Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Tour

Full Day Tour | Darwin Return

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Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Tour

Full Day Tour | Darwin Return

Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Tour

Full Day Tour | Darwin | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2019 – 31 Mar 2020

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.

Departs

Thu & Fri
(May, Sep & Oct)
Mon, Thu & Fri
(Jun-Aug)
7:30am check-in for 8:00am departure
Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal, Darwin

Returns

Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal, 5.45pm approximately 

  • Return ferry to Bathurst Island
  • Morning tea (1)
  • Light lunch (1)
  • Experienced Driver Guide (at Bathurst Island)
  • Comprehensive commentary
  • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

• Take a 2½-hour cruise aboard the Tiwi Mantawi to Bathurst Island. You’ll be met by your local guide and taken on a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga
• Visit the Tiwi Museum with its interesting displays of traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi ‘dreamtime’ stories, and Early Mission Precinct and its unique Tiwi-style Catholic Church
• Spend time with some Tiwi Ladies while they work on their weaving and painting. 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
• You’ll get the chance to sample local billy tea and damper with your lunch
• Visit the successful Arts & Crafts Centres and see where the artists work. You also can purchase Tiwi arts and crafts and screen-printed fabric at Island prices
• Learn some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani (burial ceremony)
• You’ll be transferred to the ferry landing to re-board your vessel, departing Bathurst Island for Darwin at 3.15pm

Base tour price includes return ferry transport to Bathurst Island.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date.

What to Bring

  • Enclosed walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle to hold 1 litre
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Small soft bag (no suitcases please)

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required
  • Small amount of walking

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