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Green Island Resort

Experience a Day
on Green Island

A unique coral sand cay, home to a tropical rainforest, surrounded by a world heritage marine park; Green Island Resort on the Great Barrier Reef offers one of the most unique and memorable holiday accommodation locations in Australia.

Cairns to Green Island

Your experience begins with a 45 minutes cruise from Cairns aboard one of Great Adventures’ modern catamarans. The check–in counter is located at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and transfers are included. See current transfer schedule . * Luggage restrictions apply

Green Island Arrival

After arriving at the island you will be greeted by one of the friendly Front Office team upon disembarkation, escorted to the Resort Reception and provided information on complimentary activities. Our Porters will deliver your luggage directly to your room.

Settling In

Once you have settled into your accommodation it’s time to stretch the legs and explore the island! Resort guests have access to a wide range of complimentary activities, and several exciting optional activities for those looking for some added adventure. Do as much or as little as you please.


Pick up your snorkel gear and head to the beach to start exploring the nearby marine life; our staff can instruct you as to the best places to snorkel, grab a canoe or windsurfing board from the beach hut and get out on the water, or relax by the water with a trademark Green Island cocktail. Room service is available poolside from 11:30am to 10:30pm.

Dining Options

During the day there are a number of dining options available; join us at our signature Emeralds Restaurant, grab a picnic basket, a snack from Lite Bites, or slip on your robe and enjoy some room service. Of an evening Emeralds Restaurant will cater for all your gourmet dining needs with a range of dishes made for locally sourced ingredients, enjoy some room service, or for something a little extra a romantic dinner on the beach.

As the sun sets

As the day visitors leave the island and the sun starts to set, join our Activities Officer for a fish feeding presentation followed by the complimentary sunset drinks. Later in the evening, a guided night walk is conducted.

Leaving the island

Checkout is at 10:00am, but you will be welcome to enjoy the island for the rest of the day, with access to the resort facilities such as change rooms and the Coral Cay Guest Lounge. For available transfers times back to Cairns, see current transfer schedule.