Linking the Cape with the Torres Strait


Thursday Island

Peddell’s Thursday Island Locally Guided Bus Tours are the best way to discover the heart of Thursday Island.  

Thursday Island, or Waiben (the place of no water), is the heart of the Torres Strait, the most northerly town in Australia and Cape York’s most popular tour destination.

Thursday Island is 4km in diameter and is the administrative centre of the Torres Strait.

Visit Thursday Island and take the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of indigenous Torres Strait Islanders, be in awe of the island’s beautiful ocean views, meet the locals, view the native flora and fauna, taste the delicious local seafood and keep an eye out for spectacular wildlife in its natural environment.

There’s just so much to see!

Enjoy a scenic stroll along the esplanade and read about significant events in Torres Strait history, take in the spectacular view from Green Hill Fort, learn about Thursday Island’s strategic military history, explore WWII forts and defence facilities on Millman Hill and much more…

Established in 1979 and with over 30,000 crossings between Thursday Island and Seisia, Peddells is the most experienced passenger ferry operator in the Torres Strait.