Green Island and Horse Riding

Green Island

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This tropical island is covered in rainforest and surrounded by sandy beaches and coral reefs.

Your visit includes a choice of either a glass bottom boat tour or use of snorkelling equipment. You will travel out on a stable and comfortable high-speed catamaran. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes each way.

Friendly crew will help you to organise your day on the journey out to maximize your time on Green Island.

Once on the island, you can relax on the beach, take a walk through the rainforest or experience the reef with your snorkel gear or glass bottom boat.

There are no designated snorkel sessions, so will have the freedom to spend as much or as little time in the water as you like.

There are multiple options for lunch – visit one of the restaurants on the island or pack your own picnic.

Horse Riding

Visit a working sugar cane farm and an 18-acre billabong abundant with native wildlife. You will meet resident geese, peacocks and ducks while exploring the area.

This tour offers a safe and relaxing way to meander through mangrove wetland, rainforest pockets, sugarcane fields and native bush.

The horses are friendly, with a calm nature that suits riders of all ages and skill levels.

No experience necessary. Draw up on horse-back alongside the billabong for a billy tea over a camp fire and the chance to see a crocodile in the wild!


If you would like to maximise your time in Cairns by combining both these tours in the same day, simply select the same date of travel for both tours and then the 8:45 am Horse Riding tour and the 1:00 pm Green Island departure.


We will arrange for you to be picked up from your hotel (please advise) for your horse ride, and then you will be dropped off at the Reef Fleet Terminal for check-in for Green Island.



Check in for your Green Island tour will close 30 minutes prior to your departure time. Please check-in at the Great Adventures desk in the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns.

Please let us know where you will be staying in Cairns so we can arrange your pickup and drop off for the Horse Riding tour.


  • Child Fare 4-14 years inclusive (minimum age is 4 years)
  • Family Fare is 2 adults and 2 children
  • All prices are AUD and include GST

If you would like to know more about our Green Island and Horse Riding tour please Contact Us.

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The jetty at Green Island

Green Island Reef Cruise

Half Day

Up to 3 hours island time, 3 departures daily. Choice of glass bottom boat coral viewing tour or use of snorkel equipment.


cairns horse riding

Horse Riding Cairns

Horse Riding Half Day

Experience the joys of horse-riding through the Aussie bush, Rainforest, Sugar-cane fields and Wetlands all in one ride




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