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Horn Island, Australia

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Just fifteen minutes from Thursday's wharf on the Horn Island Ferry ($15, departs hourly 6am–5pm), Horn Island is another small chunk of land surrounded by mangroves and coral, the site of an open-cut gold mine and the regional airport (with regular flights to and from Cairns). The main reason to take a trip across is to visit the pearling museum, run by an ex-diver and stocked with his memorabilia – including an old-fashioned bronze dive helmet. He also owns Horn's sole place to stay and eat, the Gateway Torres Strait Resort (Tel:07/4069 2222, Web: www.torresstrait.com.au ; Price: …
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