Things to do with Kids on Green Island Cairns

Green Island is a perfect destination for families looking for things to do with kids, just off the coast of 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 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.  During your stay, watch the daily crocodile feeding shows.  Then 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.

Green Island for Kids
Green Island Rainforest Boardwalk

The colourful interpretive signs and centre also delight young and old.  Walks can be guided or self-led.

Activities abound to create some fantastic family memories of spending 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 Green Island, Jetty is a fantastic place to snorkel with abundant 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, take the kids to stargaze in the night sky over the Great Barrier Reef.

Green Island For Kids

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

Next, find out about Green Island Weather.

Green Island