There is probably no other place in Australia with a history longer or more colorful than that of Torres Strait. This T.I. Tour takes you to places the ordinary tourist could not hope to cover by foot in a single day. Stops include the Torres Strait Museum, Japanese Pearl Divers Memorial, and Green Hill Fort.
Your local guides commentary takes you on a journey from the early, pre Europeans days, to the discovery of pearl shell, local involvement in wartime conflicts and on through to today's main primary industry Crayfishing and T.I.s pivotal role as the government administrative Centre.
To be able to visit Thursday island you book your return ferry ride to Thursday Island from Seisia Jetty. Established in 1979 and with over 30 000 crossings between Thursday Island and Seisia, Peddells is the most experienced passenger ferry operator in Torres Strait.
The 'MV Torres Magic', Peddells new the 20m 120 passenger catamaran, was built in 2013 and offers a mechanised system for luggage handling, onboard kiosk, Nespresso coffee machine, air-conditioned cabins on both decks as well as sun deck seating on the bow and greater wave reach for a more comfortable ride.
You will have the option to add a day to your Cape York Tour. This day includes: A tour of Horn Island, lunch and entry to the WWII museum Accommodation at The Gateway Resort at Horn Island with ensuite facilities dinner and breakfast.
This option is available to Cape York Tours that fly to and from Thursday Island and does not include accommodation transfers.
A cruise, designed for the person who truly wants a unique experience and to engage and immerse themselves in our beautiful eco systems and local culture of Weipa. The boat can seat 28 passengers with 2 crew, and has a toilet for your convenience. Cruise the harbour, the Embley River to Hay Point and learn about the local culture, history and view the abundance of wildlife this area has to offer.
Find out the history behind Weipa and visit points of interest on this fascinating tour. Get up close and personal to the 190 tonne Belly Dumper Haul Trucks while touring the working mine site and follow the rail and conveyor belt system as the Bauxite makes its way to the loading dock.
A boutique hotel, centrally located offering a choice of quality room styles, ranging from budget, moderate to premier rooms and self-contained suits. A 10-15 minute brings you to all tourist facilities, waterfront, Night Markets, shopping, and restaurants.
Relax in tropical 4-star comfort, 5 minutes’ walk from the Esplanade. Your airy modern room’s balcony overlooking the lagoon pool or the lush gardens is the perfect private space to unwind. With the swim-up Aqua Bar and the pool’s white sand beach, you will have fun at Novotel.