Discover our Beautiful Great Barrier Reef Islands

Islands from Cairns

Fitzroy Island and Green Island are the two islands closest to Cairns, both islands offer half day, full day and island stays.

About Green Island

Green Island is a 6000 year old coral cay, 27 km (17 miles) off the coast of Cairns the Island is a National Park, part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage area.

Green Island is approximately 12 hectares in size and unique in that it has a rainforest and reef environment.

Interesting Facts

Green Island is 1 of 300 coral cays that are part of the Great Barrier Reef and its the  only cay that has a rainforest

Green Island attracts a wide range of colourful bird life.

Green Island is a popular place to stay and for day guests

Green Island Stay

Green Island boasts a 46 room luxury resort. Once the day guests depart the island is a private haven for the privileged few who get to stay in the Island Resort

Relax on a sandy beach, Explore the rainforest via the boardwalk.

Self guided interpretive walk through the rainforest, take a dip in the pool, snorkeling under the jetty, relax on the sandy beach, go kayaking

Have a massage, take a scenic helicopter flight or go explore the waters around Green Island with Seawalker Helmet dive or a Introductory scuba dive

Where to eat on Green Island

Lite Bites Icecreams, shakes and snack foods

Canopy Grill – Cafe style lunch Buffet, hot dogs, hamburgers and hot chips

Reflections Pool Bar snacks, drinks, barista coffee and cocktails

Emeralds Restaurant serves delicious meals, whilst

Green Island Map

Green Island Map
Green Island Map









Green Island how to get there

Great Adventures departs Cairns several times a day for 45 minute catamaran ride to Green Island

Green Island What to Bring

  • swimming costume
  • Lycra suit (or hire one from Green Island)
  • Beach Towel
  • Hat Sunscreen & comfortable shoes
  • Spending money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities