Tiwi Islands ferry service time change for Friday 24th July 2020
Depart Cullen Bay at 8am
Depart Wurrumiyanga at 12pm
Connecting the Tiwi Islands to Darwin
The Tiwi Islands are 80km north of Darwin, or a 2.5h ferry ride, and are made up of two main Islands: Bathurst and Melville Islands with a combined population of around 2500 people.
SeaLink NT provides a fast and reliable passenger ferry up to four days a week between the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal and the town of Wurrumiyanga (formally known as Nguiu) onboard our high-speed catamaran, the MV Tiwi Mantawi.
Our SeaLink ferry is equipped with men’s, women’s and disabled toilets, a fully stocked kiosk, air-conditioned cabins, and a friendly helpful crew.
You can purchase tickets online, in person at the Sealink NT office or 30 minutes before departure at the ferry terminal on the day.
PLEASE NOTE: If the vessel is at full capacity, people with pre-purchased tickets will have priority over those who wish to purchase on the day.
A permit is not required to visit Wurrumiyanga, however, if you venture further afield, please contact the Tiwi Land Council for permission and to obtain a permit as the Tiwi Islands are private land.
There is strictly no alcohol allowed to be carried or consumed on board or to be taken into the community of the Tiwi Islands. Please see the full terms and conditions here.
Tiwi Islands July & August 2020 Timetable
Depart Cullen Bay
BETWEEN 1ST and 19TH JULY
BETWEEN 20TH and 31ST JULY
Friday * (24th July public holiday - Depart Tiwi 12pm)
PICNIC DAY LONG WEEKEND
Sunday 2nd August
Monday 3rd August
4TH AUGUST ONWARDS (until further notice)
Tiwi Islands Ferry Fares
Adult One Way
Concession* One Way
Child** One Way
Family Return Ticket (2 adults, 3 children)
Multi Ticket^ (10 trips)
*Concession fares are available for passengers with a valid Healthcare card or Seniors card. **Child fares are available for passengers aged 5 - 14 yrs inclusive. ^ Please refer to Terms & Conditions for fare rules.