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Eat, walk, snorkel at Green Island Eco-Retreat 

We’re in a bit of a groove here at the moment, mining for local gems that’ll take you off the grid and close to the best of our environmental treasures.

This time, Luxury Escapes has a tempting eco retreat on Green Island, a coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef.

Fear not, being up close and personal with all the critters of the sea, land and air won’t compromise your comfort with all the comforts of resort living and fine food a plenty.

Dive into the underwater mysteries of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef when you stay at Queensland’s magnificent Green Island.

Just 45 minutes off the coast of balmy Cairns, this idyllic, eco-certified hideaway – accessible only by boat or helicopter – is draped in lush rainforest with a fringe of sun-kissed coastline.

Cast away for a laidback retreat hidden on a millennia-year-old, jungle-clad coral cay – the only one of its kind within this precious marine park.

Spend your days exploring the kaleidoscopic marine life shimmering beneath the largest coral reef system in the world, walking the nature trails covering the island or soaking up serenity on the resort’s postcard-perfect beach.

When you’re not snorkelling or kayaking through Green Island’s spectacularly blue waters, laze by the resort’s mirage-like swimming pool or savour each glorious sunset as it falls beneath the verdant rainforest.

Visit the resort’s signature dining venue, Emeralds, for locally sourced plates showcasing the flavours of Australia, savour barista-made brews at Lite Bites, head to The Canopy Grill for informal lunchtime dining the whole family will enjoy.

You can also organise private beach dining to bring romantic flair to your escape.

For all the sights, sounds, flavour and room options from Luxury Escapes CLICK HERE or call 1300 88 99 00

Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne
Michael G Browne is a crime author (Money Bags), comedy writer an inveterate traveller.

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