Activities to Do on Green Island

Green Island is a gem of a landmark in the sprawling expanse of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Set 27km from the shores of Cairns, the island is surrounded by a centuries-old coral cay that’s perfect for exploring.

Here are some of the best ways to explore Green Island:

1. Take a Helicopter Tour

Green Island is breath-taking from ground level, but it’s even more magical from the skies. On a helicopter tour, visitors can experience the island and its surroundings from a unique perspective, picking out other islands in the reef and witnessing the sheer beauty of the Great Barrier Reef from above.

2. Semi-sub Tours

Want to experience the rich underwater world on offer at Green Island but don’t fancy getting wet? A semi-submarine tour is for you. This way of exploring lets passengers view the coral and marine life of the island from a submarine, soaking up the rich selection of colourful fish without having to get into the water.

3. Swimming and Snorkelling

If you do want to get your feet wet, grab a snorkel and hit the sea. The waters that flank the island are impossibly blue and boast an amazing selection of marine life just waiting to be discovered. Splash about by the shoreline or head out to deeper waters where you can get up close and personal with the underwater world that makes this part of Australia so famous.

4. Scuba Diving

For the more adventurous travellers, there’s always scuba diving, which takes snorkelling to a whole new level. Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or a pro diver, you can take to the waters and really experience the beauty of the coral reef that characterises Green Island. Spot mesmerising fish, giant turtles, and other fascinating sea creatures as you go.

5. Take an Eco-Walk

Back on land, visitors can explore the lush rainforest of the island on a designated eco-walk. As you meander along a pretty nature trail filled with majestic bird species and fascinating wildlife, you can learn all about the rich past of the island and the unique habitats of the animals that live there.

Green Island brings all the best things about the Great Barrier Reef to visitors in a concentrated dose. Whether you’re looking to take to the seas and experience the incredible marine life, or simply experience the relaxed island vibe, Green Island has a little something for everyone.

Check out our popular Green Island Tour today.

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