Great Adventures Reef and Green Island Cruises

Multiple Locations

With Great Adventures you can explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on any day of your holiday, be it from the spacious reef platform or at the tropical reef and rainforest surrounds of Green Island. Great Adventures' modern high speed catamarans depart from Cairns daily.

Outer Reef: Guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers alike can experience this World Heritage environment from the spacious reef activity platform. Snorkel and dive amongst beautiful coral gardens, or if you choose to stay dry, you can embrace the natural wonderland below in the underwater observatory, or from the comfort of the semi-submersible. For the ultimate reef and island experience in one day, Great Adventures offers the choice of combining the Outer Reef cruise with a two hour stopover on Green Island.

Green Island: For a tropical island adventure, beautiful Green Island offers the unique opportunity for a combined reef and rainforest experience. On a Great Adventures fast cat, you'll be there in just 45 minutes and with three departures daily, it's perfect for a full or half day tour.

Ocean Spirit: Luxury 32m sailing catamaran Ocean Spirit sets sail to Michalemas Cay, a picturesque vegetated sand cay and important bird sanctuary.


  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swim with Fish
  • Swimming

Other Information


Chair lifts may be available on some Great Adventures catamarans. Disabled toilet facilities and wide boardwalks are available on Green Island. It is recommended to contact Great Adventures to discuss any special needs including wheelchair access prior to travel.


Children are welcome.

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Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

Cairns, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$38.00 - 375.00
On the southern entrance to Cairns, seven kilometres from the city, is their multi Australian and Queensland Tourism Award winning resort. Set on 28 acres of tropically landscaped award-winning gardens, the resort boasts a fantastic range of features and facilities to suit everyone. The minute you arrive your holiday begins at Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort. A tour in their "Nemo Buggy", "Turtle Buggy" or "Frog Mobile" introduces you to the many exciting, free facilities and activities. The all-weather Mini Coconuts Playground is their most recent addition, Neos Interactive Play Hub, Splash Waterpark, two giant jumping pillows and huge playground, your children will be entertained while you relax. Their Garden Pool is heated and hosts aqua aerobics and the resort pool has heated/cold spa's . Watch a family movie on the giant outdoor screen or enjoy Thursday's free pancake breakfast by the pool. Free Wi-Fi, gymnasium, Mini-Mart, restaurant and laundries are among the other facilities. They offer a range of accommodation, priced to suit all budgets. Self contained condos, villas, units and cabins are designed to suit couples, families and groups. Caravanners, motorhomers and campers can choose from a large selection of Ensuite Sites, Powered Slab Sites or Grass Camping Sites.

Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
From AU$155.00 - 410.00
Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and coral beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Australia, located only 29 kilometres off Cairns. Just 45 minutes by Fast Cat, Fitzroy Island Resort offers affordable 4.5 star accommodation including Ocean Suites, Resort Studios, Beach Cabins and Self-contained Apartments. The resort facilities include a beach front restaurant, large pool with swim up bar, dive shop, indoor cinema, Foxy's bar, a general store and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. There are plenty of activities for the whole family at Fitzroy Island including sea kayaking, snorkelling the fringing coral reefs, glass bottom boat tours, walking trails, paddle boarding, fish feeding, dive lessons and dive tours as well as its own cinema and games room. Camping is also available. Fast Cat transfers to and from Fitzroy Island depart daily and tickets can be pre-booked from Fitzroy Island Resort. Fitzroy Island will create memories to last a lifetime. Pure tropical island magic...
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From AU$30.00 - 210.00
BIG4 Cairns Crystal Cascades Holiday Park is a perfect place to holiday in Cairns. If you are searching for quality affordable accommodation, they have exactly what you need! Value for money and uncompromising quality make them a must for your next Cairns Holiday. Choose from a variety of different styles from their range of self-contained cabins or grassy tent/powered sites - there's something that will suit everyone and the best bit is their proximity to everything. Their park is set at the base of a magnificent rainforest mountain with breathtaking scenery, yet only 15 minutes to the Cairns Esplanade, Central Business District, airports and the Great Barrier Reef. The park's location, amidst lush green lawns and tropical gardens, is suited to guests who love a natural awe inspiring stunning location. An abundance of birdlife, a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere, no sand flies, mosquitoes or highway noise - just peaceful serenity completes this paradise. Facilities include a saltwater pool/spa, kids adventure playground, free WIFI, a well-equipped camp kitchen, amenities, guest laundry, free tour bookings and local information, barbecues, tennis, even 10 kilometre walking/ bike paths. They are the ultimate destination to relax and unwind and discover Cairns.

Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Cairns, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$149.00 - 275.00
With the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Rainforest at your fingertips, Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns is the perfect location to commence your Tropical North Queensland experience. The views are breathtaking. Located on the Cairns Esplanade, just a short stroll to the heart of the city, the Resort offers stunning views of the Coral Sea and rainforest-clad mountains. Their hotel accommodation offers 240 generously proportioned air-conditioned rooms, the decor reflecting the tropical lifestyle and the landscapes of Cairns are the surrounding region. The Resort also boasts semi-self contained and fully self-contained Apartments. This style of accommodation is ideally suited to family holidays, with one and two bedrooms available. You can spend hours simply relaxing and re-energising yourself. After a game of tennis why not cool down in one of three swimming pools located in beautiful surrounds or indulge in a cocktail at the swim-up bar. Steam it up in the sauna before pounding out those calories in the Health and Fitness Centre. Whether you're relaxing poolside or just soaking up the sun, the Resort's professional and friendly staff are there to answer your every need.

