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Muralag (Prince of Wales) Island is known as the largest of the Torres Strait Islands, spanning some 203 square kilometres. It is administered by the Torres Shire Council, which is based on nearby Thursday Island.
Hammond Island is a 15 minute ferry ride from Thursday Island. It is a hilly island, with mounds of basaltic rocks.
Thursday (Waiben) Island is the administrative centre for the Torres Strait Islands. It is also the main Seaport in the Torres Strait.
Ngurupai also known as Horn Island, is a relatively flat island spanning approximately 53 square kilometres. It contains the Torres Strait's primary airport, which regularly services daily flights from Cairns and the outer Torres Strait islands.