Green Island half day tour

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

Part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 

This 12-hectare sand cay has some of the most diverse plant life of all the Great Barrier Reef coral cays.

Uniquely rainforested and surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs, and an abundance of marine life.  Turtles are regularly sighted from the beach.  Green Island is home to 35 species of seabirds.

Green Island included in the choice of snorkelling gear or a glass-bottom boat tour. Enjoy a comfortable boat ride to Green Island.

Travel time to Green Island is 45 minutes from Cairns. Passengers can pick up a map and discover the rainforest on Green Island, circumnavigate the island, and have beautiful beaches.

The friendly crew will help you organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green Island.

Cairns City Sightseeing Tours – PM

Cairns City Sightseeing tours include picking you up from your accommodation and showing you are around our delightful city.

St Monica’s Cathedral showcases beautiful stained glass windows. The display of God’s Creation, Heaven and the Earth and the Peace window.

Take a few moments of solitude to enjoy the history of the cathedral.

Next, we will visit the Cairns Museum for a 20 minute guided talk, hear the history of tropical life in North Queensland.

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, followed by a guided walkthrough of the Cairns Botanical Gardens.

Moving on, we will stop at the Cairns lookout for a scenic view of the Cairns city and surrounding suburbs.  A great photo opportunity. We are following on to see the Cairns Barron River Falls and Surprise Creek Falls.

After that, we will be moving to the delightful seaside village of Palm Cove.  This beach is lined with giant Melaleuca trees on one side of the road and Palm Trees on the other.

Looking for more Green Island packages, click here to see our Kuranda Train and Skyrail package.

  • Green Island with its sparkling blue water and pristine white sandy beaches
  • Botanical Gardens

Green Island

  • Cruise to Green Island aboard a modern catamaran.
  • Half-day reef cruises allow 2 hours on Green Island.
  • Departs 8.30 am, back in Cairns at 12.45 pm.
  • Choice of Snorkelling Gear or Glass Bottom Boat tour.
  • Snorkelling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island.
  • Select “Both Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkel Gear” if you wish to have both of these options.

Cairns City Tour

  • Pick up at the Reef Fleet Terminal.
  • Air-conditioned coaches.
  • Visit Cairns many spectacular locations.
  • Return transfer to accommodation

Lunch at own expense.

  • Floatation Vests
  • Lycra Suits
  • Boat Snorkel Trips
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights (subject to availability on the day)

What to bring for Cairns Green Island

  • Swimming costume, beach towel and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, Hat and comfortable shoes
  • Money for souvenirs, drinks and optional extras
  • Smile

For the Green Island Tour, you will need to check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your scheduled departure. As departure times vary depending on your selected day, please ensure you check your travel vouchers.

For the Cairns City tour, hotel pickups are included, so please specify where you will be staying.

Due to COVID-19, this package now requires 2 separate days to travel due to the new COVID-19 scheduling clashes.

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