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Cairns/Green Island in May

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Cairns/Green Island in May

I will be heading to Cairns May 17-21. We will 2 adult couples traveling.

I have read mixed reviews on Green Island. Is it worth it to stay there at all? Possibly two nights there and two nights in Port Douglas? Any suggestions? We are interested in seeing the reef and snorkeling. Thanks!

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1. Re: Cairns/Green Island in May

I would not spend time on Green Island. I would go to Port Douglas and take reef excursions from there and, if I had my fill of that (never do!) take a trip to Daintree.

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2. Re: Cairns/Green Island in May

On a good day it gets about 700+ day visitors. Any where not here or Fitzroy. Do day trips.

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3. Re: Cairns/Green Island in May

Definitely don't stay overnight at Green Island. You will regret not being on the mainland. Green Island is perfect for a day trip but over night, nah. Infact both close islands which are Green and Fitzroy are so close to Cairns they are hugely popular with day trippers you will find yourself inundated with tourists all day and again when the first boat arrives in the morning. If you do choose to stay on one of these islands overnnight the one night would be my maximum. If you want to do an overnight reef trip consider some of the overnight dive boats, you will enjoy it much more with privacy or just do day trips fron Port Douglas or Cairns to the reef.

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4. Re: Cairns/Green Island in May

Green island is worth a day trip but not really overnight. You would be better off spending your money on staying in port Douglas or cairns itself. Much more to do and better value for money. You can so great tours from there also.

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