Green Island and Cairns City Sights Tour

Green Island and Cairns City Sights Tour

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

Cairns City Sights Half Day Tour  


Coach pick up at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal


Return to 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: Cairns City Sights Half Day Tour

Tour Operator: Cairns Discovery Tours

Explore Cairns and delve into the city's history and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage that is the Far North. Your tour commences at the water's edge, Marlin Marine, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. A short distance away is the beautiful St Monica's Cathedral which features the world's largest themed stained glass windows, 24 windows depicting the story of creation.

Then its onto the Cairns Museum to discover the vibrant city history and rich cultural heritage. Housed in the School of Arts building, you will have an exclusive 20 minute guided tour of the museum with a local expert. 

Next, travel to the leafy suburb of Edge Hill for a guided walk through the Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens, which is renowned for having one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia. Meander through the butterfly lined pathways under the green canopy as your guide explains the various plants you see along the way. While at the gardens, enjoy a delicious Devonshire Tea of homemade scones served with jam and cream and a choice of locally grown tea or coffee. You will have a photo opportunity at Cairns best scenic lookout taking in stunning city and mountain views. Your afternoon of exploring continues with a visit to the Lower Barron Falls. Enjoy a walk at the lower section of the Barron Gorge National Park and view Surprise Creek Falls. 

Heading further north along the Captain Cook highway, the final stop is to beachside Palm Cove, lined with centuries old Paperback trees. Take a stroll along the jetty and enjoy the tropical beach setting and natural surroundings. After the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned to your hotel.

Your Cairns City Sights Tour includes: 

  • Complimentary pick up from the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
  • Small air-conditioned 20 seat coach
  • Professional experienced guide
  • Cairns Museum guided tour and complementary re-entry during your stay
  • St Monica's Cathedral- World famous 'Creation' windows
  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens-Interpretive Walk
  • Delicious afternoon tea of scones, jam and cream
  • Cairns scenic lookout
  • Lower Barron Gorge National Park
  • Palm Cove


  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 173.00AU$ 90.00AU$ 481.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 173.00AU$ 90.00AU$ 481.00

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

General Conditions

  • Cairns City Sights Half-Day Tour operates Monday to Saturday
  • 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 for 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 2019. 

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