|Situated on Australia's beautiful Great Barrier Reef just 45 minutes off-shore from Cairns, Green Island is a small coral cay of 15 hectares surrounded by a magnificent coral reef, and one of Australia's premier environmental heritage sites. - Green Island Resort represents one of the most environmentally sensitive tourist developments in the world, designed and built with extreme care to preserve the island's delicate environment. - Green Island Resort has been acclaimed for its sensitive balance between the needs of visitors and the protection of a unique environment. It is the most exclusive and ecologically harmonious resort on the reef. Green Island is a National Park and as such the resort is unique.