Board the ferry at Cullen bay for the trip of a lifetime to the Tiwi Islands. On arrival at Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island, meet your Tiwi companions who will show you life on the Tiwi Islands, the Tiwi way, over the next two days. This tour has been initiated by elders from the Tiwi Islands, and designed so visitors can share in this experience first-hand with Tiwi families, including children. Often the activities will be facilitated within groups of men and women separately, in keeping with cultural protocol.
The tour begins with a traditional 'Welcome to Country' ceremony, which assists visitors to get in touch with the sacred nature of the land and the ancestors. Over your two days, take part in activities including fishing, hunting, mangrove walks and finding fresh water creeks. Night-time around the fire is a particularly special time for story-telling, songs and cultural explanations. Tiwi elders are available to answer questions and the fireplace is a central point for gathering times and reflection on the day’s experiences.
Very early in the process visitors are encouraged to unwind, observe and participate in the Tiwi experience, settled amongst the tall trees and unencumbered landscape on Bathurst Island.