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Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience from Darwin Including Ferry
3.5

Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience from Darwin Including Ferry

By AAT Kings
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$216.44
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$216.44
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Ages 0-99, max of 40 per group
Duration:10h 9m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Experienced driver guide
  • Lunch
  • Return ferry from Darwin to Bathurst Island
  • Local billy tea and damper for morning tea
  • Visit the Tiwi Museum
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal, Larrakeyah NT 0820, Australia Meet at Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal Address: Ferry Terminal, Larrakeyah NT 0820 Dates: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (April - November) Return point: Returns to original departure point at 5:45pm
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2230P146

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience from Darwin Including Ferry
  • Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2230P146

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal
    Larrakeyah NT 0820, Australia
    Meet at Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal Address: Ferry Terminal, Larrakeyah NT 0820 Dates: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (April - November) Return point: Returns to original departure point at 5:45pm
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Cullen Bay Marina
    Wurrumiyanga
  • 1
    Tiwi Islands
    Stop: 6 hours
    Visit the Tiwi Islands
    Read more
    Pass by
    Bathurst Island
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Julie C
Julie C
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Beautiful Kakadu
My Mum,brother and I this trip with AAT Kings as an overnight as part of our 6 day NT now tour.So glad we did it t
Julie C
Julie C
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Beautiful waterfalls
Lovely day out taking in Litchfield national park and the Termite mounds at Batchelor.Swam in Florence Falls which
Wadechen1
Wadechen1
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Too much driving and not enough personal touch by the Aboriginals
This seems like a good way to see a lot, however, you spend 6 hours in the coach (3 hours each direction). The abor
Leonie S
Leonie S
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Lovely Tour
The bus was very comfortable, and the places we went to, and the food we ate was amazing. Unfortunately I didn't g
romneyh
romneyh
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A fun learning adventure
Will, our driver and guide, was amazing. Great humored, super knowledgeable about flora and fauna and crocodile fac
Flyer00239328822
Flyer00239328822
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Katherine Gorge
An amazing tour to places I’d only heard of. The swim at Edith Falls was truly worth it and the Katherine Gorge wa
Jayne J
Jayne J
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INFORMATIVE TOUR - A GOOD ONE FOR YOUR FIRST TIME VISITING LITCHFIELD
The tour was informative and quite enjoyable for a day tour. The main swimming falls, Wangi, was not open for swimm
julienI2344BG
julienI2344BG
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Kakadu Tour
I've just returned to Darwin from a 2 day Kakadu and East Alligator River tour and would definitely recommend it to
michellesO7198SI
michellesO7198SI
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Great Day Tour
Awesome bus driver. Great supply of fresh cold water to refill water bottles. Waterfall swimming experience was ama
387aidanw
387aidanw
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Incredible sights
An amazing experience, feeding gigantic baramundi, a tour through the Indigenous centre & the iconic castle were al
TWal1
TWal1
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Great Introduction to Darwin
This half day tour is popular and offers a good overview of Darwin. The commentary is very good and light hearted.
Nehal B
Nehal B
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Great- but not for young families
Gary was fabulous, he dropped off our water bottle after a 14 hr day! We really appreciated that! Thanks Garry, you
Zac C
Zac C
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Disappointed
We rated 1out of 5 because I couldn’t rate it any lower! We were left standing by the side of the road, missing the
jmacilwain
jmacilwain
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Beautiful Katherine Gorge.
Really loved the day trip with AAPT KINGS tours to Katherine Gorge, albeit a 14 hour day. Hey, it beats driving th
jmacilwain
jmacilwain
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Litchfield tour highlights
Going for a swim in one of the ponds, Shady Creek at Florence Falls. The water was clear, cool and very refreshing.
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ellenvfr
Sale, Australia3 contributions
We were very lucky to have a calm 2 1/2 hour ferry trip to Tiwi islands where we were warmly greeted by tour organisers. Our group of about 20 people went on to have a great day experiencing the culture of Tiwi people with local guides. Yummy damper and billy tea for morning tea was served whilst we enjoyed watching and conversing with local women decorating shells and weaving items. This was followed by a smoking ceremony, cultural dances and a relaxed informative chat about history of the island and culture. A bus trip around the island followed with stop at the museum, drive around township, visiting the Catholic Church (which had an appearance in the movie ‘Top end wedding) and a stop at the cemetery. Delightful lunch of chicken and great variety of salads refuelled us prior to short walk to Tiwi Design where there was plenty of time to purchase local arts and craft. Returned on another quiet trip back to Darwin. A pleasant and informative day, highly recommended. (Take seasickness tabs if you’re not as lucky with the weather)
Written October 20, 2022
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Mary Q
16 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
We went by ferry to the Tiwi islands (Bathurst Island) with a friend who knew 2 locals - Mavis and Sarah. They very generously spent several hours showing us around: the Tiwi art centre, Bima clothing and design (where we bought a beautiful table cloth) and the museum which is really interesting. My only comment is that the museum closes at 2 pm. Although this might be because they want you to make the 3:15 ferry. There was quite a long queue for the ferry so get there in plenty of time. A fascinating day.
Written August 2, 2022
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AATKings_Sales_Team
Thank you for your review and we are so glad you enjoyed your time on Tiwi Islands, a very special place. AAT Kings
Written August 8, 2022
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Eine_Wandererin
Brisbane, Australia54 contributions
Jul 2021
We found this tour very informative about the Tiwi culture and enjoyed hearing directly from the Tiwi guides and local women. Some aspects of the tour felt performative and the lunch was relatively basic. Overall we found the price to be in line with the experience and are glad we visited the Tiwi islands.
Written July 18, 2021
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AATKings_Sales_Team
Dear Eine_Wandererin, Thanks for reviewing our Tiwi Islands tour, and we will be sure to pass along your feedback to our local supplier. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time exploring the Top End. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
Written July 19, 2021
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Mel
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
A Tiwi local should be running these tours, not a unknowledgeable guide that cannot answer any questions visitors asked. Apparently a local Tiwi should be helping run the tour but on our tour today we were told he was taking a 'sorry day" which meant he wanted to sleep and couldn't be bothered to show up.
For the overpriced amount of money this tour costs, we expected to receive a more cultural experience from the locals but basically got half a job from it.
The lunch set up needs lots of improvement as the shelter is ready to fall down and if it had rained, we would be eating lunch in muddy slop.
The ferry needs to run more often as the trip back to Darwin was overcrowded.
Unfortunately we didn't get the cultural experience we wanted from this tour which was very disappointing as it's the only cultural experience on offer in the top end.
Definitely not worth the $300 plus it costs.
Written October 21, 2022
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Jess K
Thank you very much for your feedback. I'll pass this on to our product & operations team. Jess from AAT Kings
Written December 1, 2022
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Michael775
Launceston, Australia11 contributions
Jul 2021
So disappointed with this trip. Fortunately we didn’t take the overpriced art experience but still had to fork out $320 for a ferry ride and a smoking ceremony.
This location has great potential but the only people who seem to take an interest are the staff at Tiwi by Design. That is the only business serving tourists (except for the museum) and where the art experience takes place. Problem here is the “art” work is very expensive and such a simple thing as a tea towel with printed artwork is “made in China” !!!, and is priced at $25 !!!
It has to be conceded that the running of a tourism business here may not be a commercial proposition as the ferry runs only 4 days a week during the dry season and less during the wet, but as there is little else to occupy the locals a cooperative ought to be able to make the visit more attractive. There appears to be no community pride whatsoever with rubbish strewn everywhere, on the streets, gardens and the foreshore.
The ferry ride is OK but that too could be improved by relieving the monotony with tourism items on the TV screen instead of the interminable social distancing instructions.
Written July 18, 2021
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AATKings_Sales_Team
Dear Michael775, We are very sorry to read about your feedback, and thanks for the suggestions on how it could be improved. We will pass along your comments to our local supplier to review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of you time in the Top End. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
Written July 19, 2021
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RMC
Melbourne, Australia66 contributions
Sep 2022
We didn’t see The Tiwi Islands or the local life, we saw the AAT Kings area where they take groups plus a couple of sights.
Everything was poorly organised with a lot of waiting around and the sharing of one mini bus for at least 4/5 groups.
A waste of money and time for the 5 hours of travelling.
Written October 3, 2022
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Jess K
Thank you very much for your feedback. I'll pass this on to our product & operations team. Jess from AAT Kings
Written December 1, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

