Green island is a great place to visit if you have the time/money. The snorkelling is great just near the jetty and there are plenty of lovely beaches to relax on. There is a also a crocodile attraction that is worth visiting. I would definitely go there again – even though it is quite expensive.
Which is best Green Island or Fitzroy?
Arguably better reef and Snorkelling Green Island is located just inside the outer reef, while Fitzroy is much closer to the mainland. As a result, there are larger bommies on the surrounding reef and overall the coral is much healthier.
Is the snorkelling good at Green Island?
Snorkelling at Green Island, with its lifeguard patrolled beach, is a safe and exciting way to introduce yourself to the Great Barrier Reef.
What should I wear to Green Island?
Please enjoy a safe visit to Green Island.
Wear a hat and sunscreen and avoid the sun in the middle of the day.
Wear sunscreen and cover up when you are swimming or snorkelling.
Avoid touching coral when snorkelling as it can be extremely sharp, easily causing cuts and grazes.
Is there WIFI on Green Island?
All rooms have access to free wi-fi. Access to the island is via catamaran from Cairns Reef Terminal and times are managed by the resort when you make your reservation. We really enjoyed our time at Green Island and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone wanting to explore the Great Barrier Reef.
Is Fitzroy Island Expensive?
Expensive – but worth it! My girlfriend and I booked a 3 night stay, which was perfect for us because we got the chance to go snorkelling (which was amazing) and do all of the walks on the island. A longer stay would be fine if you like relaxing by the pool and sunbathing, but dining options are very limited.
Is Green Island adults only?
Our Rooms. Green Island Resort offers a number of room styles for our guests: the spacious Island Suites (twin or king bed configurations), or the ultimate in island luxury the Reef Suite Room. Connecting rooms are available for families or groups exceeding the 2 adults, 2 child room limits.
What to see on Green Island in Cairns?
If you go to Green Island – around the old underwater observatory (beach side) at the jetty you will see ‘Nemo’. There is a lot of coral, fish and rays. Green Island also has the largest Crocodile in captivity. Feeding shows are twice daily and the Crocodile farm is worth a visit.
Is there a ferry from Cairns to Green Island?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. The ferry from Cairns is pleasant, but on arrival there’s no directions, they have your money already so there’s no staff to help. In May, most of the hire stores were closed for whatever reason.
Is there a crocodile farm on Green Island?
Green Island also has the largest Crocodile in captivity. Feeding shows are twice daily and the Crocodile farm is worth a visit. We did it all outer-reef, Green and Fitzroy Island all trips were great!
What’s the best thing to do on Green Island?
The best thing about Green Island is being able to walk around the whole island unaided on mostly sand beaches, that’s by far the best thing you can do apart from swimming at the beach. I took the glass bottom boat where we saw a few schools of fish for 30 seconds at a time, not great.