Green Island a top bush walk!
Already awarded Cleanest Beach in Far North Queensland, Green Island recently received a new honour in being named as one of the top 10 Bushwalks in Queensland by the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM).
This beautiful rainforest-clad island has a circumference of just 1.6 km and is home to over 120 species of plants, including a mixture of coastal and rainforest plants. Of the 300 coral cays in the Great Barrier Reef, Green Island is the only one with a rainforest! With such diversity of plant life and its unique location, it is certainly worthy of this special honour.
Visitors can explore the island with Great Adventures self-guided eco walk available in four languages. The island’s lush walking tracks feature a colourful interpretive boardwalk by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service that showcases more of the island’s amazing history, cultural and ecological information. This is also displayed in six languages.
“It is wonderful that Green Island National Park is recognised as one of the top bushwalks in Queensland,” Quicksilver Group Managing Director Tony Baker said.
“Great Adventures has always been dedicated to showcasing the whole of this unique island from a reef and rainforest perspective and our self guided eco walk highlights the commonly found trees, seeds with interesting facts. Respect for the traditional owners of Green Island (Gungganyji Aboriginal) is also highlighted with indigenous uses of flora being a great point of interest enhancing appreciation of Indigenous culture and history.”