The Beautiful Torres Strait Islands. The Torres Strait Islands are a stunning archipelago of 274 islands scattered across the blue seas between Australia and Papua New Guinea. As well as being places of outstanding natural beauty, they are historically significant in our country’s defense during World War II. Today 17 of these islands are inhabited and the two most populated are Thursday (Waiben) Island and Horn (Ngurupai) Island. Punsand Bay Cape York Camping are a booking agents for Peddells, who operate the ferry service between mainland Australia & Thursday Island. Our reservations team can also arrange guided island bus tours. Please note the Torres Strait Islands are a popular inclusion on most people’s Cape York itinerary and as such, we recommend booking in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the beauty, culture and history of the Torres Strait Islands for yourself.
The Peddells Ferry departs the Australian mainland from Seisia Wharf (pictured), which is an approx 45 minute drive from Punsand Bay. There is a car park adjacent to the wharf and boarding commences 15 minutes prior to your departure. The morning departure time is 8am and departs TI 2.30pm for the return.
This is a great day! The fully guided, air-conditioned bus tours commence as soon as you depart the ferry. Highlights include the Green Hill Fort, with its remnants from WWII, the history of the island and much more. Pre bookings required – contact us for more information.
The team at Coastal Rotors provide two epic scenic heli flights which take in The Tip of Australia and also some of the beautiful Torres Strait Islands. Explore the Shores is a 40 minute flight and there’s a 55 minute Island Beauty flight. These take off from Punsand Bay beach and you can book through us.
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