Green Island and Cairns Aquarium

Green Island and Cairns Aquarium

This is a great family day package and combines a tropical island Great Barrier Reef experience with an Aquarium experience dedicated to the amazing and diverse ecosystems of the Wet Tropics.  

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 Aquarium


Make your way to Cairns Aquarium, 5 Florence St.


Aquarium closes

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 Aquarium

Tour Operator: Cairns Aquarium 

The new Cairns Aquarium is the only aquarium in the world dedicated exclusively to the habitats and species of Tropical North Queensland, connecting visitors with the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. 15,000 animals from 10 different ecosystems and 71 habitats across Tropical Far North Queensland are less than a hand span away and their ever-changing activities and behaviours will keep you mesmerised. Experience presentations at Australia's only Deep Reef Tank and live diver feeds in the Oceanarium.

Enjoy lunch (included) with the sharks in the Under the Pier themed Aqualuna restaurant to complete your afternoon at Cairns Aquarium. 

The last daily admission time to Cairns Aquarium is 4pm and closes at 5pm.

Your Cairns Aquarium experience includes:

  • Admission
  • Features 10 Tropical North Queensland eco systems and 71 habitats
  • Presentations: River Monsters, Denizens of the Deep, Life of Sharks and Rays, Curious and Coloured.
  • Habitat talks, Animal Feeds and Terrestrial & Marine Encounter Touch Tanks
  • Lunch at Aqualuna Restaurant. 


  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 155.00AU$ 93.00AU$ 452.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 155.00AU$ 93.00AU$ 452.00

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Package is self-drive. Coach transfers to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal are available at an additional cost. 

General Conditions

  • Children: 4-14 years; Children 3 years and younger cruise for free
  • Family fare- maximum 2 adults and 2 children from 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 2019. 

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