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

2018 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


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).

On your arrival, join your local Tiwi guide for a walking tour to Tiwi Designs, where you will be greeted by a traditional Welcome to Country ceremony, followed by a guided tour of the Tiwi Museum. Your guide will provide an insight into the culture and history of the Tiwi people and their homeland. Lunch is back at Tiwi Designs where you have the opportunity to spend an afternoon with one of the Art Centre’s artists to create your own piece of art to take home – either painting or screen printing.

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. Options are available to cruise-fly, price on application.

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

Maximum group size 20 persons

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