National Parks


QLD Cairns - Hasties Swamp National Park

One of the most popular destination on the Great Barrier Reef is Green Island. This 12ha island is a true coral cay formed over thousands of years by the build-up of sand and coral rubble deposited on the calm side of the reef. The eastern side of the island is covered in tropical vine forest vegetation. The surrounding coral reef is home to a variety of hard and soft corals, giant clams, fish and stingrays.

Pied imperial-pigeons roost on the island in summer and endangered green and hawksbill turtles are seen offshore.


Green Island is 27km east-north-east of Cairns. Daily ferry services operate to the island. The journey takes 50 minutes.

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)