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Tropical Tourism North Queensland

Tropical Tourism North Queensland

Tropical Tourism North Queensland

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This small rainforest-clad coral cay is surrounded by coral reefs and is one of the Great Barrier Reef's most popular destinations. A true coral cay, it was formed over thousands of years by the build-up of sand and coral rubble deposited on the calm side of a platform reef. Tropical vine forest covers the island. Palm-fringed sandy beaches slope gently to the clear, blue-green waters of the surrounding reef, which is within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Stroll around the island's boardwalks to explore the rainforest and birdlife and find out about the island's colourful history. Walk around the island's beaches to view seabirds and enjoy views over the reef. Relax on the beach and listen to the birds in the forest behind you. Take a break from the beach and picnic on tables placed in the cool shade of the forest. Swim or snorkel or paddle a kayak in the clear reef waters. Go for a ride in a glass-bottomed boat or join a guided nature walk. Also, be sure to visit the Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat.


  • Swimming
  • Scuba Diving
  • Walks
  • Snorkelling
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Birdwatching


  • Cafe
  • Kiosk
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Family Friendly
  • Showers

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions. Ensure to check for any updates relating to any warnings that may be issued for the area, and check for the opening and closing times.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories.

Photo credits: Queensland Parks & Wildlife Services / Tropical Tourism North Queensland




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2 Reviews

Steven13at 27 Nov 23
Little paradise

I loved this day trip! The boat ride out gives you a great view of some of Australias mainland coastline from the ocean and the waters are crystal clear. The island itself is stunning! we walked around the coast and had lunch before chilling on the beach and swimming with the locals (fish and turtles) I would have been ok if I had missed the boat back. A really beautiful place to visit

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Location & Supplier

Green Island

Address: Green Island, Queensland 4871


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