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14 Jul 2018
“Enjoyable visit”
11 Jul 2018
“Tranquil and functional”
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Esplanade, Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Great jetty! We loved watching people (including children) catch enormous fish one after the other - great entertainment.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I wandered down here each morning during my visit for a stroll and enjoyed the tranquil view. At times, the jetty was filled with locals fishing and one occasion, I saw five fish hauled in during my ten-minute visit. They were fishing without bait sometimes...More

Thank jjw17s
Reviewed 17 June 2018

A couple of good sized fish were caught also a 3 metre lemon shark which managed to escape the hook. A baby crocodile was playing along the waters edge.

Thank dianne004500
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Plenty of room for boats even with the ferries and water taxis coming and going. Long boat ramp that is reasonably protected and fresh water available. There is a great cafe on the street before you turn onto the jetty

Thank JPWilso
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Jetty has alot of coming and going's, so its a great place to get a feel for the area and people watch. Fishing off the Jetty is a local favourite and we saw a few good fish being landed by young kids and old...More

Thank Familytour4
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I saw a metre long Spanish mackerel caught here one afternoon last week, i saw a shark swimming by. The ferry and bus shuttle service to the airport is excellent here

Thank scottmanRockhampton
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This jetty is used for loading and unloading of people who go to/from the airport. The jetty also as a small boat ramp suitable for very small towable boats. Children often fish from here while waiting.

Thank hosta66
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Horn Island Jetty is a nice place to watch the boats and ships come in, loading and unloading, fishing vessels and pearlers doing their thing. At least you know that when you order fish here it’s gonna be fresh, like just pulled from the sea...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Yep, it's a working wharf alright. It's not too scenic but the comings and goings are interesting, particularly when the container barge arrives. There is so much more to see and enjoy on Horn, one of the largest islands in the Torres Straight.

3  Thank HappyBuddha247
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The walk along the jetty and foreshore is lovely. The information along the path explains the history of settlement on the island and the sculptures provide a visual reference to the marine life, indigenous history and some of the industry (pearling).

2  Thank CheetahgirlBris
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Tony K
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Response from dianne004500 | Reviewed this property |
Horn Island to Thursday Island is a short ferry ride .Around $12 one way, $18 return. They run regularly as the local people use this for shopping and school kids also commute.
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