Green Island, Cairns

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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. Take a look at our Cairns trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Green Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Only aim to stay about 2 hours as not a lot to see.Good walk in forest with well maintained boardwalk to ocean  more »
  • Took a quick day trip with the kids to show them the reef. They are both under 4 years of age. Got stuck in the serious tourist trap of everyone else going to Green Island for the day. Crowded, expens...  more »

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