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Torres Strait Heritage
Torres Strait Heritage
Torres Strait Heritage
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Torres Strait Heritage
Multiple Locations

Indicative Rate* $35.00 to $79.00 Tour - All Entries

07 4090 3333
0427 903 333
intheirsteps@bigpond.com
www.torresstraitheritage.com

Description

Walk in the steps of World War Two veterans and the traditional people of Torres Strait with the award-winning Torres Strait Heritage, a fifth generation Torres Strait family, enjoying the 'Garrison Town' tour of Thursday Island and the 'In Their Steps' tour of Horn Island. Revel in the Torres Strait Heritage Museum, with its displays of pearling, Torres Strait culture, myths and legends, and World War Two in the area. The museum is the largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind in the Far North and a perfect accompaniment to the tours. There is a sumptuous buffet lunch included.

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The 'Garrison Town' tour is a small group encounter that leads guests through all the best Thursday Island has to offer, from scenic to historical, cultural to heritage, all in the comfort of an air conditioned bus with an entertaining, and informative guide.

The 'In Their Steps' tour of Horn Island is a small group experience, an emotive and enlightening journey, allowing guests to explore the most advanced operational Australian airbase during the Second World War. They walk in the veteran's steps, exploring their sites, all while listening to a perfectly balanced commentary between archival records and actual veteran's stories.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Checkin Desk
    Checkin Desk
  • Crewed charter
    Crewed charter
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Public Transport
    Public Transport
  • Waiting Area
    Waiting Area

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Fishing
    Fishing

Other Information

Children:
Highchairs and children friendly utensils are provided during the buffet lunch.

Disabled:
There are disabled toilets available at the Torres Strait Heritage Museum, and the Gateway Restaurant where lunch is served.

General Comments

Complimentary guide books are provided on the Thursday, and Horn Island tours.

The 'In Their Steps' World War Two Horn Island tour operates all year round, with a different tour provided in the Wet Season between December and April. Minimum numbers do apply. The Torres Strait Heritage Museum is open all year round.

The Garrison Town Thursday Island tour can be enjoyed all year round.

How To Get There

Guests are collected from the Horn Island airport, wharf, and accommodation, however the tour departure point is the Gateway Resort, located a five minute walk away from the wharf area. From the wharf, turn right at the end of the wharf, take the first left and then left into the Gateway Resort.


'In Their Steps' World War Two Tour of Horn Island

The 'In Their Steps' tour of Horn Island is a small group experience, an emotive and enlightening journey, allowing guests to explore traditional Horn Island and the most advanced operational Australian airbase during the Second World War, the Japanese' second biggest target in Australia. You walk in the veteran and Torres Strait Islander's steps, exploring slit trenches, gun emplacements, underground command post, wartime aircraft wrecks, taxiways and dispersal bays.

The exploration is enjoyed while listening to a perfectly balanced commentary between archival records, actual veteran's memories and traditional stories. The guides are a fifth generation Torres Strait family from Horn Island who are passionate about their home and its wartime and traditional history. The tour is complimented by a visit to the Torres Strait Heritage Museum, the largest collection of its kind in the Far North. The curators of the museum are your Horn Island tour guides. A sumptuous buffet lunch is provided as part of the 'In Their Steps' tour package.

Tour Information


3 hours
Yes.
A pickup can be arranged from an accommodation house, airport or wharf on Horn Island.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2013 - 31 Mar 2014
11:30am - 2:30pm
11:30am - 2:30pm
11:30am - 2:30pm
11:30am - 2:30pm
11:30am - 2:30pm
11:30am - 2:30pm
9:00am - 12:00pm
More tours are conducted as demand dictates, with more tour times provided.

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$79.00$79.00Adult Tour - All Meals, All admissions


Other Information

Children: Highchairs and children friendly utensils are provided during the buffet lunch.

Disabled: There are disabled toilets available at the Torres Strait Heritage Museum, and the Gateway Restaurant where lunch is served.



Garrison Town Tour of Thursday Island

The 'Garrison Town' tour is a small group encounter that leads guests through Thursday Island's rich multicultural history, from Bipotaim (Before Time), through to the dynamic culture of Thursday Island today. You will enjoy all the best Thursday Island has to offer, from scenic to historical, cultural to heritage, all in the comfort of an air conditioned bus with an entertaining, and informative guide, who is a fifth generation Torres Strait family.

The tour will visit the historic Thursday Island cemetery, Thursday Island Township, historic buildings, including churches and hotels, the wharf areas, Green Hill and the Green Hill Fort and museum.

Your guide's comprehensive commentary is a perfect balance between archival records, traditional and local stories, providing a compelling journey through Thursday Island history.

Tour Information


1 hour and 20 minutes
Yes.
A pickup can be arranged from an accommodation house or wharf, with guides meeting the ferry from Seisia.

Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2013 - 31 Mar 2014
9:15am - 11:10am
9:15am - 11:10am
9:15am - 11:10am
9:15am - 11:10am
9:15am - 11:10am
9:15am - 11:10am
More tours are conducted as demand dictates, with more tour times provided.

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$35.00$35.00Adult Tour - All Entries




* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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