Service Cancellation - Thursday 28th January 2021

Unfortunately, due to the severe weather in the region, the Tiwi Islands ferry service has been cancelled for Thursday 28th January. The next scheduled service will depart Darwin (Cullen Bay) at 10:15 on Friday 29th January.

All passengers who were booked on the cancelled services have been contacted. We sincerely apologise for this inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you on board soon.



Tiwi Islands Ferry Timetable 

Effective from 04 December 2020 to 31 March 2021

Day

Depart Cullen Bay

Depart Wurrumiyanga

Thursday

10:15 am

3:15 pm

Friday

10:15 am

3:15 pm

Sunday 

10:15 am

2:15 pm

Please note that the timetable is subject to change without notice. Ferry services operate subject to safe weather conditions.

Tiwi Islands special events

Special ferry services to watch Tiwi Bombers home teams on Wurrumiyanga oval:

Day

Depart Cullen Bay

Depart Wurrumiyanga

Saturday 28 November 2020

10:00 am

4:00 pm

Saturday 5 December 2020

10:00 am

4:30 pm

Saturday 9 January 2021

10.00 am

4:30 pm


Tiwi Islands Ferry Fares

Adult One Way $60.00
Adult Return $120.00
Concession* One Way $45.00
Concession Return $90.00
Child** One Way $32.50
Child Return $65.00
Family Return Ticket (2 adults, 3 children) $320.00
Multi Ticket^ (10 trips) $450.00

*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.


Book your tickets

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.

The SeaLink ferry is equipped with 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. 

Wish to visit the Tiwi Islands as a tourist?

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.