Green Island & Rafting Adventure

Green Island & Rafting Adventure

Experience the beautiful Great Barrier Reef island of Green Island and then take on grade 2-3 rapids of the Barron River all in one amazing action-filled day!

Itinerary at a glance… (Times may be subject to change)
Green Island Eco Adventure
8.30amDepart Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
9.15amArrive Green Island
12.00pmDepart Green Island
12.50pm           Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
Barron River Rafting
2.00pmCoach pick up at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
2.20pmArrive Barron Gorge National Park
5.30pmArrive 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: Barron River Rafting – Half Day

Tour Operator: Foaming Fury

Foaming Fury will take you to the beautiful Barron Gorge National Park, just 20 minutes from the centre of Cairns for a fantastic introduction to white water rafting on the Barron River. It's fun, exciting and exhilarating, and no experience is necessary. You'll have two hours paddling up to grade 3 rapids on this exciting adventure. 

Your half day white water rafting tour takes place on the ebb and flow of the Barron River, as it snakes its way down the mountains and heads out to the Coral Sea. Barron Gorge National Park is known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, the Barron Falls and Barron Gorge, which has been carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River. 

This is a scenic rafting and rainforest adventure which combines calm water floating with a series of white water rapids for adventure and action. Rafts carry up to seven passengers plus your river guide. 

Your Barron River Rafting Half Day includes:

  • Up to 2 hours White Water Rafting in up to grade 3 rapids.
  • All tuition and safety equipment provided.
  • Professional and certified River Guides.
  • Rafting in the Barron Gorge National Park (stunning rainforest)
  • Pick-up from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and return to accommodation transfers. 

What to bring: Your ticket and payment for rafting levy, swimming costume under your clothes, towel, secure footwear that will get wet, change of clothes, sunscreen, money for souvenir photos or snacks.

*Leave jewelry and valuables at your accommodation. Waterproof shoes are available for hire. 


  Adult Child
Tour Price AU$ 225.00AU$ 164.00
Levy **)AU$ 30.00AU$ 30.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 255.00AU$ 194.00

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Additional Costs

*Barron River Levy 
The Barron River levy of $30.00 per person is payable direct to Foaming Fury on the day of travel.

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

General Conditions

  • Foaming Fury: Minimum age for rafting is 12 years. Under 18 must travel with a parent or guardian. All participants must complete a liability waver prior to commencing rafting. Some medical conditions may preclude you from rafting and is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant. 
  • 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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