Thursday Island

If you venture beyond the tip of Cape York, you’ll stumble upon a cluster of tropical islands where the lifestyle is laid back, the beaches are unspoiled and the fishing is second to none.  These tiny specks that sit between Papua New Guinea and mainland Australia are the islands of the Torres Strait.  Thursday Island is the main island and the commerce centre. Called Waibene or T.I. by the locals, the main strip along Douglas Street is home to shops, boutique clothing stores and cafes, including local favourite, Uncle Frankies Café.  Rich in local culture, art and history, there’s something special about these sleepy, welcoming islands. You can feel the magic as soon as you dip your toes in the sand.