Things to do with Kids
Green Island is a perfect destination for families when looking for things to do with kids—located just off the coast from Cairns. Enjoy an ideal family getaway complete with pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and even a small rainforest.
Water activities equipment, including snorkelling gear and kayaks, is available for hire on the beach.
Lifeguard patrolled beaches are an essential safety feature. In addition, children over 12 years of age will want to check out the Snuba Doo and Seawalker activities or try their hand at some other water sports such as windsurfing.
Let the kids get a closer look at the marine life under the water and go on the search for Nemo from the safety of a Glass Bottom Boat tour.
The world’s first Glass Bottom boat was used on Green Island in 1937, changing how people saw the Great Barrier Reef.
Take them under the sea with a relaxing and calm trip on the Submarine tour for a little more adventure.
The Semi-submersible tour accommodates 27 people in air-conditioned comfort.
A chance to sit and relax for parents and the opportunity to create family memories as you look in awe at the marine life and colourful coral in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Things to do with Kids
Marineland Melanesia is a must for families and will give kids endless school project ideas.
Drop by to show the kids Cassius the 5.5-metre crocodile during your visit to Green Island. This Guinness Record holder for the world’s most enormous captive crocodile, watch the daily crocodile feeding shows, be amazed at the fantastic collection of nautical art and artefacts, or be the ultimate adventurer by taking an Instagrammable photo holding a baby crocodile.
Rainforest Walks are a great way to spend time together as a family and learn a little more about the amazing planet we call home.
The boardwalks that wind their way through the rainforest offer a gentle walking trail and are pram/stroller friendly.
The colourful interpretive signs and centre are also a delight for young and old. Walks can be guided or self-led.
Activities abound, but perhaps the perfect way to create enduring family memories is to take the young ones and spend some time playing on the beach out on the Great Barrier Reef.
Sandcastles, ball games, and splashing in the shallows will lead to laughter and smiles that you will remember forever.
Under the Green Island Jetty is a fantastic place to snorkel with an abundance of tropical fish.
Stay on Green Island
The Green Island Resort includes a swimming pool and resort facilities.
Also available are change rooms, coin-operated lockers, refreshments, and delicious places to eat.
Stay overnight to feel like your family has escaped to island life. Next, be sure to take the kids to stargaze in the night sky over the Great Barrier Reef.
Head to the Green Island Jetty for fish feeding at 5 pm each day.
Combine some of our favourite tours and discover the best of North Queensland
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