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Green Island, Cairns

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A visit to Green Island will bring you to the tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. Just 27 km (17 mi) offshore from Cairns, this small, sandy island formed on the surface of a coral reef. Snorkel and dive in the cool waters over colorful coral and sealife. Go on a glass-bottom boat or semisubmerged submarine to see the underwater views of starfish, turtles, shells, and fish. Follow the boardwalk through the thick, emerald rainforest to reach the crocodile farm. Rent a locker for your belongings at the island, so that you can explore the place without worry. Add Green Island to your Cairns travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cairns trip itinerary maker.
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  • First off, the weather had been bad for a couple of days before we arrived so the water was in no way clear or beautiful. Several of the swimming and snorkeling spots were closed because of the weathe...  more »
  • Snorkeling is just "OK". Everything is super expensive, including transportation out there. There are better and much cheaper places to lay on a nice quiet beach. At times, the island is packed with s...  more »
  • The beach was beautiful but don't expect to see lots of fish off the lifeguard area. We saw more off the beach near where the ships came in. Saw lots fish and did spot a sea turtle. You should definit...  more »