropical breeze and views you will never forget. 

The pricing at Foxy’s Bar is pretty average for this type of food.

If you don’t feel like eating in the bar, ask the staff to make your meal a takeaway. They’ll pack it up for you to take with you to find a shady spot under a tree…

My friends and I once ordered a burger and a 6 pack of beer from the bar. From there, we packed it up into the kayak we hired from the dive shop and paddled our way around the island to a secluded spot.

We enjoyed the afternoon paddling in the water and hanging out with a green sea turtle that was swimming nearby. 

It made for the most incredible day!

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Book A Transfer with Lunch Included

Not all ferry companies have the option to include lunch, but This ferry transfer does.

It’s a good option if you prefer to have everything organized before you go but don’t want to carry it all across to the island.

They’ll cater for vegetarian, celiac, gluten & pork free, or any other dietary requirement you may have. 

Cold Menu Option: Chicken salad wrap, or ham & cheese roll with a piece of seasonal fruit, energy fruit bar, drink & bottle of water. 

Hot Menu Option: Japanese beef & potato curry, piece of seasonal fruit, energy fruit bar, drink & bottle of water

Book A Tour Package With Lunch Included

There are a few different tours you can book that include lunch with your chosen activity.

The company that offers these packages is the same company that runs the ferry above, so the picnic lunch options are essentially the same. 

These include.

Pack A Picnic

If a relaxed beachside picnic is more your jam or you’re wanting to keep the costs down, then you’re in luck!

Fitzroy Island allows you to bring your own food and drinks to the island.

However, bringing alcohol with you is not allowed.

We usually opt to bring a picnic with us when we go over.

We love settling down in a spot in the shade of the trees at Nudey Beach with the kids and having snack food available throughout the entire day.

Enjoying picnic food at Nudey Beach Fitzroy Island Cairns
Enjoying picnic food and a view at Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island, Cairns

If you choose to bring a picnic with you, please be considerate and make sure you dispose of any garbage properly. 

Fitzroy Island General Store

The general store on Fitzroy Island has very basic food and supplies.

Because of this, I really don’t recommend relying on the general store for ‘lunch’.

However, it is perfect for grabbing a nice cold ice-cream or some other snack to take with you on your way home. 

If you’re staying at the Fitzroy Island Resort and cooking in the apartments, I highly recommend bringing food with you to the island, as the food available at the Fitzroy Island General Store is extremely limited.

Zephyr Restaurant at Fitzroy Island Resort

Zephyr Restaurant is mostly targeted toward overnight guests at Fitzroy Island Resort and is therefore only open for breakfast and dinner, so if you’re visiting Fitzroy Island as a daytrip, you’ll most likely miss out on dining here. 

However, if you are staying on the island, then Zephyr Restaurant is a great choice if you’re looking for more of a fine-dining setting with incredible views.

The few times I’ve dined at Zephyr, the food has been reasonably good and the staff really friendly.  Food pricing at Zephyr was comparable to any other fine dining restaurant you’d find on the mainland, around $35-$40 for a main dish. 

FAQs about Food at Fitzroy Island

Can You Take Food To Fitzroy Island?

Yes, you can bring your own food to Fitzroy Island, providing you do not bring alcohol.

What Can I Bring To Fitzroy Island?

You can bring any type of food or drinks you like to Fitzroy, except alocholic beverages. Many people bring groceries over to the island if they are staying at the resort as most rooms have cooking facilities in the apartments.

Can You Take Alcohol to Fitzroy Island?

Fitzroy Island does not permit you to bring your own alcohol onto the Island. Any alcohol brought onto the island by guests will be held by the resort reception until they depart. Foxy’s Bar at Fitzroy Island sells takeaway alcohol which is reasonably priced, or you can purchase alcohol with meals at the bar or the restaurant.


Despite having a resort on the island, there are limited options for food at Fitzroy Island.

The main place to go for food while on the island is Foxy’s Bar, which has a fairly standard food and drinks menu. If bar food is not really your thing, you can always go for the other options for food at Fitzroy Island. 

I hope you found this article helpful! If you did, please let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you! 

And remember, save this pin to your Pinterest ‘Cairns North Queensland’ board so you can refer back to it later. 

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Kate Mannion

Hi, I'm Kate! Mum of 2, and Cairns local for the last 7 years. I love taking photos (although I still have a lot to learn) and taking the drone up to see this beautiful region from a different perspective. I hope to help you have a once-in-a-lifetime experience while visiting the region! 

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    1. Hi Alan!
      I don’t remember exactly because I bought food at the same time but it was around $25-$28. I remember expecting it to be more than what it was and it was quite comparable to what you would expect to pay on the mainland.

      I hope this helps.

      Fitzroy is one of my favourite places in the region! When are you looking at visiting?


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