Green Island Resort is located on a coral cay within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, just 27 km offshore from Cairns. With just 46 luxurious suites, you will discover an intimate haven. The Green Island Getaway package includes 3 nights on Green Island Resort, return ferry transfers from Cairns, full breakfast daily, a trip to the Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures snorkel gear and lunch at the reef.
Starting your journey from Green Island with Great Adventures, you can visit the Outer Great Barrier Reef, where the waters are crystal clear and teem with a rich and diverse array of coral and marine life. Discover the beauty of the reef through various activities such as snorkeling, diving, visiting the underwater observatory, cruising in a semi-submarine, or simply lounging on the sundeck. The activity platform is spacious and accommodating for both swimmers and non-swimmers, making it a great choice for families.
Check-in at the Great Adventures vessel at the Green Island Jetty.
Cake selection served on forward journey. During your journey to the reef, a Reef Presentation is shown on the vessel?s monitors. Snorkelling demonstration by crew.
Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef platform. Reef activities commence?Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with informative commentary departs every 30 minutes or as advised. Snorkel directly from the platform. Collect your snorkel gear and buoyancy vests once on the platform. Underwater observatory is open throughout the day for coral and fish viewing. Pre-booked optional activities including introductory diving, Scuba-Doo and scenic helicopter flights commence as advised.
Hot and cold buffet lunch is served. Time for more reef activities or just relax on the sundeck and take in the views!
A blast on the ship's horn will signal the time when all passengers should return to the vessel ready for departure.
Departure to Cairns via Green Island. Complimentary cheese and biscuits served on homeward journey.
Arrive back at Green Island
Green Island Resort features 46 elegant suites nestled amidst a lush rainforest on the 6000 year old coral cay of Green Island, located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, just 27 km off the coast of Cairns. With 126 indigenous plant species and an array of vibrant birdlife, this 15-hectare (37-acre) island offers an unforgettable experience amidst its verdant rainforest and mesmerizing coral gardens.
Savor the Sunset with a Drink.
As the day visitors depart, head to the jetty at 5 PM to bask in the sunset with a selection of sparkling wine, beer, or orange juice. Watch tropical fish feast as they are fed from the jetty and maybe even catch a glimpse of a turtle or two!
At Green Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, you can savor a variety of amazing dining choices. Treat yourself to the distinctive flavors and experiences of Green Island and Tropical North Queensland. Our flagship restaurant and bar, Emeralds, showcases local ingredients and offers you the option of intimate beach dining, a secluded beach picnic, or an evening of complimentary drinks as the sun dips below the horizon.
Emeralds Restaurant & Bar
Award-winning, five-star dining awaits at Emeralds Restaurant & Bar. Choose to dine inside or outside on the terrace while savoring the locally-sourced menu. Emeralds is open for breakfast (7:00-10:30), lunch (11:30-17:30), and dinner (18:00 until close) and can accommodate various tastes and dietary needs.
Indulge in a romantic seafood dinner on the beach while watching the sunset over the Great Barrier Reef (availability dependent on weather). This option is available on request.
Take advantage of your tropical island location in the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a beach picnic. Choose from a variety of freshly prepared gourmet hampers for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The Canopy Grill
A casual café-style option, The Canopy Grill offers an informal a-la-carte lunch menu (available from 9:30 to 15:30).
For your coffee and snack needs, visit The Café for a barista coffee and snacks (available from 9:30 to 16:00).
All resort guests have access to the private pool area with the convenience of poolside delivery service (available from 12:00 to 22:30).
Diving and Snorkelling Tours
Great Diving Adventures offers scuba diving for both introductory and certified divers at Green Island. No experience is necessary to take a fully supervised introductory dive. Guided snorkel tours are also conducted and are highly recommended. They are a great way to maximise your experience on the Great Barrier Reef.
This amazing nautical museum offers visitors ocean aquariums, marine artefacts and an impressive collection of ancestral images from Asia and the Indo-Pacific. See exciting crocodile shows and hold a baby croc. It is also home to Cassius - the largest crocodile in captivity.
For an amazing underwater walking experience, let Seawalker's expert guides show you the wonders of the reef as you stroll along Green Island lagoon's sea floor. There's no equipment to operate, non-swimmers welcome and you don't even have to get your hair wet! From start to finish, the Seawalker experience takes between 45 and 55 minutes.
Green Island Resort's Club Spa Massage and Beauty facility offers rejuvenating and indulging treatments that restore harmony to the mind, body and soul. Using exclusive marine products, you can be pampered with a variety of spa, massage and beauty treatments.
Green Island Resort has two styles of accommodation: Reef Suites and Island Suites. All suites are set in clusters under the rainforest canopy and adjoin to the central facilities via raised covered walkways. They are cleverly secluded from the remainder of the island and day visitor facilities..
Wheely Friendly Room - located close to the reception and restaurant with wider doorways and ramp entry. Bedding is two double beds. There are hand rails in bath and toilet areas, and a fold-up chair in shower. Please enquire for further details.
The Island Suite rooms at Green Island offer a luxurious and comfortable stay for guests looking for a serene and tranquil escape. These spacious suites are elegantly designed with a tropical flair, featuring a large open-plan living area, a separate bedroom, and a modern en-suite bathroom. The suites also come equipped with all the latest amenities, including air-conditioning, a mini-fridge, and a flat-screen TV. The private balcony of each suite offers breathtaking views of the island's lush surroundings, providing the perfect spot to relax and soak in the beauty of the area. The Island Suites offer a choice between two twin beds or a comfortable king-sized bed. Some rooms offer the option of interconnection or adjacency, making them ideal for families.
The Reef Suite at Green Island is a luxurious and spacious (66 sq m) split-level room designed for a romantic getaway or special occasion. It features a comfortable king-sized bed, a cozy lounge area, a separate bathroom and shower, and a private balcony with views of the lush rainforest. The room can accommodate up to 2 adults and offers air conditioning for added comfort.
Reaching Green Island is easy and convenient, with a 45-minute boat transfer from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal included in your booking. Please make sure to arrive at the check-in at least 30 minutes before departure.