If the idea of a Tropical Island escape is your idea of paradise, you will find some fantastic options departing from Cairns.
Discover how to explore North Queensland and make the most of your time here.
Starting with Green Island, just 45 minutes ferry ride from Cairns, this ancient sand cay has half-day, full-day and extended stays available. There is also snorkelling, paragliding, canoes, and rainforest to explore. This island is grand for honeymoons, family getaways and small conferences.
Next again, just 45 minutes off the coast of Cairns, is Fitzroy Island. Fitzroy has excellent hiking, snorkelling and beach activities.
For the ultimate day trip, fly to Lizard Island. This destination is famous as an escape for the rich and famous. It is surrounded by stunning white beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters. Popping on a mask and snorkel and exploring his incredible destination is a heavenly experience.
South from Cairns, visitors can take a day tour to the Frankland Island Group. This group location is 45 kilometres southeast of Cairns. Day Activities includes guided walks, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Departing from Palm Cove, guided kayaking tours past Double Island are a fantastic option.
Further north, take a day trip to Low Isles from Port Douglas.
Then take a tour to Michaelmas Cay with Ocean Spirit is a beautiful way to see the reef for bird lovers.
While you are here, take a scenic helicopter tour, landing on a secluded sand cay for a picnic lunch.
Whichever options you choose, make sure to pack your swimmers and some sun protection.