Things to Do Green Island

Aquatic activities

Snorkelling is at the top of the list of things to do on Green Island.  Snorkelling is an excellent way for travellers of all ages to experience the reef.  Whether you drift over the shallows or dive through the depths, you can get a magical view of fish, turtles, dugongs, and hundreds of varieties of hard and soft corals.

Beach equipment is available to hire or may be included with your tour.

Things to do on Green Island: Underwater Activities

If you want to go further into the depths, introductory and certified visitors can enjoy scuba diving at nearby coral reef sites on Green Island.

Are you looking for something new?  Green Island is ready to raise the stakes in reef snorkelling and diving experiences with the Snuba Diving shallow water diving system.  With no heavy equipment and air tanks that float on the surface, travellers can venture up to 3 metres under the sea.

Suppose you prefer to be closer to the water’s surface.  In that case, the Snuba Doo Power Snorkelling provides you with a buoyancy vest and a scuba regulator mouthpiece that makes it easier to breathe than when doing regular snorkelling.

Sea Walker

For the ultimate underwater adventure, look no further than Seawalker.  Not many experiences can top walking on the Great Barrier Reef seafloor!

Let the Seawalker team set you up with a helmet and guide you on tour 5 metres below the surface.

Seawalker is a fun and safe activity for swimmers and non-swimmers and a must-have for your Instagram page.

Next, visitors can make the most of their time on Green Island with one of our awesome tour packages.  There are many fantastic things to do, including Cairns Skyrail, Kuranda Train, dinner cruise, and the Cairns Aquarium.

For visitors looking for more activity, you can combine Green Island with horseriding, white water rafting, and a stay on the Great Barrier Reef liveaboard.

Things to do Green Island on top of the water

For action-packed fun things to do on Green Island on top of the water, hire a kayak, surf ski or windsurfer to show your expertise or learn a new skill.  For a little more adrenalin, take to the skies with parasailing.

Opt for the glass-bottom boat tour to stay dry and more relaxed.  With expert commentary and the chance to feed the fish, this is a great way to peek at the magical reef world below the surface.

As you sit below the water level in air-conditioned comfort, you will be led on a journey through the tropical wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and its marine life, getting an up-close diver’s experience without getting wet!

Whale Watching

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Let’s not forget the more abundant marine life.  Watch out for the magnificent humpback whales on the journey to Green during the winter months of July and August.

Some travellers can be lucky enough to see these majestic creatures on the way to and from Green Island, but dedicated whale watching tours can also be in the waters off Green Island with Cairns Whale Watching Tours.


Take to the skies on a helicopter scenic flight for something completely different.  You can sit back and enjoy an enchanting view of Green Island and the surrounding reef.


Green Island Rainforest
Self-guided Rainforest Board Walk

Green Island is a unique destination because it provides a reef and a rainforest in one visit.  The low, forested atoll makes access to the rainforest convenient for travellers. While you are on the island, make sure to take the self-guided eco walk.

Wander easily along one of the many boardwalk trails that wind through the rainforested section.

Alternatively, plot your adventure around the 1.6-kilometre circumference of the island along its beautiful shorelines.

Relaxation Things to do at Green Island

After all the exhilarating activities, relax with a cold drink in your sun lounge with a beach umbrella.

Get pampered at the Day Spa with spa, beauty, and massage treatments if you need more rest.

Make it your plan to visit Green Island Resort to wine, dine, and relax through the day.

In the evening, while watching the sunrise, set over the reef waters and later watch the abundance of stars.

Skip our Green Island highlights page to learn about whale watching and guided night walks.

It’s always a great day to jump on board the Green Island Ferry to build a sandcastle and enjoy ice cream.

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