Small 12 ha island just 27km north east of Cairns,
provides a tranquil setting for visitors amongst the
colourful coral reefs that surround the island. First
declared a national park in 1937, the surrounding waters
then declared a marine park in 1974. Access to the Island is
by high speed catamaran.
Snorkelling, bushwalking, diving,
shopping, fish watching or just plain relaxing and taking in
the magnificent natural surroundings are the main past times
for visitors to the island. A proportion of all visitor fees
are directed to maintenance of the national park.
waters surrounding Green Island are protected within the
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. All animals and plants,
including living and dead shells and coral, are protected.
Fishing and collecting are prohibited. Anchor only on sand.