Locals call it the Green Season and this is the best time of the year to travel to Tropical North Queensland. During this time the Rainforest comes to life, it is also the time to witness Coral Spawning on the Great Barrier Reef.
This spectacular natural phenomenon happens only once a year in late spring to early summer creating what looks like an underwater snowstorm.
Between the months of September and December Cairns puts on thrilling and exciting game fishing for all keen fisherperson! Come and catch one of the largest bony fish in the world!
During the winter months, whales migrate to the Australian coast for warmer waters from their feeding grounds of Antarctica. They are accompanied by their calves making this an exciting tourist attraction for Queensland before returning to Antarctica. From as early as May you can see whales along the east coast majestically swimming alone the coast. Most of these whales have been coming for years.
Visiting the Great Barrier Reef can be the trip of a lifetime so planning is essential. A good place to make the most of your trip to Tropical North Queensland is Cairns; from there you can access the Great Barrier Reef but also the Daintree Rainforest and so much more.
Green Island’s lush tropical environment and clear turquoise waters provide the perfect reason to venture beyond the mainland. The island is located on the Great Barrier Reef and is only a short 45 minute catamaran or ferry ride from Cairns city. Green Island Resort has easy access for guests with mobility restrictions as the island has a level timber boardwalk through the island’s rainforest, and flat paths through out the island’s main amenities including the restaurants, pool area, and Crocodile Habitat attraction ‘Marineland Melanesia’ and the island resort itself. Whether you decide to visit for the day or stay overnight, your time on Green Island can be as busy or as laid back as you like. With the range of activities on offer at Green Island you will be able to explore the island from a scenic helicopter flight, the beach and the crystal clear water.
When traveling around the world, you meet so many interesting people with fascinating stories and experiences that may one day become your own. Divers for example, love to share their diving experiences from all over, the good and the bad.
Just a spoonful of sugar, a spot of fishing, and the Great Barrier Reef itself are all the ingredients you need to create some fantastic family-friendly events, which the kids will love.
Diving is addictive and one dive is never enough
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