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Green Island

Welcome to Visit Green Island, your official city guide to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

About Green Island

Green Island

Green Island is a coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park off the coast of Cairns in Queensland, Australia. The island is a popular tourist destination for its tropical beaches, coral reefs, and diverse marine life.

Visitors can enjoy various activities on the island, including snorkeling and scuba diving, beach activities, glass-bottom boat tours, nature walks, and spa treatments.

The island is also home to a small resort, offering accommodations and dining options for those who wish to stay overnight. With its stunning natural beauty,

Green Island is a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to Cairns or the Great Barrier Reef.

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Here are the top ten things to do on Green Island, Queensland, Australia:

  1. Snorkelling or Scuba Diving: Explore the vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life.
  2. Beach Activities: Relax on the island’s pristine white-sand beach and soak up the sun.
  3. Glass-bottom boat tour: Enjoy a scenic tour of the reef without getting wet.
  4. Nature Walk: Explore the lush tropical rainforest and see native wildlife.
  5. Spa Treatments: Indulge in a massage or spa treatment to relax and unwind.
  6. Island Picnic: Pack a picnic and enjoy a meal on the beach or in a scenic spot on the island.
  7. Seawalker  Seawalker Green Island is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk on the ocean floor and experience marine life up close and personal.
  8. Sea Kayaking: Explore the waters around the island by sea kayak and get a different perspective of the reef.

These are the top ten activities to experience on Green Island, offering visitors a mix of adventure, relaxation, and education.

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Green Island is a coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage area.

White sandy beaches surround Green Island.  In the middle of the island is a rainforested area.

Visitors to Green Island can choose from half-day, full-day,  and resort holidays. Access to Green Island is via ferry or helicopter.

Find things to do on Green Island, such as attractions, sightseeing, events, and accommodations.  Plan your trip to Green Island with helpful travel information.

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Discover Green Island’s unique double offering of the coral cay and rainforest, as well as entertainment and dining options.

Discover the best day trips and tours to Green Island.  If you’re here as a family, you’ll find plenty of things to do on Green Island with kids and suitable accommodations and activities.

Whether you’re looking for a half-day getaway on Green Island or planning a more extended visit, you can be sure you’ll find all the information you need.



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Well worth the trip out.
This Sea Walker thing is really kool
Such a beautiful island !! We spent a full day snorkeling it was marvellous there was no one. The island is small but there are several spots for snorkeling. The best one is definitely the close to the jetty.
There is a resort and some shops and restaurants. We booked a snorkeling tour which was nice it only lasts 40/45min but it was worth doing it we saw some rays and a reef shark.

Green Island Resort Accommodation

Green Island Resort

Green Island Resort Stay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef enjoy a tropical island paradise, relax on the beach, be pampered in the island spa

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Green Island Tours and Packages

Green Island Ferry

Discover the beauty of Green Island with the Green Island Ferry. This comprehensive guide provides...

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Green Island Eco Tour

Green Island: Eco Walk Self-Guided At first glance, Green Island seems like a tiny and insignificant blob in the middle of the Coral Sea — it has a circumference of just 1.6km and only 25 people.  Yet look a little deeper, and you'll realize that it's home to a thriving ecosystem. The island is the only coral cay (300) on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest.  It also boasts 100+ plant species, from coastal plants evolved to withstand the dry beach conditions to dense vines growing among the humidity and trees. Not to mention the clear waters and breathtaking reef surrounding the island.  No trip to the Cairns area or Great Barrier Reef is complete without stopping by to...

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Green Island Jetty

Green Island Jetty A Gateway to Nature's Paradise As island visitors have done for nearly a century, stroll along the jetty to get a new viewpoint on Green Island. Snorkelling Under the Green Island Jetty, you will find abundant fish and the occasional green sea Turtle.  This location is a beautiful place to snorkel, with stunning marine life. Fish Feeding from Green Island Jetty As the sunsets on Green Island around 5 pm,  the daily fish feeding occurs on Green Island.   Here you will see an abundance of tropical fish. Green Island Jetty Walk The Green Island Jetty is 250 metres long and a wonderful place to take in a sunset, snorkel or enjoy the views of the island. You...

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Green Island Ferry

Discover the beauty of Green Island with the Green Island Ferry. This comprehensive guide provides everything you need to know about this picturesque destination, including how to make the most of your visit, frequently asked questions, and more.


Green Island Eco Adventure

Create fabulous memories on beautiful Green Island with this Green Island Half-Day Tour.  With several departures available daily its always a great day on Green Island. Surrounded by white sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforest and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  There is no better way to get there and experience this than with the Green Island Half-Day Tour.


Green Island Discovery

Green Island, 45 minutes by catamaran from Cairns, is surrounded by a Reef teeming with diverse marine life and home to a unique rainforest environment, it is ready to provide you with a memorable day.


Green Island and Cairns City Sightseeing

Green Island half-day tour is a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef of the coast of Cairns. This tour combined with Cairns City Sightseeing Tours featuring Cairns Waterfalls, St Monica's Cathedral, Cairns Botanical Gardens and Palm Cove.


Green Island and Dinner Cruise

Spend your day exploring Green Island, before stepping onboard Spirit of Cairns to relax on your Dinner Cruise through the Cairns Harbour.