Green Island Cairns and White Water rafting

Travel to Green Island Cairns in one day, then enjoy an afternoon of fun on the Barron River the next day! 2 days are required to enjoy this package.

Green Island

Surrounded by white sandy beaches and the beautiful coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is an idyllic coral cay located only 15 nautical miles offshore from Cairns.

We offer the best elements of the tropics in one destination: Beautiful island beaches, shady emerald rainforest, and a world-renowned coral reef.

Green Island is ideal for swimmers and non-swimmers. Either snorkel or take the glass bottom boat ride, or you can do both.

White Water Rafting

Duration: 3 hours on the mighty Barron River

White Water rafting is one of the most popular adrenaline activities in Cairns.

Providing the adrenaline-pumping excitement, but where better to get your thrills and spills than in the pristine World Heritage Rainforest? This spectacular backdrop alone is well worth the trip!

More fun things to do in Cairns

All-inclusive Outer Great Barrier Reef tour.

Fly to Lizard Island for the day

Great Barrier Reef stay with your own valet



  • Tropical Green Island
  • Beach
  • Rainforest
  • White Water Rafting
  • Barron River National Park


Full day on Green Island: By default, departure time will be 8.30am from Cairns and 4.30pm from Green Island. Please get in touch if you would like to change these times (subject to availability)

Barron River half-day afternoon white water rafting


Green Island Inclusions (Return ferry only)

  • Cruise to Green Island aboard a Great Adventures modern catamaran
  • Green Island, depart at 8.30 am, and back in Cairns at 17.45 pm

White water Rafting – PM

A fun-filled two hours of White Water Rafting on the Barron River grade 2 – 3 Rapids. Age 13 years +

Barron River is north of Cairns and is North Queensland’s most exciting half-day tour.  Feel the rush of white water rafting within the extraordinary wilderness of Australia’s Tropical Rainforests.

White Water Rafting Inclusions

  • 2 hours on the Barron River
  • Coach transfers back to the accommodation
  • Safety Equipment – Life Jacket and helmet
  • Tea and coffee at the end of the White Water Rafting Trip
  • Digital photos available for purchase

Optional Extras

White Water Rafting Extras

  • insurance levy payable
  • Child Fare 13-14 years inclusive (minimum age 13 years)

What to bring

Green Island

  • Towel and swimwear
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Suntan lotion

Prepare for your rafting trip:

  • Bring your ticket and POB levy (payment cash or credit card)
  • Wear a swimming costume under your clothes
  • A large towel
  • Money for souvenirs and snacks
  • Leave all jewellery and valuables at your accommodation.
  • A change of clothes
  • Water-resistant sunscreen $5 for shoe hire OR bring Secure Footwear – lace-up shoes or reef sandals that will get wet (we realise that you are on holiday and might not want your shoes wet).

How to get there

How to get to Green Island

Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal located at 1 Spence Street, Cairns.

How to get to White Water Rafting

White water rafting picks up from your accommodation house, so please let us know where you are staying when booking.

Self-drivers can check in at 100 Lake Placid Road, Lake Placid, Caravonica at 2 pm.

Important Information

Liability Release Form:

Every participant must sign a Liability Release Form before commencing rafting and some packages.

Passengers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.

Medical Conditions:

Please note that some medical conditions, disabilities and impairments may exclude participants from rafting for safety reasons.

e.g. pregnancy and severe vision impairments. Passengers should disclose any medical conditions, disabilities and impairments at booking.

Pay on Board Levy:

Pay onboard raft levy which we require to be paid directly to the operator.

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Tour Features

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Barron River Rafting

Barron River Rafting – Half Day


Pick-up from Cairns City Accommodations


Green Island Day Trip – Ferry transfers

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Depart Cairns marina 8:30am - Depart Green Island 4:30pm




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