The cultural centre offers a unique glimpse into the lives and traditions of Australia's indigenous people. It is an interpretive display to establish the link between traditions and modern culture, as well as the diverse geography of the Torres Strait and the people's spiritual and practical connection with the sea. During the dry season (June -...more
A visit to the fort on top of Green Hill is a must. This was the play place for my brothers and me when we lived there as my dad's work place was on the top of the hill - unfortunately this has now been pulled down, as has our house. My brother went back in the 80's with the army to do up the cannons. Sunsets from here are spectacular, as you can...more
Overlooking the entire island is Green Hill Fort. First manned in 1893 after 30 men took two years to excavate and build it. During the Second World War the threat of a possible Japanese Invasion saw Australian tropps occupy the island and also man outposts on surrounding islands. Today the Fort Houses two museums.more
We took a short tour of Thursday Island with Peddell's Thursday Island Tours in what I could imagine is the only tour operator in this part of the world. The guide Sue was great and she gave us a comprehensive overview of the history and other aspects of the island.more
The Coming of the Light festival marks the day the London Missionary Society first arrived in Torres Strait. The missionaries landed at Erub Island on 1 July 1871.
This is a significant day for Torres Strait Islanders, who are predominantly of christian faith, and religious and cultural ceremonies across Torres Strait and mainland Australia are held on this day. The local media gives details about all the events.
Australia has got a very strict policy of what one can take into the country and what not.
Most of the food items are prohibited upon arrival and even if you have an apple in your hand luggage you may get fined.
If in doubt check the web page link below and see what you can bring with you.