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Green Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef

An October 2000 trip to Great Barrier Reef by onequest

Green Island Beach Photo, Great Barrier Reef, Australia More Photos
Quote: Green Island Resort is located approximately 1 hour by Catamaran from Cairns, Australia. Both day trippers and overnight guests visit the island. Guests choose from scuba, snorkeling, glass bottom boat rides, visiting the underwater observatory and the crocodile farm, and bush walking along the trails.

Green Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef

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Green Island Beach Photo, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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While Green Island is a beautifully vegitated coral cay, the real excitement is under the water. My husband and I enjoyed taking several glass bottom boat rides as well as an exciting snorkeling trip. We saw friendly John Dory fish, giant clams, hundreds of colorful fish, and brightly colored coral. During a rainstorm, we also visited the crocodile farm, where I had an opportunity to hold a baby croc - it was soft and squishy - not at all what I had expected. The largest croc in the farm was over 20 feet. We were excited to see these beasts get fed. I visited their website recently and it did not mention the croc farm, so if this is your main interest, call first. After the day trippers left the is...Read More
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The Reef Suite was pure luxury with an Asian influence. The suite was fully self contained with a raised king sized bed, separate sitting area, private balcony, and mini-bar. The bathroom facilities were impeccibly clean. The shower was separate from the deep bathtub, and the toilet was in a separate room. We had a concierge that would set up our dinner schedule and all island activities. All hotel guests pay a tariff that includes most of the island activities. We paid for the meals and drinks separately. When we go back to Australia, we hope to stay on Green Island again.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 12, 2002

Green Island Resort
P.O. Box 898
Green Island
+61 7 4031-3300

Emeralds Restaurant

Restaurant

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We ate at Emeralds Restaurant every evening. The waitstaff was prompt and courteous and the food was top notch. Our favorite meal was the Seafood Extravaganza. It included a whole mudcrab, crayfish, grilled seafood platter with clams, mussles, bay bugs and prawns, and whole baked tropical reef fish. In order to eat this meal, be sure to order it by 3pm.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 12, 2002

Emeralds Restaurant
Green Island Resort
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
(7) 4031-3300

Green Island

Attraction | "Green Island Beaches"

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Green Island is surrounded by pristine coral beaches, with a living, vibrant coral reef directly offshore. Near the wharf, there is a protected swimming beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas and snorkle equipment for hire, however, I recommend taking a small hike, so that you can have an entire stretch of beach to yourself.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 12, 2002

Green Island
27 Km Offshore From Cairns
Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Island Nature Walk

Attraction

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We enjoyed taking a leisurly walk along a well kept wood plank trail with Island Naturalists who explained the unique flora and fauna of the island. Our guide explained how the island was formed, who inhabited it originally, and how the trees started to grow on the island. The tour was entertaining and the guide kept the group to a pleasant pace.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 12, 2002

Island Nature Walk
Green Island
Great Barrier Reef, Australia