Green Island is a coral cay and a low island on the inner reef of the Great Barrier Reef.

Green Island History

Science tells us that cays on the Great Barrier Reef started forming about 8,000 years ago following the Ice Age. And so it is estimated that Green Island is about 6,000 years old.

Getting Around Green Island

Green Island is 1.6 kilometres in circumference, which means it is effortless to cover most, if not all, of the island on foot during your day trip.

There are marked walks through the rainforest, or it is straightforward to plot your adventure.

While joining in the activities, it is possible to keep your belongings safely stored in coin-operated lockers.

Don’t worry; it is possible to open your locker many times during the hire period should you need a change of accessories or a stop for refreshments.

Travel to Green Island

The warm waters make it possible to visit Green Island all year round. Even during the Australian winter months of July and August. The average ocean water temperature ranges from 22-24 degrees Celsius average daily air temperatures are around 25 degrees Celsius.

Several operators offer daily boat transfers to Green Island, with many different departure times each day.

The stable, fast catamarans provide excellent travel conditions even when the weather is a little unpleasant.

Travellers who suffer from motion sickness can opt for medicinal or natural remedies; some provided complimentarily.

The short travel time makes Green Island the ideal option for visitors who may not be entirely comfortable with sea travel to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

For those looking for a different kind of adventure, helicopter tours depart year-round.