Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience from Darwin Including Ferry

Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience from Darwin Including Ferry

Instead of briefly reading about Australia’s Aboriginal communities in your guidebook or online, truly immerse yourself in the history and culture of those communities on this full day experience. Take a ferry from Darwin to Bathurst Island to meet members of the local Tiwi community of Wurrumiyanga. Witness ancient customs and rituals like smoking ceremony, hand weaving and painting and learn about day-to-day life of the Tiwi Community. Lunch and ferry are included!

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Pass By: Cullen Bay Marina, Darwin, Northern Territory Australia

Make your own way to the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal, a five-minute drive from the CBD, and take the 2.5 hour cruise aboard the Tiwi Mantawi over to Bathurst Island.

Pass By: Wurrumiyanga NT 0822, Australia

Here you are met by your local Guide to be taken on a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga.

Stop At: Tiwi Islands, Tiwi Islands, Top End, Northern Territory

Visit the Museum with its interesting displays of traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi ‘dreamtime’ stories and Early Mission Precinct with its unique Tiwi style Catholic Church. Hear about the colourful history of the early mission days and learn how Tiwi people have blended their culture with Christianity. Spend time with some Tiwi Ladies while they work on their weaving and painting. You will then get the chance to sample local billy tea and damper. Your guides and the ladies also demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors and explain the meanings behind them. Be taken through the Arts & Crafts Centres and see where the artist’s work. You also have the opportunity to purchase Tiwi arts and crafts and screen-printed fabric at Island prices. Learn some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani (burial ceremony) before taken back to the ferry landing to re-board your vessel. You'll depart Bathurst Island for Darwin at 3.15 pm.

Duration: 6 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund"
"Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Horário de Início: 07:30 AM
Duração: 10 Hours 15 Minutes
Ponto de partida: Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal, Larrakeyah NT 0820, Australia

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Experienced driver guide
  • Lunch
  • Return ferry from Darwin to Bathurst Island
  • Local billy tea and damper for morning tea
  • Visit the Tiwi Museum

Não Incluído

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


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