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Hotel pickup included
Small group ensures personal service
See native wildlife in their natural environment
Catch the ferry from Darwin and relax as you make the 2-hour trip to Bathurst Island. Enjoy the seating available on two interior air-conditioned decks or an outside sun deck. Sandwiches, pies and snack foods are available for purchase, along with soft drinks and water.
On your tour of Bathurst Island, your local guide shares Tiwi rituals and history during a scenic walk, a visit to the museum and an art-making workshop.
Throughout your trip, keep an eye out for wildlife such as seabirds and turtles. The Tiwi Islands are the breeding grounds for a variety of indigenous animals.
After the ferry ride, you’ll meet your indigenous local guide on Bathurst Island and be greeted by a short ‘Welcome To Country’ ritual. You’ll then chat with locals over a traditional morning tea consisting of tea and damper (soda bread cooked in a campfire).
After tea, your guide will show you through the museum and share detailed commentary on the culture and history of the Tiwi People. Then return to Tiwi Design for your art workshop and included lunch. Founded in 1968, Tiwi Design now hosts about 100 artists who work in screen printing, pottery, carving and painting. The complex includes an administrative center and art gallery that aim to preserve and showcase Tiwi culture.
Spend the afternoon working with an Aboriginal artist to create your own artwork Tiwi–style. Depending on the artists in the center at the time, this could be either painting, carving or screen printing. Afterwards, you can take home your creation as a memento. You can also purchase traditional Tiwi artworks including paintings, fabric, carving, pottery and clothing (own expense).
Round-trip ferry ticket
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Marina Boulevard, Cullen Bay
Check-in at 7:30am for an 8:00am departure
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm