- 1 Is Green Island or Fitzroy Island better?
- 2 What is the best area to stay in Cairns?
- 3 Can you stay on Green Island?
- 4 Where is the best place to stay to visit the Great Barrier Reef?
- 5 Are there crocodiles on Fitzroy Island?
- 6 Is Green Island worth visiting?
- 7 Is it better to stay in Port Douglas or Cairns?
- 8 What is the best month to visit Cairns?
- 9 Is it worth going to Cairns?
- 10 Are there crocodiles on Green Island?
- 11 How much does it cost to go to Green Island?
- 12 Is Green Island good for snorkeling?
- 13 Is it safe to swim in the Great Barrier Reef?
- 14 What town is closest to the Great Barrier Reef?
- 15 How many days do you need in Great Barrier Reef?
Is Green Island or Fitzroy Island better?
Fitzroy Island is a much quieter and larger island offering the opportunity to escape the crowds and enjoy your own piece of paradise. It is also a favourite amongst locals looking for a quiet weekend away. Green Island offers more for those travellers who enjoy guided tours and has more shops, restaurants and bars.
What is the best area to stay in Cairns?
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- Trinity Beach – Best Neighborhood in Cairns for Families.
Can you stay on Green Island?
Green Island accommodation
There’s only one option for accommodation on Green Island, but it has everything you need for a relaxing island escape. It’s not just you who will be treated well during your stay on Green Island, Green Island Resort is one of Australia’s most eco-friendly resorts.
Where is the best place to stay to visit the Great Barrier Reef?
qualia, Hamilton Island
Perhaps the best-known luxury resort on the Great Barrier Reef, qualia is pure barefoot luxury nestled on the northern tip of Hamilton Island. The private pavilions are made of natural timber and stone and provide the ultimate vantage point to take in the views of the Whitsundays.
Are there crocodiles on Fitzroy Island?
Does Fitzroy Island have crocodiles? While it is possible for a crocodile to make its way out to Fitzroy, it is extremely rare. Crocodiles prefer murky water for hunting and are overall, pretty lazy. Fitzroy would be quite a long swim for them into the unknown open ocean.
Is Green Island worth visiting?
Green island is a great place to visit if you have the time/money. The snorkelling is great just near the jetty and there are plenty of lovely beaches to relax on. There is a also a crocodile attraction that is worth visiting. I would definitely go there again – even though it is quite expensive.
Is it better to stay in Port Douglas or Cairns?
Overall, if it’s adventure, a buzzing nightlife, great food and shopping that you’re after then Cairns is the place for you. It offers more things to do even for those on a tighter budget. Port Douglas is more suited for those wanting a relaxed laid back holiday surrounded by nature in a small village atmosphere.
What is the best month to visit Cairns?
If you too want to take advantage of the dry season and absence of marine stingers, the best time to visit Cairns is between June and October. However, if your priorities are cheap flights, fewer crowds and tour deals, you can also take a chance on traveling in the shoulder season (April/May or September/October).
Is it worth going to Cairns?
Cairns is nice to visit all year round and each season brings its perks. The temperatures are nice during winter (June to August) – a lot warmer than in the rest of Australia – and the weather is more predictable. Some would argue that Cairns is worth visiting only during that season.
Are there crocodiles on Green Island?
One of Green Island’s most unique attractions is indeed Marineland Melanesia. Not only is it home to the largest captive crocodile in Australia, Cassius, it is also home to one of the largest private collections of exotic Melanesian tribal artifacts and aquariums.
How much does it cost to go to Green Island?
Great Adventures offers the most affordable way for you to travel to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns. With Great Adventures’ fast catamaran journey from Cairns, you can be at Green Island in just 45 minutes!
Is Green Island good for snorkeling?
Green Island Snorkelling
Snorkelling at Green Island, with its lifeguard patrolled beach, is a safe and exciting way to introduce yourself to the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel gear includes snorkel, mask and fins; prescriptions masks and flotation vests are available for hire from the dive shop*.
Is it safe to swim in the Great Barrier Reef?
A: It is safe to swim all year round in Cairns, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef but it is highly recommended that you wear a lycra suit when entering the water in the warmer months of November-April.
What town is closest to the Great Barrier Reef?
‘ Cairns in Tropical North Queensland is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the best place to base yourself for a visit. Cairns is the closest coastal city to the Great Barrier Reef, meaning less travel and more time on the reef.
How many days do you need in Great Barrier Reef?
How long should you stay: It’s recommended to spend at least 3 days exploring the reef. Single day trips from Cairns or Port Douglas just won’t do this place justice.