Cross the Timor Sea and explore one of the famous Tiwi islands on this Bathurst Island Tour. Discover the crafts, rituals and culture of the aboriginal population.
Bathurst Island Tour
We'll meet at Cullen Bay Terminal at 7:30 am and board a ferry to Bathurst Island. During the two hour and a half journey, you'll be sure to enjoy the views from the Timor sea.
On arrival, we'll visit the Mission Heritage Gallery, where we'll learn about aboriginal villages in the area and the many traditional hidden corners such as the Tiwi style Catholic church. You'll also see the wooden sculptures of birds from Tiwi mythology.
Afterwards, we'll go to a local village to meet some of the Tiwi Islands' aboriginal community, and discover more about their rituals and dances. You'll also find out more concerning their body art which has important spiritual significance and reveals their social position.
Next, we'll enjoy a traditional tea accompanied by a small lunch. Then we'll continue on visiting different craft shops to see how locals develop traditional sculptures.
The tour will end taking the ferry back to the meeting point, arriving back in Darwin at 6 pm.
This tour is accessible for wheelchairs if it is small and the user is accompanied.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
|Adults||Children between 2 and 16 years old||Children under 2 years old|
Children between 2 and 16 years oldUS$ 106.30
Children under 2 years oldFree
10 hours 15 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Ferry between Darwin and Bathurst Island.
English speaking guide.
Tea and lunch.
Entry to the museum.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Yes (you must attend with a carer).
Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal.