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Green Island, Cairns

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Went to Green Island for swimming and snorkelling and was blown away with how beautiful it was. The shops and cafes were amazing a great place to spend the day! 
  • Island paradise that has a captive audience and they make the most of it, they would change extra to get from the boat to the beach if they thought they could get away with it. Beautiful place but won...  read more »
  • Planned the whole day on the island. Water was a bit chilly (early October), but very clear. We saw LOTS of big fish and a shark near the pier. Well worth it... 
  • Dreams come true, lovely island with great pieces on the grand barrier reef, ideal for family, protip check the visitor center to avoid day with huge cruises tourists chunk
  • Beautiful spot, close to Cairns. Snorkeling straight off the beach. Friendly hotel staff. Lots of activities organised for the kids. Clean and comfortable modern rooms. Stayed for three days on great locals deal.
  • Thank you guys at Green Island. We stayed for one night,4 of us and we're treated as kings & queens. I had my 50th birthday here and had the time of my life. The food was one of the best we ever had, the accom was very impressive, the guides knew what they were doing, saw turtles, sharks, and many many different kinds of fish. We had such a nice time here, we will be back, thanks again guys for taking care of us , Phil
  • Went for snorkelling. It was pretty decent. I saw a blue spotted stingray (from the pier, which is probably for the best). There was some pretty coral, and a decent variety of fish.
  • Beautiful island with clean beaches and great spots for snorkeling. All gears available for hire or as part of packages to outer reef. Great stop before heading to the outer reef.
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