|Thursday Island QLD 4875|
|Population: 2,700, |
Height above sea level: 58m ,
Latitude: 10.5810 S
Longitude: 142.2190 E
Location: 2,800km north of Brisbane
Highway: Peninsula Developmental Road, then passenger ferry.
Nearest Major Town: Cairns
Nearest Airport: Cairns
Touring Area: Tropical North
This remote island 35km north of the northern tip of Cape York, is the main service centre for the
surrounding islands of the Torres Strait. In 1880 Thursday Island was a strategic defence point
for northern Australia and cannons which were to defend against invasion can still be seen.
Wilkins Tourist Maps Pty Ltd produce an A3 tear-off map of Thursday Island, Horn Island and the Torres Strait.
Victoria Parade on Thursday Island