"Thursday Island - In the Torres Strait" Thursday Island by MikeAtSea
Thursday Island Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 26 photos
Thursday Island is Queensland’s most northerly administration centre, off the tip of Cape York Peninsula in the Torres Strait. It is 1,600 kilometres by air north of Brisbane.
A colourful outpost, Thursday
Island retains its majority of native islanders with a mix of Malays, Polynesians, Chinese and Japanese.
The township of Thursday Island nestles in the protective embrace of the Prince of Wales group of islands in the Torres Strait. T.I., as the island is affectionately known, was settled in 1877 and was chosen for
its close proximity to the main shipping channel and its well sheltered port. With a population today of some 3,500, the island has an interesting history and was once the base for a fleet of 150 pearling luggers as well as a busy trading port.
Australia has got a very strict policy of what one can take into the country and what not. Most of the food items are... more travel advice
An inexpensive Bus service is offered on the island. Bus stops are in regular intervals. more travel advice
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