Tiwi Tours specialise in exclusive Aboriginal cultural tours on Bathurst Island, 80 kilometres north of Darwin. Tiwi Tours provide travellers with the unique opportunity to explore a modern day Aboriginal community, where you can learn about art, bush tucker and the history and culture of the Tiwi people.
Tiwi Tours has won a 2007 and 2008 Brolga Award for Indigenous Tourism plus the Tiwi Island Tour has been voted in the ‘Top 100 Things to do before you die’ campaign.
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.
You will visit the museum to view traditional art and depictions of Tiwi Dreamtime stories. Following this you can spend time with some Tiwi ladies, enjoying billy tea and damper as they work on their weaving and painting. The ladies will demonstrate traditional totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors.
Later you will set out for a scenic drive, and learn about traditional bush tucker, bush medicines and natural fibres and dyes, before departing on your return ferry to Darwin.
Base tour price includes return ferry transport to Bathurst Island.
Prices above may vary according to your departure date.
Please quote tour code TFER when booking.