Reef Islands near Tropical North Queensland

The islands off the coast of Tropical North Queensland are THE best spots to pop on your mask and snorkel and explore the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Islands to visit

  • Sail around the jewels of Low Isles or get there fast on a jet boat adventure from Port Douglas. 
  • Take a day trip to Green Island to snorkel, dive and enjoy a glass-bottom boat tour, or visit the turtle rehabilitation centre on Fitzroy Island, departing Cairns. 
  • Swim in Queensland’s most northern blue lagoon on Lizard Island and dive nearby Cod Hole and the Ribbon Reefs. 

Island (high)life

  • Live like royalty when you rent the whole place to yourself at Haggerstone Island.
  • Book an indulgent escape to Bedarra Island off Mission Beach, or board a water-taxi for an island camping adventure on Dunk Island.
  • Take a scenic helicopter flight to Vlassof Cay.

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Lizard Island

Lizard Island, Cook Area
From AU$1800 - 6380
Lizard Island, Australia's northernmost island resort on the Great Barrier Reef, is truly secluded from the rest of the world and is located a one hour scenic flight over the reef from Cairns. With only one resort on the island hosting 40 rooms – it is the tranquillity and natural beauty of the island that will first greet you.

Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
From AU$221 - 1066
Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore is a luxury resort in Palm Cove, situated on the absolute beachfront. Just a matter of steps and you are surrounded by the beach, sea and swaying palms. Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore offers 69 luxurious one, two, three bedrooms apartment-style suites, each with en-suite and second bathroom, dining and lounge area, fully equipped kitchen including Nespresso coffee machine, laundry with washing machine and dryer, balcony or terrace overlooking the pool or ocean depending on booked room type - the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.

Green Island Resort

Green Island, Cairns Area
From AU$710 - 810
Located 27 kilometres across the Coral Sea from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, the eco-sensitive Resort is luxury on the Great Barrier Reef. Nestled among the rainforest and secluded from the day visitor facilities, Green Island Resort offers a unique blend of luxurious accommodation and unparalleled access to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforest, and a spectacular array of bird and marine life.

Paradise On The Beach Resort

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
From AU$160 - 360
Framed by giant melaleuca trees, Paradise on the Beach is Palm Cove's hidden secret. Located just 15 metres from a picture perfect tropical beach edged by palm trees and a sparkling seascape of offshore islands.

Fitzroy Island Resort

Fitzroy Island, Cairns Area
From AU$155 - 410
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.

Vue Apartments Trinity Beach

Trinity Beach, Cairns Area
From AU$218 - 670
Vue Apartments situated on Trinity Beach's northern headland is in a class of its own along this stretch of coast. With every apartment offering breathtaking views of the crystal blue Coral Sea; from the northern aspect of Double Island through to Yorkeys Knob Boat Club in the south and across the horizon to Green Island.

Coral Towers Holiday Suites

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$189 - 279
Coral Towers is located among the palms on a quiet stretch of the Cairns Esplanade with views to Green Island. Coral Towers boasts a resort style swimming pool and heated spa with fantastic views overlooking the Esplanade.
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