Horse Riding Cairns and Green Island

This tremendous two-day package of Green Island and Horseriding from Cairns has you snorkelling and swimming on one day, and then Horseriding through the rainforest the next day!  A great package for the whole family!

Green Island

Green Island is a beautiful coral cay within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, 45 minutes ferry trip from Cairns.

This tropical island is covered in rainforests and is also surrounded by sandy beaches and coral reefs. So see Green Island your way with a choice between a glass-bottom boat tour or the use of snorkelling equipment.

The friendly crew will help you to organise your day on the journey out to maximise your time on Green Island. Once on the island, you can relax on the beach, take a walk through the rainforest or experience the reef with your snorkel gear or glass-bottom boat. There are no designated snorkel sessions, so you will have the freedom to spend as much or as little time in the water as you like.

There are multiple options for lunch – visit one of the restaurants on the island or pack your own picnic.

Horseriding Cairns – KUR-Cow Barwell Farm in Kuranda

This farm experience is minutes away from the beautiful rainforest village of Kuranda.

Firstly, spend some time enjoying a range of farm activities. You will start with the Horse riding tour. Followed by time at the ‘Mini Animal Farm‘ where visitors will get up close and personal with pigs, chickens, guinea pigs, parrots, sheep and more!

It’s time to explore!

Your tour guide will select the most appropriate horse for your size and skill, and you will be escorted to your new buddy for the day once the horses have been prepared. After that, we’ll head out into the magnificent environs for around 1 hour of horseriding.

You will be safely helped off your horse when you return to the farm.

This truly is a day out for everyone interested in experiencing the wonders of horseriding through nature’s majesty. With horses and tours to suit all abilities from toddlers to adults as well as novices to more experienced riders.

On the other hand, perhaps you want to maximise your time in Cairns? In addition to your Horseriding Cairns and Green Island Package, why not visit the Cairns Wildlife Dome as well? Speak to our friendly team to see how you can add this to your package!



Day trip to Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef

Horseriding through untouched Rainforests


Your Day on Green Island
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am – Check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal
  • 8:30 am  – Depart to Green Island
  • 9:20 am – Arrive at Green Island
  • Spend the day Snorkelling, exploring the Island or join a Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • 4:00 pm – Board the boat for the return journey home
  • 4:30 pm – Depart Green Island
  • 5:20 pm – Arrive back in Cairns
Your Day with Horseriding

*Choose a Morning or Afternoon

  • 8:30 am – Check-in for the Horseriding Tour
  • 9:00 am – Commence Safety brief
  • 9:30 am – Depart on Horseback
  • 10:30 am – Return back to base
  • Time to explore the Mini Animal Farm





  • Catamaran transfers to and from Green Island
  • Choice of either snorkelling equipment or a Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • Snorkelling demonstration & reef presentation on the journey to Green Island


  • Experienced tour guides at the farm most days
  • All safety equipment and safety briefing
  • Assorted 1 hr scenic horse riding trails through the bush

Optional Extras

Upgrade your Green Island tour to include both the Snorkelling and Glass Bottom Boat tour. Or even change your Island visit to a few hours, and then head out to the Outer Reef Pontoon.

You can upgrade your Horseriding Tour to make it a Private Tour.

Please contact our friendly team on (07) 4037 2700 to discuss the options.

What to bring

Green Island:
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Change of Clothes
  • Sunscreen, Hat and Sunglasses
  • Cash for purchases (Locker Hire available)
  • Footwear (Sandals/Thongs are suitable)
Horse Riding:
  • Long pants and a t-shirt that covers your shoulders and your upper arms
  • Covered shoes.
  • Camera (on request our staff can take photos of you on the horse before your ride but due to safety reasons cannot be taken on the ride).
  • Money for professional photographs, souvenirs, drinks or clothes hire.
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellent

How to get there

Please check in at the Great Adventures check-in desk just inside the Reef Fleet Terminal 1 hour before your departure.

If you’ve got your own wheels, you can take the 35-minute drive from Cairns CBD to Myola, hidden in Cairns’ hinterland hills. 112 Barnwell Road, Kuranda

If you need assistance with getting to these locations, please contact our team on (07) 4037 2700

Important Information

The minimum age for this package is 4 years of age.

Due to the nature of horse riding, this tour is not suitable to join while pregnant. The maximum weight the horses can carry is 100 kg.





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