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Day tour out of Darwin. 2 hour Sealink ferry to Bathurst Island was met by a fun pair - guide Ron and driver of (air conditioned) bus Ben. Ron telling and showing us about the buildings he had grown up in intertwining his family and...More
Tiwi islands is a must see, there is so much to see on this island, with rock pools, small water falls , beaches. . But the normal tours don't show you the island in all its beauty, it to big and they can't fit it...More
During school holidays quite a few of the local elders have gone bush with their families; so not all of our expected tour activities fully happened. 5 hours on the ferry also detracts from the day as does the litter across the township. The local...More
If you visit Darwin spend a day on the Tiwi Islands. There is an art history tour that is well worth the cost.
The islanders perform a welcome to country and explain their cultural history. They demonstrate screen printing of their cultural designs and assist...More
A good trip to take if you want to learn about Tiwi culture and customs. The guides were very informative. We visited the cemetery, 3 Tiwi art establishments, a smoking ceremony and billy tea and damper and a visit to the old mission church. The...More
The has to be the biggest highlight of our time in Darwin going on an all day cruise on the ferry to the Tiwi Islands. It was so enlightening as their culture is completely different to the mainland, no didgeridoos or boomerangs. We were taken...More
A ferry ride of a couple of hours takes you to Bathurst Island where you will find the most interesting culture and lovely people. The Tiwi people are running their own tourism business. The are lovely, engaging, funny, friendly, enthusiastic and switched on people. The...More
What an outstanding day. A 2 hour boat trip to the Tiwi islands on a glassy ocean, greeted by the local Aborigines. Visiting several of the local Art and Craft shops, Museum, Church and shops, topped off with a Cleansing ceremony performed by the locals....More
We took the flight option, 20 minutes rather than 2.5 hours on the ferry. The flight was easy, quick and smooth. A bit hard to find the right terminal so make sure you research this in advance. Once there a very professional service.
Book yourself into the Day Tour which includes the ferry there and back. Very little walking is required. It is a lovely day, expensive though, but a really good intro to the Tiwi Islands,their people and their culture . You... More
Book yourself into the Day Tour which includes the ferry there and back. Very little walking is required. It is a lovely day, expensive though, but a really good intro to the Tiwi Islands,their people and their culture . You can buy locally made souvenirs which are different to the usual tat people try to sell you.
It was a smooth crossing when we did it. There is some open water but generally you would be protected by Bathurst Island I would think. There is no jetty. The boat runs up onto the beach and you disembark there.