From the volcanic islands in the eastern clusters, granite island of the western cluster, the eluvial wetland island of the northern cluster and the coral cay island of the central region as well as the open expanses of the Northern Peninsula Area there really is a destination to suit everyone’s taste, style and budget.
Thursday Island ('TI')
As the commercial and administrative hub of the Torres Strait, TI is a great starting point with enormous amounts of history and experiences available.
The gateway to the region with direct flights form Cairns, Horn Island has enormous WW2 history and great accommodation infrastructure.
Mer (Murray) Island
The Murray Group comprises of three high level volcanic islands, characterised by dense vegetation. Located within sight of the Great Barrier Reef. The islands are the home of Native Title in Australia.
Erub (Darnley) Island
The largest of the Eastern Islands, Erub is of volcanic origin. The island has many hills and good vegetation. The landing place of Christianity to the region and beautiful clear waters.
Northern Peninsula Area (NPA)
The NPA Region is made up of five indigenous communities of Injinoo, Umagico, New Mapoon, Seisia and Bamaga. A great staging point for the Torres Strait with great accommodation and activity options.
Masig (Yorke) Island
Everything an idyllic tropical island should be. A perfect staging post to explore both central and eastern island. Coconut tree fringed sandy beaches create a picture post card experience.
Badu Island is one of the larger more populated islands of the region. The community is a great staging point to other smaller islands of the region.
Only 5mins by boat from TI, Hammond Island is a hilly island, with mounds of basaltic rocks. Its church (built form the rock) is an incredible feat of ingenuity.