What should I pack for Green Island?

What should I pack for Green Island?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 12/19/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

A tropical paradise surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is perfect for a day trip or overnight stay

You can pack as much or as little as you want. It all depends on what you plan to do during your visit. But you might need a variety of different items. Below we have listed just the basics most visitors pack when they make a visit to Green Island.

What to pack:

Sunscreen is always recommended anywhere in Australia
Swimwear if you plan on doing some form of swimming
Towel to dry yourself after swimming or if you want to sunbathe or have a picnic on the beach
Snorkel gear if you want to snorkel through the Great Barrier Reef waters (you can hire this when on a tour)
Scuba diving gear to dive in the waters and explore the underwater world (you can hire this when on a tour)
Comfortable shoes if you plan to do some of the walking tours
Camera to capture the stunning views to remember your trip

The snorkel and scuba diving gear can be hired from shops or if you’re doing a tour, you can hire one. Now you know what to pack during your visit. Here are some of the top activities to do and see while you are on Green Island.

Water activities

Seeing the water at Green Island, you just want to be able to go swimming in it. Not only can you swim, but you can also snorkel, scuba dive, go on a canoe or on a boat. Going snorkelling or diving you might find marine life. You’ll discover just how blue and clear the water is. If it’s your first time snorkelling or scuba diving, there are instructors on tours that teach you the basics.

Land activities

If water isn’t quite your thing, luckily there are plenty of activities you can do on land. You could follow a walking track through the national park and rainforest, walk along the jetty or by the beach. Or better yet, you can spend the day relaxing while watching the waves roll onto the beach.

Helicopter rides

Maybe water and land activities aren’t your thing, or you are just wanting to try something new. Jump in a helicopter and view Green Island from up above. Viewing Green Island from a bird’s eye view allows you to see the island in full. With the surrounding reefs, the white beaches and the rainforest covering the island, It is really a stunning sight to see.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.