Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience


Immerse yourself in Tiwi Aboriginal culture

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 1 Day(s) Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Take a 2 hour cruise on the "Pacific Cat" to Bathhurst Island to learn about the Tiwi community
  • See traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi "dreamtime" stories
  • Visit The Museum and get to see art portraying Early Mission Precinct with its Tiwi style Catholic Church
  • Explore world renowned Tiwi arts and crafts co-operatives and get a chance to see the artists' work stations
  • Learn about the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani Poles (burial poles)

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US$ 200.85 215.49

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  • Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Roundtrip ferry ride to Bathurst Island
    • Morning tea
    • Light lunch
    • Driver guide (at Bathurst Island)
    • Informative commentary
    • Air conditioned transfers (at Bathurst Island)

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Roundtrip ferry ride to Bathurst Island
    • Morning tea
    • Light lunch
    • Driver guide (at Bathurst Island)
    • Informative commentary
    • Air conditioned transfers (at Bathurst Island)
What To Expect

Spend a day exploring the Tiwi Islands and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture. Start the day bright and early and head on over to Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal to board the "Pacific Cat," a comfortable and modern ferry. The journey will take around 2 hours - perfect time for you to get some shut eye in preparation for your long day ahead! Once you arrive at Bathurst Island, meet up with your guide who will teach you everything you need to know about the Aboriginal community of Nguiu. Your first stop: the Museum. There, you'll see interesting displays and artifacts featuring traditional artwork depicting the Tiwi 'dreamtime' stories. You'll also learn about the colorful history of the early mission days, and how the Tiwi have integrated their culture with Christianity. Next, enjoy morning tea with some of the ladies of the Tiwi people. Watch as they work on their weaving and painting, and when they demonstrate their dances and perform several ceremonies for their guests. From there, follow your guide through the world famous Tiwi arts and crafts co-operatives, and get a chance to see the artists at work! Here, you can also purchase some souvenirs to take home! Finally, end your tour with a stop at a picturesque lookout and burial site. Learn about the rituals associated with the burial poles (Pukamani poles). At around 3:00pm, head back to the ferry for your return trip to Darwin - the end of a fantastic and immersive full day tour.

Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience
Travel to the Tiwi islands - just two hours away from Darwin by ferry
Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience
Walk through the Museum and get to see artifacts from the Tiwi people
Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience
Learn all about the Aboriginal culture of the Nguiu community on Bathurst tribe
Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience
Take fun photos with some members of the community
Tiwi Aboriginal Cultural Experience
Get to see the Tiwi people as they paint their faces
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email


  • 7:30am depart from hotel
  • Ferry crossing to Bathurst Island
  • The Museum
  • Morning tea with the Tiwi ladies
  • Arts and crafts co-operatives
  • Lookout and burial site
  • 5:30pm return to hotel
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 2-15
  • Infants aged 0-1 are free of charge
  • A low level of fitness required
  • This tour departs on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from June-August, and on Thursdays and Fridays from September-November
What To Bring:
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in the cooler months
  • Small soft bag (no suitcases please)
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified

Meet Up Details:

  • Time: 7:30am
  • Location: Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal
  • How to get there: Take bus No.4 or 14 to Cullen Bay, then walk for 1 min
Cancelation Policy
  • Once confirmed, no cancelations may be made
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