Discover Great Barrier Reef Islands

Off the coast of Cairns, you will discover Fitzroy Island and Green Island, both offering half and full-day tours, as well as overnight stays.

Green Island

Only 45 minutes from Cairns, this tropical island boasts rainforest and reef!

Green Island is a 6,000-year-old coral cay, located 27 kilometres (17 miles) off the coast of Cairns. This National Park is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage area.

Explore over 12 hectares of a tropical island, relax on a sandy beach, discover the rainforest via the boardwalk or discover marine life snorkelling under the jetty – the choice is yours.

Ramp up the adventure and take a scenic helicopter flight or, explore the waters around Green Island with a Seawalker helmet or on an introductory scuba dive.

Take the self-guided interpretive walk through the rainforest. Finish the day with a dip in the pool and a relaxing massage.

Ideal for families, couples, groups and charters, there are various tours and activities on Green Island to suit everyone.

 

STAY

Green Island boasts a 46-room resort, so you can explore and enjoy your holiday while relaxing in luxury accommodation. Once the day visitors depart, the island becomes your private haven.

 

EAT

  • Lite Bites
  • Treat yourself to ice-creams, shakes and snack foods.
  • Canopy Grill
  • A casual cafe alternative where you can find hot dogs, hamburgers and hot chips.
  • Reflections Pool Bar
  • You can purchase snacks, drinks, barista coffee and cocktails.
  • Enjoy the main pool.
  • Emeralds Restaurant and Bar
  • Elegant dining and delicious meals, featuring the option of outdoor or air-conditioned dining.

 

GREEN ISLAND MAP

Green Island Map
Green Island Map

BRING

  • Hat;
  • Sunscreen;
  • Beach towel;
  • Swimming costume;
  • Comfortable walking shoes;
  • Lycra suit (available for hire on Green Island); and
  • Spending money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities.

Click here to book your day at Green Island Reef Cruiseor maybe you would prefer to stay at Green Island Resort

 

 

Fitzroy Island

Located 29km south-east of Cairns, Fitzroy Island boasts beautiful unspoiled beaches, rainforest walking tracks and plenty of marine life.

It is a large tropical island surrounded by fringing coral reefs and is a top spot for snorkelling and discovering many fish species, turtles, and coral.

Enjoy a day relaxing on the famous Nudey Beach, a stretch of pristine white coral which has been voted Australia’s best beach and is accessible via a short stroll along a rainforest track.

Fitzroy Island is made up of 97% national park, and there are various walking trails to be explored. These range from easy paths to strenuous tracks, which wind their way among giant boulders and tropical scenery right to the island’s summit.

You can try your hand at a variety of water-based activities on the calm waters of Welcome Bay. From snorkelling and glass-bottom boat tours to kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding,  there are many ways to experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.

Conservation is also at the heart of this island, and you can learn about turtle conservation at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, a volunteer-operated organisation which takes care of sick and injured turtles until they can be released back into the wild.

There are several restaurants on the island where you can grab a cocktail or enjoy lunch or dinner while taking in the beautiful sea views. There is also a small general store with a range of packaged food, drinks, ice-creams, BBQ packs, soft drinks and sunblock available to purchase.

With a cruising time of only 45 Minutes, Fitzroy Island is easily accessible from Cairns with the Fitzroy Flyer, which offers thrice daily transfers. This timetable gives you the freedom to take an easy day trip or make it an overnight stay.

If you fancy waking up in paradise, Fitzroy Island Resort offers a range of accommodation options; from rustic camping to comfortable ocean-view suites. Resort guests also have access to the Dive and Adventure Centre, the island’s tour desk.

From the spectacular tropical scenery to the many activities on offer, no bucket list is complete without a visit to Fitzroy Island.

 

STAY

Fitzroy Island Resort is the exclusive resort on the island with 99 rooms in 7 different categories.  The resort was completed to the highest standards and opened in 2010.   REsort guests have exclusive use of facilities including Zephyr Restaurant, resort pool, spa, a swim-up pool bar, tour desk, in-room and poolside massage services, a movie theatre, games room, table tennis and kids playroom.

 

EAT

  • Zephr Restaurant
  • Foxy’s Bar
  • General Store

 

BRING

  • Hat, sunscreen, beach towel and swimming costume
  • Comfortable walking shoes;
  • Lycra suit (available for hire); and
  • Spending money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities.

 

FITZROY ISLAND MAP

Fitzroy Island Map
Fitzroy Island Map

Click here to book your ticket to Fitzroy Island