Linking the Cape with the Torres Strait

Travel Information

Getting to Thursday Island

By Air:QantasLink operate daily flights from Cairns to Horn Island Ph. 131313 McDonald’s Bus & Ferry Service provides transport from Horn Island Airport to Thursday Island Ph. 1300 664 875

By Boat: SeaSwift (07 4035 1234) provide weekly departures from Cairns to Thursday Island and Seisia. SeaSwift also provide carriage of 4WD vehicles if you wish to drive one way.

By Car: There are a number of reputable tour companies providing a range of options to access the pristine Cape York Wilderness, the pathway to Thursday Island in Torres Strait.  From tag-a-long style road trips to all inclusive camping and/or accommodated options. If you prefer to be independent, then be sure to check road conditions before you depart by contacting RACQ.

To start you off here are a few 4WD tour operators:  Australian Pacific Tours,  Heritage Tours, Oz Tour Safaris, Outback Spirit, Wilderness Challenge.


Peddells offers the only year round scheduled Ferry service from Seisia to Thursday Island. Click here for more information.