Torres Strait Heritage

Multiple Locations

Walk in the steps of World War Two veterans and the traditional people of Torres Strait with the multi 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 Torres Strait and a perfect accompaniment to the tours. Various packages are available.

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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Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our tours

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.

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$45 $88

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.

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$45 $45

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Soul Movers at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$10 - 15
2 March 2018
The Soul Movers are a Sydney-based soul, rock, pop and folk band - and they'll be taking to the stage in The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Friday 2 March. Reported in the media as ‘a super-group of sorts’, around the release of their new album Testify!

Sunny Coast Rude Boys

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$10 - 10
3 March 2018
Put Saturday 3 March in your diaries as the 'Rudies' (The Sunny Coast Rude Boys) are heading to The Imperial Hotel Eumundi to raise the roof! The Sunny Coast Rude Boys are an eight piece soundwave playing uplifting ska and reggae and drawing on musical influences that have shaped this genre from the Jamaican movement through to UK Two Tone.

Russell Morris at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$25 - 30
9 March 2018
ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, number one selling Platinum artist, King of Pop, Australian icon Russell Morris is returning to The Brewery at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi. Shooting to fame in the middle 60s with Somebody’s Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue.

St Paddy's Show featuring The Barleyshakes

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$20 - 25
16 March 2018
Head to The Imperial Hotel Eumundi for a special St Paddy's Show with the The Barleyshakes - supported by highly acclaimed duo Anna and Jordan. This evening of Irish celebration will also see local award-winning Irish dance troupe Scoil Ard Rince taking to the stage from 7pm.

Pawsome Paws Parade

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
17 March 2018
Join them at Eumundi Markets for their Pawsome Paws Parade on March 17 - a showcase of the beautiful and best dressed pooches from across the community. All dogs and their owners are welcome to be involved.

Opera at the Castle - Sunshine Castle

Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$49 - 85
23 – 25 March 2018
Opera at the Castle - Presented by the Underground Opera Company. The Underground Opera Company returns to the Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, (just a five minute drive from Maroochydore) for their next "Opera in the Castle" concerts.

Wild Marmalade + Flaskas at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi

Eumundi, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$25 - 30
24 March 2018
After epic shows at the Woodford Folk Festival, Wild Marmalade return to the Sunshine Coast play at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi, supported by The Chris Flaskas Trio. Wild Marmalade are the pioneers of the didgeridoo and drum sound that is now a global phenomena.

Kenilworth Cheese, Wine and Food Fest

Kenilworth, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
31 March 2018
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Australian Body Art Festival

Cooroy, Noosa Area
Free Entry
7 – 8 April 2018
Australia's premier body art event, the Australian Body Art Festival is free for spectators and attracts great crowds keen to watch artists at work using human bodies as their canvas. The body art at this event is amazing with brush and sponge, airbrush and special effects full body art as well as some of the most intricate face painting you will ever see.

Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival 2018 presents Ukulele Fiesta

Kenilworth, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$80 - 80
19 April 2018
Be immersed in four days and nights of playing your ukulele, singing, dancing and drumming at Ukulele Fiesta. Heaps of workshops for everyone of every standard of musicianship, where you can learn new skills from the ukulele pro's, dance the samba, learn to sing, relax in the Big Top while fantastic artists entertain you, jam around the campfire.
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