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  • Ferry crossing to Bathurst Island
  • Traditional Aboriginal art
  • Unique Tiwi Catholic Church
  • Billy tea & damper
  • Traditional ceremonies
  • Discover interesting rituals

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Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Culture Day Tour

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Begin your journey to Tiwi Island with a scenic ferry ride to Bathurst Island departing the Cullen bay Ferry Terminal. After your ferry ride, a local guide will take you on a journey through the fascinating lifestyles of the Tiwi Island's people. Visit a museum with displays of traditional indigenous art and depictions of the Tiwi 'Dreamtime' stories, a unique Tiwi style Catholic Church, arts and crafts centres and enjoy some billy tea and damper with some Tiwi ladies for morning tea.

Locals will demonstrate totem dancing and will perform a smoking ceremony, before you head out on a scenic drive through the Bathurst Island wilderness. As if you haven't already learnt enough about this amazing community, you will also learn about traditional bush tucker and bush medicines to complete your visit to the Tiwi Islands.

There aren't any accommodation transfers included in this tour, so guests are to make their own way to the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal by 7:30am to depart at 8am and return at 7:30pm. If you were looking for a complete Aboriginal Cultural experience not far from Darwin, then book this tour online today.

Inclusions

  • Return ferry to Bathurst Island departing Darwin
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Morning tea

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick ups and drops offs - you will need to make your own way to the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal

Highlights

  • Ferry Crossing to Bathurst Island
  • Morning Tea with the Tiwi Ladies
  • The Museum
  • Arts and crafts co-operatives
  • Lookout and burial site

Times Times

  • Tours depart on Thursday and Friday (Apr-May, Sep-Nov) and Monday, Thursday and Friday (Jun-Aug) from the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal at 7.30am and return at approximately 5pm. Boarding commences at 7am. Please note there are no hotel pick ups for this tour, you will need to make your own way to the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent - cream or lotion (non aerosol)

Additional Information

  • A reasonable level of fitness is required
  • The roads can be dusty, not a place for your best clothes
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M Pascoe 1 month ago This tour was great and the ferry trip over was lovely. The tour during the day was great - getting to know the local indigenous culture and people was the highlight of the tour. The local indigenous tour guides were lovely and fun and knowledgable and answered all my questions and I got some lovely photos of them undertaking the local art and smoke ceremony. It was also great to hear that these local tour guides from the island got paid and were able to gain an education and support their families from this income and it was obvious they loved their jobs. Learning about the history of the island and the Tiwi island indigenous people was also great. I did 4 days tours from Darwin and this was the best of the 4.
This tour was great and the ferry trip over was lovely
M Pascoe 1 month ago

This tour was great and the ferry trip over was lovely. The tour during the day was great - getting to know the local indigenous culture and people was the highlight of the tour. The local indigenous tour guides were lovely and fun and knowledgable and answered all my questions and I got some lovely photos of them undertaking the local art and smoke ceremony. It was also great to hear that these local tour guides from the island got paid and were able to gain an education and support their families from this income and it was obvious they loved their jobs. Learning about the history of the island and the Tiwi island indigenous people was also great. I did 4 days tours from Darwin and this was the best of the 4.

Learn about the Tiwi people and their unique culture – a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit a modern day Aboriginal community. This one day tour will provide you with an insight into the Tiwi people’s rich culture and lifestyle.
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