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Luxury Tiwi Islands Escape


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Experience unmatched luxury at Tiwi Island Retreat, menu designed by an award-winning chef, daily sunset canapes and cocktails

Journey to the stunning Tiwi Island Retreat for a once-in-a-life experience. Enjoy beautifully appointed beachfront accommodation, an authentic cultural tour, sunset canapes on the beach, relaxation by the pool and chef-prepared meals.

During your stay, you will immerse yourself in Tiwi art and culture on the Tiwi by Design tour. A local Tiwi guide will take you on a walking tour through the Patakitjiyali Museum and Mission Precinct to the Tiwi Design Art Centre. Experience a traditional smoking ceremony, meet Tiwi artists, and participate in an exclusive screen print workshop, creating your own take-home souvenir.

On your journey to the retreat, you will travel by ferry from Darwin to Wurrumiyanga then travel across Bathurst Island by 4WD to meet your sea transfer to the remote beachfront retreat.

Enjoy this remote, nature paradise on our exclusive 1-night package or enhance your stay at the Tiwi Island Retreat and experience the best of Tiwi with our 2, 3 or 4 night packages.


  • Beautifully appointed beach-front accommodation
  • Menu designed by award-winning chef (all meals included)
  • Beach buggy ride and sunset beach bonfire with canapes and beverages (incl selected beer and wine)
  • Traditional welcome ceremony
  • Tiwi by Design art and cultural tour
  • Walking tour with local Tiwi guide including the Patakijiyali Museum and mission precinct
  • Cultural art session and create your own take-home screen print souvenir
  • Daily sunset canapes and cocktails (2+ Nights Packages only)
  • Drinks included during your stay including beer, wine and selected spirits (2+ Nights Packages only)
  • Estuary boat adventure (2+ Nights Packages only)
  • Return ferry Darwin to Bathurst Island (Wurrumiyanga)
  • Return car transfers from Wurrumiyanga to Port Hurd
  • Scenic boat transfers from Port Hurd to Tiwi Island Retreat

Tour Details

    • Exclusive beachfront accommodation
    • Beach buggy ride and sunset beach bonfire with canapes and beverages (incl selected beer and wine)
    • Beach fishing
    • Traditional Aboriginal Welcome and smoking ceremony
    • Tiwi by Design art and cultural tour
    • Local Tiwi guided tour of the community of Wurrumiyanga including the mission precinct and museum
    • Estuary boat adventure (2+ Nights Packages only)
  • Village Rooms
    Best suited to groups or families wanting a more casual stay. The interiors are fresh and simple with a range of bedding configurations including; twin king single rooms, queen rooms and family rooms.
    • Ocean views
    • Air conditioned
    • Large deck with outdoor sitting area
    • Shared shower and toilet facilities (2 toilets and 2 showers)
    1 Night Package*2 Night Package*3 Night Package*4 Night Package*
    Village Room**Adult (twin share, queen bed)$1,285$1,760$2,420$3,080
    Adult (twin share,
    2 x single beds)
    Adult (single occupancy)$2,125$3,070$4,390$5,710
    Family Share Village Room**Adult (twin share, queen bed)$1,430$1,980$2,750$3,520
    Child (4 - 14 years) - sharing with 2 adults$350$350$350$350
    Child (15 - 17 years) - sharing with 2 adults$439$439$439$439

    *All prices quoted are per person

    **All village rooms have shared amenities

    Ocean Rooms

    Each Ocean Room features chic interiors and luxurious finishes, a queen bed with crisp white linen facing out onto sweeping views across Port Hurd with a private ensuite.

    • Ocean views
    • Pool views
    • Air conditioned
    • Ensuite bathroom
    1 Night Package*2 Night Package*3 Night Package*4 Night Package*
    Ocean RoomsAdult (twin share, queen bed)$1,495$2,080$2,905$3,730
    Adult (single occupancy)$2,550$3,730$5,380$7,030

    *All prices quoted are per person

  • Departure dates:

    Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays during June, July and August. Thursdays only during September, October and November.

    Departure time:

    8:00am from Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal. On the day of check-out from the Retreat, you will return to the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal at 5.45pm.


    Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time


    Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal

  • Luxury Glamping Tents

    The most spacious, private, and well-appointed accommodation, offering sweeping views of the ocean, a beachfront spa, and the absolute best amenities.

    • Ocean views
    • Air conditioned
    • Beachfront Spa
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Integrated living and kitchen area
    • Outdoor seating on private deck
    • TV
    2 Night Package*3 Night Package*4 Night Package*
    Luxury Glamping TentsAdult (twin share, queen bed)$2,850$4,060$5,270
    Adult (single occupancy)$5,270$7,690$10,110
    Family Share Luxury Glamping Tents**Adult (twin share, queen bed)$3,080$4,400$5,720
    Child (4 - 14 years) - sharing with 2 adults$350$350$350
    Child (15 - 17 years) - sharing with 2 adults$439$439$439

    *All prices quoted are per person

    • Tiwi Island Retreat does not have WiFi or mobile phone reception. However, there is a landline available upon request.
    • The journey to the retreat includes a ferry from Darwin to Wurrumiyanga, then across Bathurst Island by 4WD to meet your boat transfer to the remote retreat. The travel time to the retreat is approximately 4 hours each way.
    • Snacks and cold drinks, tea, coffee, and ice-creams are available for purchase on board the ferry
    • It is illegal to take alcohol to the Tiwi Islands. Security checks are performed prior to boarding the ferry and anyone found with alcohol will be denied travel.
    • Please avoid wearing any skimpy clothing or cut off shorts as this is not culturally appropriate on the Tiwi Islands
    • Keep hydrated: you can refill your water bottle at Tiwi Design on our tours
    • Social Media: please make sure you obtain permission before taking photos of people. Do not take photos of children
    • No Swimming: Be aware of crocodiles #BeCrocWise
    • Quarantine: Before arriving or leaving check clothing does not have any weed seeds clinging to the fabric. NO Soil or fungus on shoes
  • Please visit our frequently asked questions or call our friendly team on 1300 130 679.

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