Green Island is a beautiful 6000-year-old coral cay located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – a premier world heritage site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The island is approximately 12 hectares in size and is unique in that it has a reef and rainforest environment. Of the 300 coral cays in the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is the only one with a rainforest. It's also home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including 55 species of birds, nearly 300 kinds of corals, plus sea turtles, fish, and dugongs.
Aboard the fast catamaran from Cairns, your journey to the Great Barrier Reef takes only 45 minutes! Surrounded by a reef filled with diverse marine life, and home to a unique rainforest environment, Green Island awaits to provide you with a memorable holiday experience. Take part in all the activities that the island has to offer or relax on the beach and let your day unfold in this tropical paradise. Stroll through magical rainforest, laze on white coral sand beaches, swim, dive or snorkel.
This tour includes snorkel equipment hire, so you can explore the fringing reef, as well as a glass-bottom boat tour for coral viewing from a different perspective. Then, on land, you can take a self-guided eco walk around the island. With a circumference of just 1.6km, Green Island is home to over 120 species of plants, including a unique mixture of coastal and rainforest plants.
Once you've strolled dry land, it's time to take a walk on the ocean floor! The Seawalker helmet is a unique and fun experience where the expert guides show you wonders of the reef as you stroll along the lagoon’s seafloor. It's easy, with no special skills required; safe and great for non-swimmers or anyone who isn't confident in the water; and low stress, with no complex equipment.
When you book, you can choose from 3 departure times from Cairns, and 3 departure times from Green Island, meaning you can spend up to 7 hrs on the island, depending on what suits your itinerary. The Seawalker activity is scheduled for 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, or 4:30 pm.