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Tiwi Islands Day Tour


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Tiwi Islands Day Tour

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Journey to the Top End's Tiwi Islands; home of traditional landowners and rich with Aboriginal culture.

Relax onboard our high-speed deluxe catamaran as we take you on a 2.5-hour cruise from Darwin to the Island town of Wurrimiyanga on Bathurst Island. Disembarking to meet your local guides and minibus, you'll set off on a cultural exploration of the town.


  • Return ferry Darwin to Bathurst Island
  • Traditional welcome ceremony
  • Minibus tour of Wurrumiyanga with local Tiwi guide
  • Morning tea and lunch
  • Guided tour through the old Catholic Church

Tour Details

  • Discover the rich aboriginal culture and participate in a traditional smoking ceremony and totem dance that welcomes you onto the land. Hop on and off the bus at Tiwi Islands art centres, you’ll have the pleasure of sharing a cup of billy tea and damper with the ladies and other artists.

    After lunch, be enlightened as your guide takes you through the stunning architecture of the old Catholic Church in the Mission Precinct and call into the art centre where you will have time to browse and purchase art at Island prices.

    At the end of the day, your local guides will drop you back to the SeaLink ferry to enjoy your return journey back to Cullen Bay.


    • Local Tiwi guide
    • Traditional Aboriginal Welcome and smoking ceremony
    • Morning tea with the Tiwi ladies
    • Guided tour of the community of Wurrumiyanga including the mission precinct and museum
    • Visit to two art centres
  • From 1 April - 31 May and 1 October - 30 Nov 2024

    Senior (with valid seniors card)$405
    Child (5-14 years inclusive)$295

    From 1 June - 30 September 2023

    Senior (with valid seniors card)
    Child (5-14 years inclusive)

  • Departure dates: Thursdays & Fridays from 1 April to 30 November 2024. Additional Monday departures in June, July and August. Excludes public holidays.

    Departure time: 8:00am returning to Darwin at 5:45pm

    Check-in: arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time

    Location: Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal

    • Snacks and cold drinks, tea & coffee, icecreams are available for purchase on board the ferry
    • 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 Designs 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
    • Dogs not permitted

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