Horse Riding Cairns and Green Island

This tremendous two-day package of Green Island and Horseriding from Cairns has you snorkelling and swimming on one day, and then Horseriding through the rainforest the next day!  A great package for the whole family!

Green Island

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, 45 minutes ferry trip from Cairns.

This tropical island is covered in rainforests and is also surrounded by sandy beaches and coral reefs. So see Green Island your way with a choice between a glass-bottom boat tour or the use of snorkelling equipment.

The friendly crew will help you to organise your day on the journey out to maximise 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 you 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.

Horseriding Cairns 

Our Horseriding Cairns Tour is our most popular tour and is perfect for people of all ages and abilities. This tour is available in the morning, afternoon, or twilight and includes everything you’ll need for an exciting day. So be prepared for stunning vies as we take a ride through the paddocks, rainforest, and river.

Our unique horse rides will take you all around our gorgeous 150-acre property and give you an experience you’ll never forget. Surrounded by world heritage mountains and the planet’s oldest rainforests. So sit back and enjoy the view from the best seat in the house, your horse. Our professional tour guides take you across hilltops to headlands, and then you will be awestruck by the stunning scenery. Ride down into the rainforest, and then finally to the crystal clear Little Mulgrave river (season permitting).

When you arrive at our lovely farm, you will be greeted by friendly personnel and farm animals who will make you feel right at home. Before assisting you adjust your helmet and get ready to go, staff will explain the mandatory Acknowledgement of Risk form and review the plan for your tour.

Before we go, we’ll all watch a short safety video together on the TV. This briefing will cover everything you need to know to stay safe and have fun while on your Horseriding Cairns tour, from how to sit in your saddle to what to do if your horse needs to go to the bathroom!

It’s time to explore!

Your tour guide will select the most appropriate horse for your size and skill, and you will be escorted to your new buddy for the day once the horses have been prepared. After that, we’ll head out into the magnificent environs for around 1.5 hours of horseriding through mountains, forests, paddocks, and rivers (be prepared to get a little wet!).

You will be safely helped off your horse when you return to the farm. You will then take a seat in our restaurant area and assist yourself to a range of refreshments and beverages while viewing the wonderful photographs of your Horseriding Cairns tour. These will be available for purchase.

This truly is a day out for everyone interested in experiencing the wonders of horseriding through nature’s majesty. With horses and tours to suit all abilities from toddlers to adults as well as novices to more experienced riders.

On the other hand, perhaps you want to maximise your time in Cairns? In addition to your Horseriding Cairns and Green Island Package, why not visit the Cairns Wildlife Dome as well? Speak to our friendly team to see how you can add this to your package!



Day trip to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef

Horseriding through untouched Rainforests


Your Day on Green Island
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am – Check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal
  • 8:30 am  – Depart to Green Island
  • 9:20 am – Arrive at Green Island
  • Spend the day Snorkelling, exploring the Island or join a Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • 4:00 pm – Board the boat for the return journey home
  • 4:30 pm – Depart Green Island
  • 5:20 pm – Arrive back in Cairns
Your Day with Horseriding

*Choose a Morning, Afternoon or Sunset Tour

  • 8:30 am – Check-in for the Horseriding Tour
  • 9:00 am – Commence Safety brief
  • 9:30 am – Depart on Horseback
  • Enjoy 1.5 hours of Horseriding through lush rainforest, creeks and bushland
  • 11:00 am – Return back to base.





  • Catamaran transfers to and from Green Island
  • Choice of either snorkelling equipment or a Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • Snorkelling demonstration & reef presentation on the journey to Green Island


  • Experienced English, Japanese and Chinese-speaking tour guides at the farm most days
  • All safety equipment and safety briefing
  • Assorted 1.5hr scenic horse riding trails through the river, rainforest, and bush
  • Light meal and tea coffee (all tours)

Optional Extras

Upgrade your Green Island tour to include both the Snorkelling and Glass Bottom Boat tour. Or even change your Island visit to a few hours, and then head out to the Outer Reef Pontoon.

You can upgrade your Horseriding Tour to make it a Private Tour.

Please contact our friendly team on (07) 4037 2700 to discuss the options.

What to bring

Green Island:
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Change of Clothes
  • Sunscreen, Hat and Sunglasses
  • Cash for purchases (Locker Hire available)
  • Footwear (Sandals/Thongs are suitable)
Horse Riding:
  • Long pants and a t-shirt that covers your shoulders and your upper arms
  • Covered shoes.
  • Camera (on request our staff can take photos of you on the horse before your ride but due to safety reasons cannot be taken on the ride).
  • Money for professional photographs, souvenirs, drinks or clothes hire.
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellent

How to get there

Please check in at the Great Adventures check-in desk just inside the Reef Fleet Terminal 1 hour before your departure.

The Horse Riding is located at Mount-n-Ride where you will need to make your own way to 60 Irvin Access, Little Mulgrave QLD 4865.

If you need assistance with getting to these locations, please contact our team on (07) 4037 2700

Important Information

The minimum age for this package is 4 years of age.

Due to the nature of horse riding, this tour is not suitable to join while pregnant. The maximum weight the horses can carry is 100 kg.





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