Green Island, Queensland, Australia

19.9900. Green Island is a tiny coral cay lying about 30km from Cairns, and only 12 hectares in area. The island features spectacular rainforest, as well as beautiful coral beaches. It also lies upon 710 hectares of reef, making it a fantastic diving spot. Green Island started to develop around 6000 years ago, as the waves swept the loose debris from the reef into a large pile. This eventually emerged from the water, at which time vegetation began to grow as seeds were blown or carried by birds onto the island. Green Island was originally an initiation ground for the males of the Gungandji people. In Aboriginal, Green Island is actually called Wunyami which means 'place of haunted spirits'. Green Island was given it's current name by James Cook in 1770, after Mr Charles Green who was an astronomer onboard the Endeavour.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 20 March, 2007.

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