Green Island and River Tubing

Green Island and River Tubing

This is a great family day package and combines a tropical island Great Barrier Reef experience with the fun of rainforest river tubing. 

Itinerary at a glance… (Times may be subject to change)

Green Island Eco Adventure


Depart Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal 


Arrive Green Island


Depart Green Island


Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

Mulgrave River Tubing – Aussie Drifterz / Foaming Fury


Coach pick up at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal


Arrive at Cairns accommodation

MORNING: Green Island Eco Adventure - Half Day

Tour Operator: Great Adventures

Green IslandFor a tropical island adventure, Great Adventures will take you to beautiful Green Island for a unique reef and rainforest experience, just 45 minutes from Cairns.

Departing Cairns at 8.30am, you’ll have the choice of snorkelling equipment to snorkel directly from the white sandy beaches or a glass bottom boat tour to experience this Great Barrier Reef island.
As a Great Adventures guest, you’ll also be able to enjoy many exclusive inclusions such as the use of the island swimming pool and a self guided eco island walk to discover some of the island’s unique rainforest flora. The island’s well-appointed day visitor facilities include a pool bar, restaurant and refreshment outlets.

Your Green Island Eco Adventure includes:

  • Coach transfer from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotel/accommodation to Reef Fleet Terminal
  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Choice of glass bottom boat coral reef viewing tour or snorkelling equipment
  • Exclusive use of the island swimming pool
  • Exclusive self-guided eco Island walk
  • Use of Green Island Resort's day visitor facilities

There’s also a wide range of optional activities in addition to your cruise fare to experience on Green Island. Scuba dive, join a snorkel excursion, kayak or even walk underwater with Seawalker helmet diving. For an exhilarating top-side perspective of the reef, there’s parasailing and scenic helicopter flights too! There’s even the Marineland Melanesia Crocodile Habitat with daily crocodile shows.

Tour departs from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Spence Street Cairns
Departs Cairns: 8.30am, Returns Cairns 12.50pm.

AFTERNOON: River Tubing

Tour Operator: Aussie Drifterz/Foaming Fury

This half day rainforest river tubing tour departs daily for approximately two hours of tubing fun, combining adventure and action set amongst towering rainforest trees on freshwater streams.

Fully supervised, with a minimum of two guides on the water, all equipment and instruction is provided. This is a fun, safe water activity conducted on professional, high quality, twin chamber tubes. 

Your river tubing experience will be at the fantastic rainforest locations or either Behana Gorge or the Mulgrave River. The location is seasonal and is selected to maximize your fun. The freshwater Mulgrave River is perfect for tubing with clear, shallow waters with some fast runs and fun rapids, set against a backdrop of granite boulders, mossy stones and rainforest trees. Behana Gorge is set amid stunning natural rainforest, an arching canopy of trees and gently tumbling cold waters. 

No previous tubing experience necessary and suitable for people aged between 5 and 70 years old. 

Tour departs Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 1:30pm, return to accommodation approximately 6pm.

Your River Tubing experience includes:

  • Up to 2 hours river tubing
  • All tuition and safety equipment, no experience is necessary
  • Professional and certified river guides
  • Snack provided.
  • Pick-up from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and return accommodation transfers.

What to bring: Hat, swimming costume, sunscreen, towel, waterproof camera, waterproof footwear. 

Waterproof shoes and spray jackets are available to hire.


  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 164.50AU$ 102.00AU$ 475.00
Levy **)AU$ 15.00AU$ 15.00AU$ 60.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 179.50AU$ 117.00AU$ 535.00

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For Green Island component, self-drive to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Coach transfers are available at an additional cost. Coach transfers are provided with tubing experience.

*Mulgrave River levy: River rafting levy of $15 per person is payable direct to Foaming Fury/Aussie Drifterz on the day of travel.

General Conditions

  • River Tubing: Minimum age is 5 years. All participants must complete a liability waiver prior to commencing river tubing activity.
  • Children: 4 -14 years; Children 3 years and under cruise for free.
  • Family fare – maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family. Normal fare applies for additional children. Not applicable with any other discount.
  • All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2020.

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