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Tiwi Island First Nations Cultural Tour $319

Operates: Monday, Thursday & Friday (April – November. Monday departures June – August only)

Departs: 7:20am

Returns: 5:45pm

Adults: $319 (off-peak) / $329 (peak)

Children (2 – 15 years): $165 (off-peak) / $173 (peak)

Infants under 2 years travel free on the lap of a parent

Peak prices apply for travel 1st June – 30th September 2022

  • Lunch with billy tea and damper
  • Return ferry from Darwin with Bathurst
  • Air-conditioned coach transport
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
  • Darwin accommodation transfer

Please meet at Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal – 69 Marina Blvd, Larrakeyah at 7:20am

Sorry, there are no upgrades available for this tour.

Tiwi Island First Nations Cultural Tour $319

Tiwi Island First Nations Cultural Tour

Our Tiwi Island tour is your chance to connect with the people of Tiwi Island and appreciate their rich cultural heritage. We’ll whisk you away from Darwin aboard a comfortable ferry and transport you to Bathurst Island, affectionately known as the Island of Smiles. You’ll soon see how it earned its name as you spend the day getting to know the inhabitants and their island. Enjoy a tour of the island to learn more about its history and partake in cultural activities for a unique insight into this modern-day Aboriginal community.

The day starts in Darwin where you will climb aboard the Tiwi Mantawi ferry for the 2.5 hour journey to Bathurst Island. Admire the coastal scenery of the Top End as we cruise out of Darwin across the Beagle Gulf before arriving in Wurrumiyanga. Here we will join a local guide for a tour of the town and progressive community.

First up we’ll visit the Early Mission Precinct to view the Catholic Church, built in 1940 in the unique Tiwi style. You’ll be blessed with a traditional smoking ceremony conducted by your island hosts before spending time with the Tiwi ladies as they engage in traditional crafts.

Enjoy a delicious local lunch including billy tea and damper (bread), prepared on a fire just how the early settlers did it.

The Tiwi people are famous for their traditional arts and crafts and the afternoon offers a chance to see the artists at work. Browse the paintings, textiles and artworks on display and maybe pick up a handcrafted souvenir to take home.

In the afternoon, we head back to the boat for the return journey to Darwin. After an amazing day getting to know the welcoming Tiwi People and their culture, you’ll leave with them forever in your hearts!

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