Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience (Flights additional cost)

Full Day Tour | Darwin Return

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Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).

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Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

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Concession i A holder of a valid concession card.
Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2018 - 15 December 2018

Duration Full Day Tour

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Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience (Flights additional cost)

Full Day Tour | Darwin Return

Enjoy an Aboriginal cultural experience on the Tiwi Islands. Travel by air and learn about the Tiwi people’s unique and rich culture as they introduce you to their traditional art displays and ceremonies. Enjoy morning tea and lunch as you discover their interesting rituals.

Departs

Mon, Tue & Wed (Apr-Nov)
7:00am check in for 8:00am departure
Murphy Road, Fly Tiwi Terminal, Darwin General Aviation section of Darwin Airport, Marrara

Returns

Darwin General Aviation Airport, 5.30pm approximately
 

Alternative Ferry Option

Ferry option operates
Thu & Fri
(Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov)
Mon, Thu & Fri
(Jun, Jul, Aug)
(excluding Public Holidays)

View the Ferry option

  • Morning tea (1)
  • Picnic Lunch (1)
  • Experienced Driver Guide (at Bathurst Island)
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

PLEASE NOTE: Return flights to Bathurst Island are an additional cost and must be purchased at the time of booking.



This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit a modern-day Aboriginal community. It will provide you with an insight into the Tiwi people’s rich culture and lifestyle. The tour will reveal scenes seldom seen by many outsiders and will leave you with a lifetime memory. Many cities are blessed with island destinations close by, but only Darwin has the Tiwi Islands.

  • Make your own way to Fly Tiwi Darwin General Aviation and after a 30 minute scenic flight you’ll arrive at Bathurst Island
  • You’ll be met by your local guide and taken on a journey through the Tiwi Aboriginal community of Nguiu
  • Enjoy morning tea and damper with some Tiwi ladies, as they work on their weaving and painting
  • Your guides and the ladies will demonstrate totemic dances and perform a smoking ceremony to welcome their guests
  • Visit the Tiwi Museum and Early Mission Precinct with its unique Tiwi style Catholic Church
  • At the Tiwi arts and crafts co-operative, see where the artists work. There’s the chance to buy artwork and crafts at Island prices
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the wilderness of Bathurst Island
  • Visit a scenic lookout and burial site and learn about the Pukamani (Burial) Poles
  • Your guide will share their knowledge of traditional bush tucker, medicines and natural fibres and dyes used by the Tiwi people
  • We then return to the community before your return flight to Darwin.

Alternative Touring Option
Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience by Ferry

Taking the ferry to Bathurst Island provides a more economical way to experience Tiwi culture. View the ferry option.

Departs:   Thu & Fri (April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov)  
Mon, Thu & Fri (Jun, Jul & Aug) 
8.00am (7.30am check-in)
from Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal

Returns:   5.30pm approximately

Make the most of your Day Tour with an Optional Add-On.

$245

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Adult i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).

$285

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Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

$285

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Concession i A holder of a valid concession card.
tiwi landscape

Take a 30 minutes scenic flight to Bathurst Island and enjoy an Aboriginal cultural experience rarely viewed by outsiders. It will put a smile on your face and leave you with lasting memories.

PLEASE NOTE: This Add-on price includes flight to Bathurst Island and return flight back to Darwin. Flights must be purchased with Tour at the time of booking. Please limit your luggage to a small bag weighing no more than 3Kg. Airport transfers are not included.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

Please note: 
Base Tour prices are per person, land only. 
Return flights to Bathurst Island are an additional cost and must be purchased at the time of booking.
Transfers to and from Darwin General Aviation Airport to Darwin hotel are not included.

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
  • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required
  • Small amount of walking.

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