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Make your own way to the General Aviation Airport in Darwin to catch your 30-minute flight to Bathurst Island, where you'll take a guided tour of the Aboriginal community of Nguiu.
Your tour takes you to the island’s museum, where you’ll see traditional Tiwi art depicting the Aborigines' Dreamtime stories. You'll also visit the mission precinct church, designed in traditional Tiwi style.
Then visit the Tiwi art center, where you'll have the opportunity to purchase Tiwi art if you wish, before relaxing with billy tea (campfire tea) and damper (bread cooked in a campfire) with a group of Tiwi ladies. With insightful commentary provided by your guide, watch Tiwi totem dances, and hear the meaning behind the traditional smoking ceremony which will be performed for you.
Your time on Bathurst Island also includes a visit to a Tiwi burial site, where the complex rituals of the island’s burial poles (known as Pukamani poles) will be explained. If conditions are right, your visit might also include a refreshing swim in a local waterhole. You will also receive a boxed lunch of sandwiches and fruit to enjoy along the way.
When you day comes to an end, you’ll be returned to the airstrip for your flight back to Darwin.
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
A maximum of 18 people per tour ensures personalized service
Flight times subject to change, you must reconfirm at least 24 hours prior to departure
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking