Turnagain Island (Queensland)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Turnagain Island)
Jump to: navigation, search
Buru Island
Turnagain Island-Landsat-ESRI.png
A Landsat image of Turnagain Island
A map of the Torres Strait Islands showing Turnagain in the northern central waters of Torres Strait
Location Northern Australia
Coordinates 9°34′01″S 142°16′59″E / 9.567°S 142.283°E / -9.567; 142.283Coordinates: 9°34′01″S 142°16′59″E / 9.567°S 142.283°E / -9.567; 142.283
Archipelago Torres Strait Islands
Adjacent bodies of water Torres Strait
Area 11.98 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Length 7.5 km (4.66 mi)
Width 2.2 km (1.37 mi)
State Queensland
Local government area Torres Strait Island Region

Turnagain, also called Buru Island, is an island of the Western Islands region of the Torres Strait Islands archipelago, located in the northern section of Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia. Turnagain is located within the Torres Strait Island Region Local government area.


The island is located approximately 38 kilometres (24 mi) south of the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. Turnagain is 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) in length and up to 2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi) wide. Its area of 11.98 square kilometres (4.63 sq mi) is heavily wooded.

See also[edit]


External links[edit]