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Green Island, Cairns

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#2 of 8 in Sightseeing in Cairns Region
Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Very disappointed when we were "pushed" onto the cruiser we had booked, and were "squashed" between other couples. The majority of the cruiser had mainly Asian people and the guides on board predomina...  more »
  • A wonderful day trip to Green Island. I just rented an umbrella and chair and took in the sun. The Life Guards are friendly and humorous. Despite the abundance of tourist in August, it was still a ver...  more »
  • The green land tour organized by green house was amazing!! Though number of people had sea sickness, the staff was all ready to help everyone!! But when we reached the island, all were excited & happy...  more »

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Though Cairns seems to offer an endless selection of cozy rooms, most budget-friendly options remain fully booked through the high season, stretching from June to September. Reserve early if you want a hotel room packed with amenities, or look for alternative lodgings in the city's smaller inns. As the backpacker capital of northern Queensland, Cairns features dozens of economical hostels providing comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. For something far more luxurious, look for centrally located rental apartments with spacious rooms and harbor views.
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