Fitzroy & Green island are the perfect islands to get your adventures underway if you’re planning on visiting the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns and they are fantastic options if you want to keep your costs down on your adventure. Both Islands for a day adventure are from $89 to $150 depending on the adventure you want to choose.

You can visit some of the most beautiful islands in the world, all while experiencing an incredible array of marine life. And these two islands will give you as much adventure as you want from a holiday or a little break time. Here’s a breakdown on what to expect from both.

Getting to both islands

Both Green Island and Fitzroy Island can be accessed by boat. You can choose from a range of tours and packages to the islands. Boats to Green Island and Fitzroy island depart from Cairns Reef Fleet terminal , and they both take around 45 minutes each way to get there.

You can choose from half day adventures or full day trips. With full day trips that just gives you some extra time to really appreciate both islands and have some down time just to truely relax on the islands as well.


Green Island has a resort. The resort offers a range of accommodation options from hotel rooms to private villas.

Fitzroy Island also has a resort and a camping ground. The resort offers a range of accommodation options from hotel rooms to one and two-bedroom apartments. The camping ground is located in the national park and offers a range of campsites for budget travelers the campsites are a only a short walk from the boat arrival point. You can also hire camping equipment if you dont have any of your own. For more info on accommodation on both islands contact us at Cheap Az Travel to let us help you get you adventure underway.


Green Island and Fitzroy Island offer a range of activities, and they’re both great for snorkeling and diving. Fitzroy island is known more for hiking trails, but both islands have kayaks and glass bottom boat tours.

With Green island it also has parasailing and Marineland Crocodile park.

Green Island

Green Island is the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest. It’s a great place to take a nature walk and spot some wildlife.

The island has a beautiful beach with crystal clear waters. It’s a great place to relax and soak up the sun.

The island has a range of snorkeling and diving spots. You can see a range of marine life including turtles, stingrays, and colourful fish.

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is the perfect place to explore the Great Barrier Reef. The island is surrounded by coral reefs, making it a great spot for snorkeling and diving.

The island has several walking trails, including the Lighthouse and Summit trails. The Lighthouse trail takes you up to the top of the island, and it offers incredible views.

Fitzroy Island also has a turtle rehabilitation center. You can visit the center and learn about the work they do to protect these incredible creatures.

Main Highlights

If you’re trying to decide between Green Island and Fitzroy Island, here are some of the main highlights of each island.

Green Island

Green Island is smaller than Fitzroy Island, which means it can get crowded during peak times. However, the island has a more laid-back vibe, which makes it a great place to relax.

The island is surrounded by coral reefs, but the reefs are closer to the shore. This means you can swim to the reefs from the beach, which is great if you’re not a strong swimmer.

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is larger than Green Island, which means it can handle more visitors. However, it can get busy during peak times.

The island has a more adventurous vibe, thanks to its hiking trails and watersports activities. Fitzroy Island has a turtle rehabilitation center, which is a unique experience that you won’t find on Green Island.

Fitzroy island also has a popular bar called Foxy’s where you can chill and watch the day go by with a cold one in your hand. And perfect for a sunset dinner or drink.

In summing up, both Green Island and Fitzroy Island offer a fantastic day out and a range of activities and incredible natural beauty. If you’re looking for a more laid-back atmosphere and don’t mind crowds, Green Island might be the best choice for you. If you’re looking for a more adventurous experience and want to explore more with hiking , Fitzroy Island might be the better option. Either way, you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable time exploring the Great Barrier Reef. And will be a great way to get your Cairns holiday underway.