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Tiwi Islands Cultural Day Tour from Darwin by Ferry

Product ID: 122834
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Explore the Tiwi Islands community of Wurrumiyanga on this cultural walking tour. Experience a traditional Tiwi welcome smoking ceremony and explore the Tiwi Design art centre, museum and Catholic mission precinct with your local Tiwi guide.
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take part in a cultural art workshop and take home an art memento
  • Visit the Tiwi Museum and Mission Precinct
  • Learn from a local Tiwi guide
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COVID-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

The Tiwi Islands ferry departs Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal, located five minutes from Darwin's city centre. Boarding commences at 7:30 AM for a prompt 8:00 AM departure. Bring a book, sit back and relax on the 2.5-hour journey to the Tiwi Islands, 80km north of Darwin. Sandwiches, pies, coffee, drinks and snack foods are available for purchase from the ferry kiosk. 

Upon arrival, your local Tiwi guide will greet you on the beach and take you on a walking tour of the community. For those with mobility impairments, don't be disheartened as it is only a few minutes' walk between locations. From the ferry landing, wander up to Tiwi Design for a traditional welcome ceremony and morning tea (damper and a cuppa). Your guide will then show you through the museum where you will learn of the culture and history of the Tiwi People.

On to the historic Catholic mission precinct before returning to Tiwi Design for lunch and a 'behind-the-scenes' screen printing session with a local Tiwi artist. Create your own screen-printed Tiwi-style art piece to take home – a memento of your day on the Tiwi Islands. You also have the opportunity to purchase unique and traditional Tiwi artworks including paintings, fabrics, carving, pottery and clothing at island prices. Return to the ferry at 15:00 PM for the journey back to Darwin, arriving back in Cullen Bay at 5:45 PM.
Includes
  • Return ferry from Darwin
  • Morning tea and lunch
  • Entry to the museum
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase on the ferry)

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Meeting point

Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal

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Important information
Know before you go
• Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, the Tiwi Museum is currently closed until further notice. Your guide will be extending the tour through the town and offering additional knowledge and activities
• Dietary requirements can be catered for, please inform at the time of booking
• Please note that this tour a walking tour, not a coach tour. It is conducted at a leisurely pace, with no special level of fitness required. Wurrumiyanga is a small Aboriginal community with everything easily accessible by foot

From US$ 249.15 per person

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Product ID: 122834