Badu Island has the second largest population of the Torres Strait
islands. The local people still retain their cultural heritage, and are
extremely proud to show their island and culture to anyone who takes
the time to visit. This includes traditional arts and crafts,
traditional Island dances (in full island costume, including woven
skirts, cassowary feathered headdresses and more), local songs and
dances, and an Island style lunch, complete with seafood and
traditional foods, cooked "kup-mari" style (underground steam oven).
On the way there and back, the ferry passes various picturesque
islands, sand cays and gleaming coral reefs. Opportunity abound to spot
any one of Booby Birds, Torres Strait Pigeons or Green turtles. Tours
to the island are conducted ftom Bamaga.