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Cruise to the Tiwi Islands with Welcome Ceremony - Full Day

For 1 person
1 Day
$165 each
1 Adult
$165 each

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Highlights

  • Return cruise from Darwin to the Tiwi Islands
  • Experience a traditional welcome ceremony
  • Explore the culturally rich community of Wurrumiyanga

Drift away from Cullen Bay to the Tiwi Islands for a full day immersed in Aboriginal art and culture. Be welcomed with traditional totem dances and a smoking ceremony on arrival before free time to explore the community of Wurrumiyanga.

What's Included?

  • Return ferry from Darwin to Bathurst Island (Tiwi Islands)
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Walking map

Sit back for a relaxing 2.5 hour cruise from Cullen Bay to the Tiwi Islands, where you will experience the culturally rich community of Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island. Renowned for Aboriginal art and culture as well as incredible hospitality, you will be welcomed onto Tiwi land with traditional totem dances and a smoking ceremony. Following the ceremony, you'll be left to your own devices to explore the community of Wurrumiyanga. Spend some time getting to know the Tiwi artists, visit art centres and buy a souvenir or two at Tiwi Designs, pop in to visit the ladies at Bima Wear for original Tiwi textile arts. Head to the Patakijiyali museum to learn about Tiwi Dreamtime and more, and stop by the historic mission precinct before boarding the ferry back to Darwin.

Session Length

  • Please allow 10 hours for the duration of this experience
  • Operates Thursdays and Fridays 01 Apr-10 Dec 2021. Additional Monday departures June, July and August (excludes public holidays)
  • Check in at 7.30am and return at 5.45pm
  • Travel time is approximately 2.5 hrs on the ferry each way

Restrictions

2021 Thursday's & Friday's from April 1st to December 10th Additional Monday's departures in June, July and August Excludes public holidays

Guidelines

  • Children four years and under are free of charge
  • Please make sure you ask a Tiwi local before you take a photo of them. Do not take photos of children

Cancellation

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Dress Code

Please avoid wearing any skimpy clothing or cut off shorts as this is not culturally appropriate on the Tiwi Islands.

This experience takes place on Tiwi Islands, departing Darwin, NT.

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