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Things to Do on Green Island

By Viator, November 2017

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A pint-sized island of lust rainforests, white sands, and vibrant coral, the aptly named Green Island is a highlight of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and it’s a popular half- or full-day tour from Cairns. Here are some can’t-miss activities. 

Cruises and Boat Tours
Set sail on a catamaran cruise or glass-bottom boat tour of Green Island, and explore the protected landscapes of the Green Island National Park. Along the way, stop at the Pinnacle Reef to swim and snorkel, visit Marineland Melanesia to see the crocodiles, or enjoy a buffet lunch onboard. 

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
The shores of Green Island are teeming with marine life, so grab your snorkel gear and dive in to discover the underwater wonders. There are numerous spots for snorkeling and scuba diving, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see sea turtles, giant clams, starfish, and sea anemones, as well as a huge variety of tropical fish.

Outdoor Activities
Head to the Green Island Resort to go canoeing, sailboarding, and surf skiing; try kayaking or windsurfing at the island’s beaches, or spot wildlife on a hike through the rain forest. For something a little different, take a Seawalker Helmet dive or a semi-submersible coral-viewing tour.

Helicopter Tours
You don’t have to get wet to marvel at the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef—the most thrilling way to take in the views is on a helicopter tour. Take off from Cairns and soar over the beaches and reefs of Green Island, enjoying unrivaled aerial views.

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