Green Island & Kuranda Train / Skyrail

Starting from: $AU221.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Green Island & Kuranda Tour package
  • Package recommended to be completed in 1 day (optional 2 days available)
  • Departure location: Cairns Marina
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Number of passengers: Reef: 400
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Green Island reef
  • Package duration: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 45 minutes
  • Time exploring the island: 2hrs 45min
  • Vessel type and size: Catamaran / 30m with 3 levels
  • Tea & coffee served in the morning


Green Island Cruise & Kuranda Train/ Skyrail

Activity 1: Green Island

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef with unique island rainforests, surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life.

This island tour offers three daily departures to the beautiful Green Island so clients can spend up to 7 hours on this tropical paradise. But this package is perfect for visitors with limited time offering a half day on Green Island and half day at Kuranda with the train and skyrail. Also included for the day on Green Island is a choice of glass bottom boat coral viewing OR snorkelling equipment.

The travelling to the island is only 50 minutes by a fast catamaran across the Coral Sea and clients have plenty to do and explore in this unique reef and rainforest coral cay. Listed below is some of the activities available on Green Island.

Extra activities include:

  • Introductory diving (for clients who have never dived before)
  • Certified diving (for experienced divers)
  • Boat snorkel tours (a snorkel tour where an experienced guide stays and assists clients during their snorkelling activity)
  • Sea Walker (helmet Diving - helmet that breath the air from the surface)
  • Helicopter scenic flights (see how colorful the reef is from the top)
  • Parasailing and much more

Activity 2: Kuranda

Kuranda is a village in the rainforest situated in the hills of Cairns. There are different ways to access the village, by road through the Kuranda range but the popular way is by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Scenic Railway.

At this tour option clients visit Kuranda without missing out on anything important. Travellers travel up to Kuranda by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and travels down back to Cairns on the famous Kuranda scenic railway. Also pick up & drop off from hotels and accommodations are included in the day package.

Kuranda provides visitors with many shopping opportunities, all within easy walking distance around the CBD, including the famous Kuranda markets which consists of a range of stalls with locally made arts, crafts and produce. Kuranda has also numerous art galleries and specialty shops offering a wide selection of locally made and designed art, clothing and handicrafts as well as a variety of sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Kuranda is also a major centre for opals and didgeridoos.

Some of the attractions in Kuranda include the Bird World Kuranda, the Butterfly Sanctuary and the Koala Gardens.Tickets can be purchased at the park entrance.

What's included in the main price

  • Activity 1: Island:
  • Return cruise on a fast air-conditioned fast catamaran to Green Island
  • Close to 3 hours exploring Green Island
  • Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
  • Self guided eco island walk
  • Choice of glass bottom boat coral viewing tour OR use of snorkelling equipment
  • Use of Island swimming pool exclusive for Great Adventures guests
  • Use of day visitor facilities
  • Activity 2: Kuranda:
  • Pick up from the Reef Terminal, Cairns Marina
  • One way Scenic Railway to Kuranda
  • One way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway back to Cairns
  • Coach transfer back to accommodation
  • Activity 1: Island:
  • Hotel pick up in the morning
  • Introductory dive
  • Certified dive
  • Sea Walker
  • Scenic helicopter flight (10 Minutes)
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Parasailing
  • Restaurants & cafes available daily on the island
  • Activity 2: Kuranda:
  • Restaurant & Cafes available at Kuranda village

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
07:30-8:15 Check-in at the Great Adventures desk inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
08:30 Boat departs the Reef Terminal, Cairns
Travel time is 45 minutes direct to Green Island on a fast stable motor catamaran
09:15 Boat arrives at Green Island
Enjoy approx 2 hours & 45 minutes exploring Green Island
12:00 Boat departs Green Island
12:45 Boat arrives back in Cairns
Free time available for lunch (own cost)
13:30 Coach pick up from the Reef Terminal
14:00 Skyrail departs Smithfield Station to Kuranda
Travel time is 1 hour & 15 minutes to Kuranda Village
15:15 Skyrail arrives at Kuranda Village
15:30 Train departs Kuranda Village to Cairns
Travel time is 1 hour & 15 minutes to Cairns Train Station
16:45 Train arrives at Freshwater Train Station
17:00 Coach transfer back to accommodation
  • Activity 1: Island:
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Dry change of clothes for the trip home
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases
  • Activity 2: Kuranda:
  • Casual clothing & comfortable walking shoes suitable for safe track walking
  • Hat & sunscreen for sunny days
  • Umbrella for rainy days

Please Note:
All Divers: In accordance with Australian Diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving.
Flying after Diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended.This is not applicable for low helicopter flights over the reef.
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving, (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.
Kuranda: Level of fitness:The rainforest walk is graded easy and it can be done by anyone with any level of fitness.

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Family Price: 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Reef Tax: $6.50 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.

Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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