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.

Bluewater Bed and Breakfast Cairns

Cairns North, Cairns Area
From AU$85.00 - 85.00
Your private, fully self contained cottage is situated in a lush tropical garden The cottage has a queen size bedroom, bathroom, toilet, laundry, lounge room, and fully stocked kitchen. A large patio with barbecue and a private swimming pool. Close to shops, public transport, James Cook University and Half Moon Bay Beach. With such tranquillity it is hard to believe you are so close to most of Cairns famous attractions. Bluewater Bed and Breakfast is a 15 minute drive from the Airport and Cairns. Enjoy your tropical breakfast at your leisure in your cottage, on your patio or by the pool!

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.

Platypus Springs Rainforest Retreat

Kuranda, Mareeba Area
From AU$269.00 - 299.00
Nestled within a 100 acre Tropical Rainforest property in Kuranda, Far North Queensland is where luxury and absolute privacy awaits you. Platypus Springs is a fully self-contained private accommodation for one couple wanting to relax and unwind in luxury and seclusion. Platypus Springs is a one bedroom House/Retreat, fully self-contained with all the luxuries and necessities you will need to stay with us for a weekend, a week or a month. Enjoy a Deluxe King Latex bed, large outdoor spa, barbecue, plunge pool and waterfall and so much more - all for one couple to enjoy at their own leisure and pleasure. While relaxing you will enjoy magnificent mountain and valley views, filled with colourful birds, native wildlife and unforgettable butterflies. For that extra pampering see their In House Day Spa page for treatment details. Their Therapist will visit you at the Retreat to provide your treatments. Platypus Springs is the perfect accommodation choice for any couple looking for a very private and peaceful holiday break. The Perfect Secluded Getaway for two.

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.

Villa Marine Holiday Apartments

Yorkeys Knob, Cairns Area
From AU$99.00 - 159.00
Villa Marine Holiday Apartments are located just 10 minutes from Cairns at Cairns favourite beach, Yorkeys Knob, famous for long sweeping tropical beaches and lots of wildlife. At Villa Marine there are apartments to suit all budgets, and they are just 50 metres to the beach and face the rainforest. The self-contained apartments have character and soul, some furnished with tribal and aboriginal artifacts. Villa Marine is famous for the unique rainforest they front onto and for the wildlife that visits, including kangaroos. It is a bird watchers haven with large numbers of rainforest birds, butterflies, and tree frogs. The holiday apartments are fully self-contained , and with only nine villas it is quiet and peaceful. There is a huge 18 metre lagoon pool. There are a variety of apartment sizes to suit singles, couples, groups, and families. Tours pick up at the door, there is an onsite tour office with free tour bookings and over 200 different tours to choose from, as well as car hire and local bus just a 50 metre walk; supermarket and cafes just a five minute walk away. Avoid the crowds of Cairns and stay by the beach. Experience rainforest, nature and serenity.

Trinity Beach Palace

Trinity Beach, Cairns Area
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From AU$2500.00 - 3500.00
Behind austere "palace gates" lies pure luxury framed in natural beauty - Trinity Beach Palace - with 10,000 square metres of park-like tropical landscaped grounds bordered by 130 metres of true beach frontage in Far North Queensland. The house itself is even more spectacular; lavishly furnished in a style best described as "African chic" - imagine rich London townhouse meets "out of Africa". The property provides premium accommodation for up to 10 people in five unique private couple retreats, each suite or room is individually decorated with hand selected pieces from around the world. Trinity Beach Palace is available for luxury accommodation, executive retreats, weddings and other special events. The only guests you will meet are those you invite; your rate includes the entire estate on an exclusive basis. Trinity Beach Palace, an embodiment of style and opulence, sets the standard for beachfront property.
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