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Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim

26 August 2018

Event Details

The annual Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim is set to make a splash with competitors taking on the 1.5km and 3km swims, as well as a shorter 500m distance swim.

This unique Great Barrier Reef competition takes place on the leeward side of the island with each leg of the event offering a variety of conditions from shallows to wind chop and tidal flow. Water temperatures around this time of year average 24 degrees with air temperatures around 28 degrees.

The Great Adventures Green Island Swim is a community event and is supported by Surf Life Saving Queensland and the Cairns Crocs. To register your interest, please contact our central reservations department by phone, email or fill out the form below. You will receive an email shortly thereafter confirming your registration and the amount due on check in on Sunday 26 August.

Please note spectators are welcome, and can be registered to travel at a discounted rate. The Nippers swim is a great way for under 12s to get involved too, and has no registration fee.

  • Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim


    Green Island Cairns
    Queensland 4870, Australia

Event Location

Great Adventures Green Island Ocean Swim

Green Island Cairns
Queensland 4870, Australia

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Event Information

The 500m, 1.5km and 3km swims are open to swimmers 12-years and over. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall for men and women in the 1.5km and 3km event. Prizes will also be presented to 500m swimmers. A nipper’s/beginner’s swim will take place on a course parallel to the beach. Registration is on the day and is free of charge.

Fast catamaran transfer for competitors and spectators to Green Island is with Great Adventures departing at 8.30am from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.

The Ocean Swim will commence on Green Island, Sunday 26 August 2018 at approximately 10am.

Accommodation is available to stay at Green Island Resort.


Swimmers prices:

Over 15 years – $60.00

12-14 years – $32.00

Spectators prices:

Adult – $57.40.00

Child (12-14) – $28.70