In their steps Tour
Horn Island is waiting for you to discover her. A 1.5 hour tour
of Horn Island, known as Nguruapai, is conducted in our air conditioned
bus. On this tour you will experience the beautiful Torres Strait,
specifically Horn Island. Join your guide and walk in the steps
of those who served on the island during WW2, both American and
Australian. Learn of the hardship involved in the development and
maintenance of Horn Island as an advanced operational airbase. Some
of the sites visited include a World War Two plane relic, slit trenches,
taxiways, a 3.7 inch gun site and an underground command post.
The tour is conducted in a small group so that you may better interact
with your guide.
Revel in the stories of men and women who served on this remote
island during the war. These stories have been told to the guide
by the many veterans who have had great input into the tour regarding
their experiences so that you may gain a more personal knowledge
of the difficult conditions suffered by the servicemen and women
here, including the Japanese air raids.
As well as the historical side the tour also takes in the scenic
sites of Horn Island including King Point, which offers views of
outer islands. An introduction is also provided regarding the Kaurareg
People, the traditional owners of Horn Island.