Australia’s Northern Most Town is a Hidden Gem

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39km north of the tip of mainland Australia, nestled within the Torres Strait Archipelago, is the tropical mecca of Thursday Island.

Sam O’Brien

Home to roughly 3000 people, Thursday Island is the economic hub of the Torres Strait, and the administrative home to the Torres Shire council.

Thursday Island is surrounded by Crystal Blue water providing a stunning backdrop for an island getaway

Thursday Island is surrounded by crystal blue water providing a stunning backdrop for an island getaway

However, the island is so much more than just a central point for the Island group, with the Island providing a number of scenic experiences and tourist hotspots.

Upon visiting the island, one of the first things to strike tourists is sure to be the friendly nature of the people with a smile to be seen at every turn.

Nothing is too much for the people of the island, despite the region not actively promoting itself as a tourist destination

Surrounded with crystal blue water and scenic beaches, the island will stamp lasting memories into the minds of visitors.

Green Hill Fort was developed in 1891 to protect mainland Australia from potential Russian invasion

Green Hill Fort was developed in 1891 to protect mainland Australia from potential Russian invasion

Watching the sunset over the Green Hill Forts is a must for visitors, as is catching a game of rugby league at Ken Brown Oval.

The Guns at Green Hill Fort are a stunning insight into the island's military history

The Guns at Green Hill Fort are a stunning insight into the island’s military history

Ken Brown Oval on Thursday Island is one of the most picturesque football grounds in the country

Ken Brown Oval on Thursday Island is one of the most picturesque football grounds in the country

Of a night, visitors can catch a drink at one of the Islands many local drinking holes with The TorresĀ always a popular spot to have a beer and share a yarn with some of the locals.

A safe and enjoyable destination, Thursday Island is a must for any bucket list. For more information about visiting Thursday Island, or any of the Torres Straits other hidden gems, visitĀ http://www.torres.qld.gov.au/tourism.

Watching the Sunset over the islands of the Torres Strait is a must for any visitors to Thursday Island

Watching the Sunset over the islands of the Torres Strait is a must for any visitors to Thursday Island

Rugby League in the Torres Strait is played with an unrivalled sense of passion and respect

Rugby League in the Torres Strait is played with an unrivalled sense of passion and respect