Green Island & Skyrail Rainforest Adventure

Green Island & Skyrail Rainforest Adventure

Experience the beautiful rainforest-clad coral cay, Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef, and then continue on to join Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to glide just metres over the canopy of World Heritage listed tropical rainforests on your journey to the rainforest village of Kuranda.

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



Coach pick up at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey from Smithfield to Kuranda


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway return to Smithfield station


Coach transfer from Smithfield to Cairns / Northern Beaches accommodation (exc Holloways, Yorkey's or Machans).

MORNING: Green Island Eco Adventure - Half Day

Tour Operator: Great Adventures

For a tropical island adventure, Great Adventures will take you to Green Island, a beautiful 6000 year old coral cay, for a unique reef and rainforest experience just 45 minutes from Cairns.  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 tropical 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. Choose from a range of delicious and affordable meal and snack options with great kid’s menu options too. 

Your Green Island Eco Adventure includes:

  • Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise
  • Morning tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Choice of glass bottom boat 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: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway – Half Day

Tour Operator: Skyrail

Experience the iconic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, a 7.5 km cableway journey to and from Kuranda, the village in the rainforest. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforest. Glide just metres above the canopy in Skyrail’s comfortable six-person gondola cabins, enjoying spectacular views of the rainforest, Cairns, the Coral Sea and the lush Cairns Highlands. 

Two rainforest mid-stations, Red Peak and Barron Falls, provide the opportunity to explore and learn about this ancient environment on ranger-guided boardwalk tours and at the Rainforest Interpretation Centre.  Before your return Skyrail journey, you’ll have a brief time to visit the village of Kuranda with its rich assortment of interesting attractions and unique shopping experiences.

Your Skyrail Rainforest Cableway journey includes:

  • Coach pick up from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
  • Return Skyrail journey to and from Kuranda
  • Two rainforest mid-stations stops at Red Peak and Barron Falls
  • Ranger-guided boardwalk tour and Rainforest Interpretation Centre.
  • Free time in Kuranda
  • Return accommodation transfer to Cairns or Northern Beaches (exc Holloways, Yorkey's or Machans Beach).

Skyrail tour departs from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 1.45pm.


  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 205.00AU$ 105.00AU$ 515.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 205.00AU$ 105.00AU$ 515.00

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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 Skyrail experience.

General Conditions

  • 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 2023.

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