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Tour ID: 10063501

Why not discover the magical Tiwi Isands at your own pace? Buy your ferry tickets, take a map on arrival and go off exploring. This is a great way to discover the secrets of the Tiwi Islands. 

  • 2.5 hour ferry crossing
  • Explore this unique place at your own pace 
  • Visit the working artists 
  • Immerse yourself in this wonderful culture

Make the 2.5 hour ferry journey to the Tiwi Islands, 80kms north of Darwin and step off to explore the local indigenous community of Wurrumiyanga. Grab a walking map and buy a museum ticket on the ferry and discover the Tiwi Islands largest community at your own pace. Visit the museum and learn about traditional Tiwi culture and history, the Catholic mission of the 20th century with extensive photograph collection, Tiwi involvement in WWII as well as Tiwi sport and their many successful athletes. Visit the Catholic mission precinct with historic old church, see the artists working and purchase Tiwi arts, carvings and fabrics at island prices at Tiwi Design and Bima Wear art centres before cruising back to Darwin.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Museum tickets available on board the ferry for $5. Lunch can be purchased from the takeaway shop in Wurrumiyanga or grab a sandwich off the ferry

  • Duration:

    9.5 hours

  • Departure:

    8:00 AM Mon, Thu, Fri

  • Return:

    5:30pm

  • Departure points:

    Darwin

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Please check in at Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal at 7:30am for an 8:00am departure. Cullen Bay is a 5 minute drive from Darwin CBD. There is free all day parking, catch the number 14 bus or a taxi will cost approximately $10.

  • What to bring:

    Hat, sunscreen, 1L bottle of water, camera, book to read

  • Fitness level required:

    Low

  • Child policies:

    Children fares are aged 5 - 14 years inclusive. 4 and under travel free of charge

  • Additional Information:

    Departs Thursdays & Fridays (Apr - Dec) plus additional peak season Monday departures (June, July, August)

    Does not run on public holidays

    Please don't take photos in the cemetery or of children. Please ask permission before taking pictures

  • Destinations:

    Tiwi Islands

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