Coconut Island, Queensland, Australia

Coconut Island (Poruma Island) is an island 130km northeast of Thursday Island, Queensland, Australia in the Great North East Channel near Cumberland Passage, Torres Strait. This island is one of the Central islands of the Torres Strait Islands.

The ancestors of Coconut Island built their houses out of grass, coconut leaves and trees that floated down from the Fly River jungles of Papua New Guinea. The islands have sea turtle hatcheries, bird life, giant clam ground, huge palms, World War II relics and massive sand flats.

Visitors to Coconut Island can explore coral buildings and churches, experience Poruma culture, fish, snorkel and experience seafood delights.

Things to See & Do

* Snorkelling
* Sea turtle hatchery
* Giant sea clam ground
* WW2 relics
* Bird life

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Population – 180 approx
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61

Travel Links – Most guests fly with Qantas from Cairns to Horn Island and then fly with WestWing Aviation from Horn Island to Poruma (Coconut) Island.

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