Green Island and Cairns Aquarium

This Green Island and Cairns Aquarium package is fun and informative for the whole family!

Green Island

Discover the captivating allure of Green Island, a stunning coral cay situated to the northeast of Cairns. Beyond its breathtaking beaches, this island boasts a vibrant rainforest and vibrant coral reefs.

Embark on an unforgettable day trip from Cairns, immersing yourself in the island’s natural wonders.

As you explore, delve into the lush rainforest, unwind on pristine white sandy beaches, and embark on an exhilarating snorkeling adventure beneath the jetty. Green Island promises a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure for every visitor.

Things to do on Green Island:

  • Snorkelling
  • Helmet diving
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling tours
  • Rainforest walks
  • Marineland Melanesia’s crocodile show

Green Island is within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Next, discover the wonders of the sea at the Cairns Aquarium

Cairns Aquarium has over 15,000 species of animals, plants, and other organisms native to  North Queensland.

Next, view the beautiful leopard sharks, gigantic rays, gropers, and other enormous predators inside the Oceanarium and underwater tunnel.

Touch Tank

Exhibitions showcasing sea creatures, including vibrant blue sea stars and sea cucumbers,

Shark and Ray feeding

Next, Learn about sea Turtle rescue and release operations on a Turtle rehabilitation tour.

Dundee’s Restaurant at the Aquarium

Then enjoy lunch at Dundee’s Restaurant while viewing fish and sharks in the giant aquarium.

For those seeking an extended stay on Green Island, experience the epitome of luxury at the Green Island Resort.

Highlights

A DAY AT GREEN ISLAND AND TIME TO EXPLORE THE CAIRNS AQUARIUM

 

Itinerary

GREEN ISLAND

Choice of departure times from Cairns and Green Island!

Travel time to Green Island is approximately 45 minutes.

Cairns to GREEN ISLAND
  • Departs           8:30        10:30
  • Arrival             9.20        11:20
GREEN ISLAND to cairns
  • Departs           14:30         16:30
  • Arrival             15:20          17:20
AQUARIUM PRESENTATION TIMES:
  • 09:30 + 13:00 River Monsters presentation.
  • 10:00 + 13:30 Reptile Encounter. Touch and Talk presentation.
  • 10:30 + 14:00 Denizens Of The Deep presentation.
  • 11:00 Shark and Ray Feeding presentation.
  • 15:00 Life of Sharks and Ray’s presentation.
  • 11:30 + 16:00 Curious and Coloured presentation.
  • ALL DAY Marine touch and talk.

Included

GREEN ISLAND
  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Up to 7 hours on Green Island
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Self-Guided Eco Walk
  • Choice of Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tour OR use of Snorkelling Equipment
  • Island swimming pool exclusive for Great Adventures guests
  • Day visitor facilities.
AQUARIUM – GENERAL ADMISSION

Flooded Billabongs

Home to our Freshwater Sawfish, the iconic Barramundi, and Whiptail Ray.

The Rainforest

A rainforest inside an Aquarium?!  Spot our Tropical Snakes, Emerald tree Monitors, and Frogs living in the jungle.

The Mangroves

Learn about the fascinating biodiversity of the mangrove habitat.

Then find baby crocs while you stroll along the boardwalk!

Great Barrier Reef

Take in the sheer expanse and beauty of Australia’s only 10-metre Deep Reef Tank!

Coral Sea

Immerse yourself in the 20-metre Underwater Viewing Tunnel.  Cairns Aquarium features a 360° view Oceanarium.

Optional Extras

GREEN ISLAND
  • Lunch from several different casual outlets and Emerald’s Restaurant.
  • Scuba Diving
  • Helmet Diving
  • Flotation Vests and Lycra Suits
  • Scenic Helicopter Tour
  • Coach Transfers from Cairns Business Area or Northern Beaches
CAIRNS AQUARIUM
  • Coffee, morning and afternoon tea are all available at Dundees Restaurant

What to bring

GREEN ISLAND
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Reef friendly sunscreen
  • Cash and credit card for souvenirs, snacks etc.

How to get there

GREEN ISLAND

Check in at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns, for your cruise to Green Island.

Cairns aquarium

Then visit the Cairns Aquarium on Florence Street in Cairns city between Lake and Abbott Streets.

Important Information

Please note that this bundle needs to be done on 2 separate days.

$174
$95
$461
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Included

Green Island Half Day Tour

Green Island Eco Adventure

0830-1630: Standard

FULL DAY (~7 hours Island Time) - Depart marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 4:30pm

Departs

Oceanarium

Cairns Aquarium

Cairns Aquarium - General Admission

Open 365 days from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Last admission at 2:30pm

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