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Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience from Darwin Including Ferry

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    What to Expect
    Make your own way to the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal in Darwin to catch the 2.5 hour ferry cruise to Bathurst Island, where you'll take a guided tour of the Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga. 

    Your tour takes you to the island’s museum, where you’ll see traditional Tiwi art depicting the Aborigines' Dreamtime stories. You'll also visit the mission precinct church, designed in traditional Tiwi style.

    Then visit the Tiwi art center, where you'll have the opportunity to purchase Tiwi art if you wish, before relaxing with billy tea (campfire tea) and damper (bread cooked in a campfire) with a group of Tiwi ladies. With insightful commentary provided by your guide, watch Tiwi totem dances, and hear the meaning behind the traditional smoking ceremony which will be performed for you.

    Your time on Bathurst Island also includes a visit to a Tiwi burial site, where the complex rituals of the island’s burial poles (known as Pukamani poles) will be explained. If conditions are right, your visit might also include a refreshing swim in a local waterhole. You will also receive a boxed lunch of sandwiches and fruit to enjoy along the way.

    When you day comes to an end, you’ll be transferred to the ferry terminal catch it back to Darwin,
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cullen Bay Terminal, Larrakeyah NT 0820, Australia
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    10h 9m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 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
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • A maximum of 18 people per tour ensures personalized service
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Great day out informative and humorous guide. Only thing would be a gluten free morning tea not given. Lunch good for gluten free. Very friendly.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Ian S
    aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Ian S, Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour to the Tiwi Islands. Thank you also for your feedback about gluten free morning tea.

    Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

    My husband, sister and husband, and I took this day trip and highly recommend it our guide was so informative and the islanders are so much fun the ferry trip was amazing would recommend you book at the information centre before hand as we noticed...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank karen5662015
    aatkingsaustralia, Manager at AAT Kings, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

    Hi Karen5662015, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a reveiw. Great to hear you enjoyed the experiance on our day tour over to Tiwi Islands. We are very proud of our staff on the Island.

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