Strait Experience

Strait From Above



Experience the natural beauty of the Torres Strait on one of the Strait Experience teams most loved tours. This exclusive tour offers a unique opportunity to get to know the landscape, seascape and sea life of the Torres Strait in this approximately 2 hour journey across the region.

Departing from Horn Island or Bamaga, this circuit tour takes you on an incredible journey around this incredibly beautiful region – it offers breathtaking views of the most northern outposts of Australia’s Great Dividing Range, the alluvial plains islands to the north, the remnant volcanic islands of the east and the sandy coral cays of the central island group.

In an Australian first and exclusively this package includes the only view of another country, you will come within 5km of Papua New Guinea.

Strait From Above
Departs: Thursday Island or Bamaga
Returns: Thursday Island or Bamaga
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Your incredible journey will include views of the remnant Great Dividing Range islands of Prince of Wales, Thursday, Badu, Mabuiag and Dauan. As you approach the 5km mark of the Papua New Guinea Coast, turn east to cross over the alluvial plain island of Saibai Island. Then, continue your journey towards Ugar Island, Australia’s most northern inhabited island, before passing over the volcanic island of Erub Island. Your journey will take you over Mer (Murray) Island, the home of Eddie Mabo and the birthplace of Native Title. As you return west, you’ll fly over the numerous coral cay islands, including the inhabited islands of Masig, Poruma and Iama Island, before soaring over the northern tip of Australia.

Our scenic flight tour includes a range of inclusions to ensure your comfort and enjoyment throughout the journey. You’ll enjoy return flights between Horn and Masig Island on a fixed-wing aircraft, as well as cold bottled water to keep you hydrated. Your personalised pilot, guide or interactive commentary will provide you with insights and information on the region throughout the tour, and you’ll receive an inflight information handout and refresher towels.

As you soar over the crystal-clear waters of the Torres Strait, keep an eye out for dugongs, turtles, crocodiles, sharks, seabirds and a varied amount of marine life that inhabit the region. For those who wish to make the most of their experience, we offer a range of optional extras. Join us for a truly unforgettable experience, as we take you on a journey to explore the stunning beauty of the Torres Strait from above. Whether you’re a first- time visitor or a seasoned traveller, our scenic flight tour is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Inclusions and Extras


  • Fixed-wing aircraft.
  • Cold bottled water.
  • Personalised pilot, guide or interactive commentary.

Optional Extras

  • Return, interconnecting flights from Cairns.
  • Charter can depart from Bamaga by arrangement.
  • Horn Island Wartime Tour (before or after departure).



  • Subject to weather conditions, aircraft availability and cloud coverage.
  • Minimum 4 people are required for this trip to operate.
  • Bookings close 1 week prior to departure.
  • Full refund provided if minimum numbers are not met.

Tailor Made Travels with Strait Experience

If scheduled departure dates don’t work for you, or you would prefer to travel privately, please contact us at [email protected].au, about creating the perfect bespoke tailor- made journey for you, or your own small group with family or friends.

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