‘Welcome’ to the Tiwi Islands
Depart Cullen Bay, Darwin for a relaxed 2.5 hour cruise onboard our SeaLink ferry to the Tiwi Islands to explore the culturally rich community of Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island. Famous for Aboriginal art and culture, as well as genuine hospitality, you’ll have the pleasure of experiencing a traditional Welcome to Country totem dance and smoking ceremony.
After your official welcome, it’s over to you to explore the community. Take time to meet the Tiwi artists in residence, peruse the art centres and buy a souvenir or two at Tiwi Design. Pop in to visit the ladies at Bima Wear for original Tiwi textile arts and clothing before finding a shady spot to enjoy your picnic lunch.
Once rested, use your ticket for the Patakijiyali museum to learn about Tiwi Dreamtime, Australian Tiwi Islander World War II participation and the Tiwi obsession with AFL. Stop by the historic mission precinct to appreciate the breathtaking old wooden church before heading back to the SeaLink ferry for your return journey to Darwin.