maggiepotriadis
City of Greater Geelong, Australia38 contributions
Jul 2021
On a recent five week holiday to the Northern Territory from Victoria, my husband and I went on tours to many beautiful locations the top end of Australia has to offer.
Our day trip to the Tiwi Islands was an unforgettable one. Spending time with the local indigenous people, watching them paint, dance and tell us stories about their land and their culture was incredible. We visited the local church and museum. We got to have damper for morning tea and having lunch with our tour group was enjoyable. We were taken to a local art shop where there were many beautiful locally made products (paintings, jewellery, wooden sculptures) available to purchase. If it's a memorable experience you are after, I highly recommend this tour.
Written August 7, 2021
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AATKings_Sales_Team
Dear maggiepotriadis, Thanks very much for your feedback and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed exploring the Tiwi Islands with us as part of a wider trip. We hope to welcome you back soon in the Top End and thanks for choosing AAT Kings. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
Written August 9, 2021
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Hannah Beaumont
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Amazing experience, meeting local Tiwis and learning about their cultural. The Indigenous guides were very knowledgeable and good fun, showing us their dance and artworks. The church and cultural centres were fascinating. Enjoyed the cruise over there from Darwin too.
Written August 23, 2022
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Julie T
Wollongong, Australia95 contributions
Promoted as visiting Tiwi Designs with screen printing experience which was not feasible in the 10minutes this tour stopped there. Too much focus on white history. The indigenous components were very good and would be better to predominate in this tour. Very patchy and piecemeal with a long ferry ride with uncomfortable seating.
Suggest buying a ferry ticket and visiting on your own would be more enjoyable.
Written May 7, 2022
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AATKings_Sales_Team
Hi there, Thank you very much for your feedback. I'll pass it on to the relevant teams. Jess from AAT Kings
Written May 11, 2022
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John A
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
This tour totally met our expectations! Our driver Jason and tour guide Trevor were very professional and informative and went all the way to ensure we had the best experience of history, culture and local arts and customs. Meeting the lovely Bernard was a special treat as was seeing the local artists at work. Highly recommended as a great day out🤗. Thanks to all involved.
Written June 12, 2021
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AATKings_Sales_Team
Dear John A, Thanks for your review and it sounds like you had an awesome time visiting the Tiwi Islands with us. Our guides really enjoy bringing the destination to life, and we will pass along your positive comments. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the Top End. Thanks, The Team at AAT Kings
Written June 17, 2021
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