Things to do in Green Island

Green Island

Located 27 kilometres off the coast of Cairns, Green Island is surrounded by coral reef. The small island is home to 120 species of native plants, however the coconuts on the island were planted to provide food for shipwrecked sailors. These days it is an amazing place to take a day tour, with activities such as walks and a glass bottom boat allowing you to discover the beautiful natural environment of the island. The close proximity of the reef means the island also offers excellent opportunities for snorkelling.

Green Island truly epitomises the tropical splendour of Far North Queensland; a wonderful island paradise with plenty of sun, fun and adventure awaiting all those lucky enough to grace its sandy shores!

Let’s take a look at some of the amazing adventures that you will experience on this gorgeous tropical island…


Green Island is surrounded by stunning coral reefs, with an amazing abundance of fish and marine animals inhabiting the stunning seascape. This makes for the perfect snorkelling destination, as you will have the opportunity to marvel upon the likes of sea turtles, dugongs, juvenile fish as well as the hundreds of coral species that form the reefs!

Glass bottom boat tour

If you want to experience the joy and wonder of the reef but don’t necessarily want to get your feet wet then you can simply climb aboard a glass bottom boat tour! These wonderful experiences allow you to see all the gorgeous fish, sea life and coral species that inhabit the waters of Green Island, and they are the perfect way to experience the tropical joys without actually having to get in the water!


For more experienced seafarers, Green Island is the quintessential place for an incredible diving tour. You can head further out into the cobalt waters to see these amazing creatures in their element. If you want to try diving for the first time there are plenty of guided tours that take you out to vibrant sites and you don’t need to be an experienced diver to do so!

Scenic flight

Green Island is one of the world’s beautiful tropical islands, perfectly encapsulating what it means to be a gorgeous tropical island, and there is no better way to see it in all its splendour than via scenic helicopter flight! These amazing joy flights take you up and above the island for you to marvel at the lush greens, yellows and blues that form its gorgeous landscape.

The beach

Because after all, it is an island in the middle of some of the world’s most gorgeous blue waters, so why wouldn’t you want to spend some time frollicking on the sand and lapping it all up?! Green Island’s beaches are simply stunning and an afternoon spent lazing around and taking in that wonderful sun is the ideal way to chill out after morning, or day’s, adventuring…

Green Island truly is one of Australia’s natural paradises: enjoy its beauty and all the adventure that makes this little reef outpost so special!

Explore the Green Island Tours from Cairns

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