Thursday Island, now identified as one of the last great frontiers in Australia, holds some great Australian history. In 1880 Thursday Island acted as the defence centre for Australia and evidence of this still exists in that the cannons still remain in place. It is located 35 kilometres north-west on the tip of Cape York. A majority of the residents are involved in some way with the Island's new three major industries of pearling, crayfishing and trochus.
Thursday Island also has facilities such as a sporting complex for basketball and volleyball, an Olympic size swimming pool, a football oval, a primary and secondary school, a general hospital (outpatient), the Torres Strait Campus (Tafe) - part of James Cook University, ambulance and police services. Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 3,040 kilometres.
Temperatures for Thursday Island
Thursday Island has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Thursday Island is approximately 34 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 22 °c.
Thursday Island has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Thursday Island is approximately 31 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 21 °c.
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Featured Thursday Island Activities and Tours
Face the far north wilderness on a 4WD Safari Cape York Frontier. Visit Daintree National Park, Cooktown, Lakefield National Park and Thursday Island. Get off the beaten track and explore some of a re...