Cairns Holiday Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$28.00 - 95.00
Cairns Holiday Park is the ultimate destination for your next holiday. The park is the closest holiday park to the Cairns city centre and hospital and features accommodation for all tastes and budgets. Popular with both local and international travellers, Cairns Holiday Park is the perfect base to explore all the local attractions Tropical North Queensland is famous for. Stay in one of their motel style studios with air conditioning and Foxtel, or choose from one of their budget lodging style rooms with shared bathroom facilities. There's also plenty of shaded and spacious ensuite, powered and unpowered camping sites for campervans, caravans and tents. Free wireless internet, free internet cafe, free information and activity nights, free fresh milk and newspaper in studios/lodgings, free Foxtel television in studios and lodgings, free vegetable and herb garden.

Galvins Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
From AU$140.00 - 140.00
Luxury with a difference, Galvin's Edge Hill Bed and Breakfast is centrally located in leafy Edge Hill, Cairns' oldest and most picturesque suburb. Just five minutes from downtown Cairns and five minutes from the international airport, Galvin's is one block from the village of Edge Hill where you'll find restaurants and cafes, a variety of local shops, the famous Botanic Gardens, Art Centre, rainforest walks, Royal Flying Doctors' Headquarters and museum, and more. Relax in your own private two-bedroom apartment. They only accept one booking at a time so you are guaranteed the whole place to yourselves, no need to share. Enjoy the magnificent swimming pool and gardens. Whether you are single, double, a family or two couples travelling together, you won't be disappointed with Galvin's special blend of hospitality and privacy.

Park Regis City Quays

Cairns, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$119.00 - 289.00
Park Regis City Quays invites you to discover Cairns and surrounds by providing the ultimate base during your next visit. With the Esplanade, harbour foreshore, restaurants, shops, Night Markets, Reef Casino and Marlin Marina a short stroll away; you are close to everything that makes Cairns a great destination. For guests attending trade shows, conferences and other events, Cairns Convention Centre is conveniently located directly across the street from the hotel. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, Park Regis City Quays is your ideal 'home away from home' whilst in Cairns. Relax and unwind in your modern hotel room or one/two bedroom self-contained apartment - all with individually controlled air-conditioning as well as ceiling fans, complimentary Wi-Fi Access (Up to 250 MB), cable television and most with large balconies. To enhance their guests' experience, their superior rooms have recently been given a fresh new look including new pillow top beds and bedding, modern desks/work areas and new technologies such as iPod docking stations and high definition LCD televisions.

Australis Cairns Beach Resort

Holloways Beach, Cairns Area
From AU$155.00 - 270.00
Beachfront location - The Australis Cairns Beach Resort is an ideal base for exploring all that the Region has to offer. Located at Holloways Beach - The Australis Cairns Beach Resort is the closest beachfront accommodation to Cairns, just 12 minutes north of the City, 12 minutes from the airport, and just metres from the warm tropical water of the Coral Sea. Their resort offers everything a guest needs to create a home away from home on the beach. The one bedroom apartments have private balconies which overlook beautifully landscaped gardens and pool area, or the Coral Sea. Each apartment is equipped with a self-contained kitchen and laundry facilities. The bedroom offers split King beds, which can be utilised as two single beds, with a sofa bed in the living room. There are restaurants on the beach and nearby, a small shopping centre for basics, and regular public bus service into Cairns. The resort has a full tour desk, internet kiosk, wireless internet access, and the staff are very knowledgeable on local attractions and can provide excellent advice on what to do and where to go. Simple Pleasures - Pure Relaxation - think Cairns Beach Resort.

Piermonde Apartments

Cairns, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$249.00 - 389.00
Piermonde Apartments boasts some of the largest guest rooms in Cairns, making it the perfect choice for families and small groups in particular. All apartments feature huge bathrooms, spa or jet bath, full kitchen and laundry facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi Access (Up to 250 MB), broadband internet, DVD players and video security intercom. Guests can enjoy the tropical sun from the privacy of their own oversized balcony with sweeping views across Cairns' waterways and hinterland. Hotel facilities include outdoor spa, pool, barbecue and sundeck area. The 17-storey apartment hotel also provides undercover secure parking, business services, guest laundry, dry cleaning service, safe, luggage storage and tour booking expertise. Piermonde Apartments is located a leisurely stroll from Cairns' famous Esplanade, Reef Casino, Marlin Marina and Night Markets as well as quality restaurants, shops and bars. For guests attending tradeshows, conferences and other events, Cairns Convention Centre is conveniently located directly across the street from the hotel. With the hotel's fusion of luxury, home comforts and a sought after Cairns harbour foreshore location, you may never want to leave Piermonde Apartments.

Cairns Harbour Lights

Cairns, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$189.00 - 689.00
Perfectly located next to Cairns' stunning waterfront with amazing views over the marina and the Cairns City, Cairns Harbour Lights offers beautifully appointed self-contained one and two bedroom apartments, each with spacious and contemporary living areas, private furnished balconies and kitchen and laundry facilities. Ideal for leisure and business guests, Cairns Harbour Lights offers superb Cairns accommodation complemented by superior recreational facilities including gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool, sun deck, spa, sauna and barbecue area. Only minutes walk to the Esplanade lagoon, shopping and dining precincts, families will enjoy the spacious apartments and the hotel's proximity to the best that Cairns has to offer.
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