"Green Island" Green Island by sue_stone

Green Island Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 29 photos

During a short visit to Cairns to see my parents, they suggested we go on a half-day trip to Green Island, which sounded like a great idea to me!

Green Island is a 30-45 minute trip from Cairns by catamaran. Once you get there you can do some snorkelling, stay dry and check out the under-water world from the glass bottom boat, take a wander through the rainforest, or just relax on the beach.

It is a great place to get an introduction to the Great Barrier Reef without having to travel too far from the mainland.

  • Last visit to Green Island: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated May 29, 2007
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  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2007 at 7:42 AM

    Sounds like a good deal for $60.00. I really like Green Island but it was awfully hot.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2007 at 10:58 AM

    I've once been to Green Island. I wasn't too convinced about the snorkelling bit myself.

  • Travel2write's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2007 at 12:47 AM

    Great tips and pics of green island. I agree, it seems abit to cold to snorkel this time of year. Cheers T2W

  • Jun 6, 2007 at 11:54 PM

    No swimming?? I guess you didn't take the hair straighteners with you then? ;-))

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2007 at 5:23 AM

    This looks a great little spot. I like the sound of the glass bottom boat and the rainforest walk. And it's fun to be first with a comment!

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