Departure/Pickup Instructions The meeting point is at the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal.
Guests must check in with SeaLink by 7:30 am for 8am departure.
Departure Time 7:30 am Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal
Returns/Ends At 5:00 pm Cullen Bay
Suitable for All ages
Itinerary Take the 2 hour cruise aboard the “Pacific Cat” over to Bathurst Island.
Here you are met by your local Guide to be taken on a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga.
Visit the Museum with its interesting displays of traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi ‘dreamtime’ stories and Early Mission Precinct with its unique Tiwi style Catholic Church. Hear about the colourful history of the early mission days and learn how the Tiwi people have blended their culture with Christianity. Be taken through the successful Arts and Crafts Centres and see where the artists work. You also have the opportunity to purchase Tiwi arts and crafts and screen-printed fabric at Island prices.
At morning tea we spend time with some Tiwi Ladies enjoying billy tea and damper while they work on their painting. Your guides and the ladies also demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors and explain the meanings behind them.
Learn some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani (burial ceremony) before being taken back to the ferry landing to re board your vessel, departing Bathurst Island for Darwin at 3 pm.
NB Lunch can be purchased back on board the vessel after your morning touring on the island.
Inclusions Return Ferry to Bathurst Island
Museum and Art Centre Entry
Exclusions Transfers to/from Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal
Fitness Level Reasonable level required
What To Bring Hat, Sunscreen, Water, Camera, Comfortable shoes, Insect repellent - cream or lotion
Child Policies 1-15 years old are entitled to the child price
Childrens Rate $148.00
Read reviews of Tiwi Islands Indigenous Cultural Tour - Ferry (TFER) from other travellers:
The ferry ride was fantastic but there was no opportunity to speak to the local residents on the Island. It would have been interesting to visit the school and also to chat to locals .
Reviewed by: Moira, March 2014
Tiwi Islands Indigenous Cultural Tour - Ferry (TFER)
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