Cairns Green Island and City Tour – 2 Days

Cairns Green Island

Don’t miss this stunning coral cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. A Marine National Park is uniquely rain-forested. Surrounded by white sandy beaches, magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life.

Your visit allows you plenty of time at Green Island. You can choose to upgrade your package to include a choice between snorkelling gear or a glass-bottom boat tour. Travel in a modern comfortable high-speed catamaran with a relaxed atmosphere.

Travel time to Green Island is 45 minutes from Cairns. Passengers can take part in the many activities available. Or simply relax on the beach! The friendly crew will help you to organise your activities to make the most of your time on Green Island.

Cairns City Discovery Tour

Cairns Discovery Tours presents the ultimate “City Sights” tour of Cairns. Visit its spectacular tropical environments. Listen to qualified guides who are passionate, experienced, and very entertaining. You will explore Cairns city and its history. Visit the busy wharves and industrial areas. Venture out to the surrounding areas and see the ‘REAL CAIRNS’.

One of the highlights is the Flecker Botanic Gardens. Containing an amazing collection of tropical plants. Including exotic herbs, spices, valuable timber trees, orchids, fruits, bromeliads, giant bamboo and many other spectacular flowering plants.

Whether you are into Waterfalls, Bird Watching, Nature, Tropical Plants, History, Industry or Culture. This City Tour has it all. For those just wanting to relax and take in the superb scenery, and have a few laughs, you will not be disappointed. The afternoon tea stop is also a first-class experience.

Everything about this tour experience is designed to delight discerning travellers of all ages and interests.

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  • Green Island
  • Cairns City highlights


  • Spend a Day at Green Island with its sparkling blue water and pristine white sandy beaches.
  • Explore Cairns CBD at your own pace in the morning, then join a guided tour in the afternoon to visit Cairns City highlights such as the Cairns Museum, St Monica’s Cathedral, and the Botanical Gardens


Green Island

  • Cruise to Green Island aboard a modern catamaran.
  • Departs Cairns at 8.30 am, and departs Green Island at 4.30 pm.
  • Choice of Snorkelling Gear or Glass Bottom Boat tour.
  • Snorkelling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island.
  • Select “Both Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkel Gear” if you wish to have both of these options.

Cairns City Tour

  • Pick up at the Reef Fleet Terminal at 12.45 pm.
  • Air-conditioned coaches.
  • Visit Cairns’s many spectacular locations.
  • Return transfer to accommodation

Lunch at own expense.

Optional Extras

  • Floatation Vests
  • Lycra Suits
  • Boat Snorkel Trips
  • Marineland Melanesia
  • Helicopter Scenic Flights (subject to availability on the day)

What to bring

What to bring for Cairns Green Island

  • Swimming costume, beach towel and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen, Hat and comfortable shoes
  • Money for souvenirs, drinks and optional extras
  • Smile

How to get there

For the Green Island Tour, you will need to check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your scheduled departure. As departure times vary depending on your selected day, please ensure you check your travel vouchers.

For the Cairns City tour, pickup at the Reef Fleet Terminal is included.

Important Information

By default, departure time will be 8.30am from Cairns and 4.30pm from Green Island. Please get in touch if you would like to change these times (subject to availability)

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Green Island Half Day Tour

Green Island Eco Adventure

0830-1630: Standard

HALF DAY (~3 hours Island Time) -Depart marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 16:30pm


Henry Ross lookout Cairns

Cairns City Tour

Cairns City Sights Tour & Surrounds

Discover Cairns on our half-day Cairns City tour