GREENíS Lunch Retreat
Green Island’s enclosed food court dining area has been named “Green’s Buffet Servery”. Guests can enjoy a delicious buffet or a meal purchased from one of the island’s food outlets including the Canopy Grill or Lite Bites in this lunch retreat amid the rainforest.
On naming Green’s … and Green Island
Visitors to Green Island are often surprised to learn that the name the island bears is not because of its lush green rainforest – but was in fact named in 1770 after the astronomer onboard the HMS Endeavour, Mr Charles Green.
HMS Endeavour, was a British Royal Navy research vessel commanded by (then Lieutenant)
James Cook on his first voyage of discovery to Australia and New Zealand in 1768-71. On Sunday 10 June 1770, Captain James Cook first marked Green Island on navigational charts, naming the island after Charles Green.
Green Island is also know as “Wunyami”, the aboriginal name for this island, and is part of the traditional sea country of the Guru-Gulu Gungandji Aboriginal people.
Little is known of Charles Green’s personal life and no portrait of him has ever been found, however, his legacy and role in Cook’s historic voyage of discovery lives on today in the naming of Green Island. This lunch retreat amid the rainforest is also named in his honour.