Geographically remote, history and culture-rich, and naturally beautiful—the Torres Strait Islands are a rarely-visited gem found north of Australia.
An archipelago of over 274 small islands in the waters between Cape York and the island of Papua New Guinea, the Torres Strait is inhabited by Indigenous Torres Strait Islanders nurturing a unique Melanesian culture influenced by the natural environment. Between five groups of islands, there are ongoing cultural traditions celebrating music and dance, agricultural histories including fishing and pearling, and much more.
Amongst the fragile and pristine waters of this region, there are just a few inhabited islands including the beautiful and privately-owned Roko Island, main hub Ngurupai (Horn Island), and historically-rich Waiben (Thursday Island). These islands house Art and Cultural Centres, a Heritage Museum, comfortable hotels, and private residences owned by locals who are eager to share island histories, culture, food and way of life—and then invite you to get involved.
Across the waters, the Torres Strait’s uninhabited islands are home to freshwater springs and hidden waterfalls rarely visited by most travellers. These distinct and fascinating areas can only be discovered with local Elders who share their local Kaurareg stories and local food lore with just a few lucky guests.
Remote and pristine by nature and filled with hidden gems, The Tailor works closely with local suppliers who can deliver an exceptionally knowledgeable Torres Strait Island experience, connecting you with locals who will invite you into their homes and lives with enthusiasm and genuine warmth.
If you’re interested in exploring the most remote Torres Strait islands, contact our talented Travel Designer team today to set sail for adventure.