Tiwi Islands One Day Art Tour

Length of Tour: 1 Day Bathurst Island

Tour Dates: Thursday & Friday *Additional peak season departures (Monday) June, July & August

Departure Months: 2021 - 1st April to 10th December Departs from Marina Bay Boulevard, Cullen Bay, Darwin 2 ½ hr ferry transfer Ferry check-in 7.30 am Returns 5.45 pm

Community: Wurrumiyanga (formerly Nguiu) Bathurst Island

AUD$349.00 Adult
AUD$295.00 Child (5-14 years)


  • Return ferry transfers Darwin to Bathurst Island
  • Local Tiwi Guide 
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Art/Design workshop at Tiwi Designs
  • Tiwi Museum tour *Museum is currently closed


Located 80km north of Darwin, or a 2.5 hr ferry ride, are the beautiful Tiwi Islands which consist of Melville and Bathurst Islands. On this cultural day tour your destination is Bathurst Island and the Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga (formerly Nguiu).

A highly personalised experience; this leisurely walking tour visits all the places of interest with your friendly Tiwi guide. After disembarking in the Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island, you'll be escorted to Tiwi Design where local artists and dancers will perform a formal Welcome to Country with a smoking ceremony and totem dances.

Enjoy a typical Tiwi morning tea of damper and a cuppa whilst getting to know some of the Tiwi Island community members. Explore the Patakijiyali Museum (*Museum currently closed) and the Mission Precinct with your knowledgeable guide telling stories of life and culture in the Tiwi Islands.

After a rest and lunch in the shade, it’s time to re-visit Tiwi Design and participate in an exclusive ‘behind-the-scenes’ screen printing workshop. Choose from contemporary or traditional Tiwi design to print onto a take-home t-shirt, tea towel or fabric – a wonderful souvenir of your Tiwi visit.

Tiwi Designs is one of the oldest and artistically diverse art centres in Australia, producing ochre paintings on canvas and bark, hand-made screen printed fabrics, ceramics, carvings and glass sculptures.

Depart approximately 3 pm for your return journey to Darwin. 

Please note: This is a walking tour (not coach) conducted at a leisurely pace. No special level of fitness required.

Maximum group size 24 persons

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