Green Island Cairns and White water rafting are two fun things while visiting Cairns.

Travel to Green Island in the morning, return at approximately 1 pm and then be picked up at around 2 pm to have an afternoon of fun on the Barron River.

Visitors can do this package in one day or two days.

Green Island Cairns

Green Island Cairns has all the top tropical island features.  Sparkling blue water, white sandy beaches and palm trees.

This idyllic coral cay is only 15 nautical miles offshore from Cairns.

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

White water Rafting

The Barron River half-day tour is an excellent way to start white water rafting. It’s exciting, fun, and exhilarating for the entire family. Allow the guides to entertain you as you cruise along this magnificent river.

Looking for more fun things to do here are some of our favourites



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


Half-Day on Green Island

Barron River Half day white water rafting


Green Island Inclusions

  • Cruise to Green Island aboard a Great Adventures modern catamaran
  • Half-day reef cruises allow 3 hrs on Green Island, depart at 8.30 am, and back in Cairns at 12.45 pm.
  • Choice of Snorkelling Gear or Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • Snorkelling demonstration and reef presentation en route to Green Island
  • Select “Both Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkel Gear Charge” if you wish to have both these options at an extra cost

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 Foaming Fury.

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Tour Features


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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