Self Drive

The road to Seisia and Bamaga is closed during the wet season and opens again when weather permits. This usually happens around late April or early May, with the road closing again with the coming of the wet.

Visitors may travel via the Peninsula Development Road or the Old Telegraph Track. Depending on the condition of the Peninsula Development Road it can offer a fairly comfortable journey for 4WD vehicles and vehicles towing off-road camper trailers, caravans or boats.

The Old Telegraph Track is a challenging drive for 4WD vehicles only. We recommend travelling this road with full repair and safety kits. Damage to vehicles is not uncommon. However, successful travellers find this an exciting and satisfying journey. Please take into consideration the fact that our access roads are in a remote area, and assistance may be some hours away in an emergency.

Old Telegraph TrackOld Telegraph Track

By Air

Rex Airlines currently offers direct daily flights from Cairns to Bamaga making it the most convenient mode of travel.

Qantas flies from Cairns to Horn Island twice daily during May to October. Buses transfer arriving passengers to the ferry for Thursday Island. The Ferry operates a twice daily service from Thursday Island to Seisia Wharf on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from October to May. From June to September the service operates Monday to Saturday.

 

Qantas at Bamaga AirportPeddells Ferry

By Sea

Seisia WharfThe Sea Swift cargo vessel the “Trinity Bay”, carries paying passengers from Cairns to Seisia wharf, or from Seisia to Cairns. This 2-3 day journey offers visitors the opportunity to see our wonderful coastline, enjoy the marine life and experience excellent meals and service.