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Bathurst Island
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Amazing and Educational for all ages.

We took a tour with Kevin and we learnt a lot. I highly recommend doing the tour or just going to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A unique experience!

Tiwi by design is a collective of indigenous artists, showcasing their beautiful work to tourist... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2019
Sarah C
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour with Kevin and we learnt a lot. I highly recommend doing the tour or just going to see the gallery.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

Tiwi by design is a collective of indigenous artists, showcasing their beautiful work to tourist groups and sharing some of their culture and history. They have a gallery where carvings paintings and screen painted fabrics can be bought. Our guide Kevin took us through a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

What an incredible experience! A 2.5 hour ferry trip from Cullen Bay and we were welcomed by Kevin our tour guide, we had fresh damper for morning tea with coffee and tea then did a fabulous walking tour of the church and museum followed by...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

This is the first look at "real" culture that I've seen since I've got to Australia. The people of this island is so nice and friendly. Got to learn a lot about the culture and how things have changed through the years. We also got...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Chloe D
Reviewed July 20, 2019

In June we did the Tiwi by design tour and had the most wonderful day on Bathurst Island with Vivian and the team. They gave us a lovely welcoming ceremony followed by morning tea. We had a tour of the museum and old church which...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

The day tour Tiwi by Design was an incredible, cheerful and powerful possibility to experience a glance of the peaceful, deep Aboriginal culture of the Tiwi people. Besides getting a lot of information we spent time together creating lovely artwork in a very beautiful way....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

Tiwi Cultural Tour - This casual walking tour was a wonderful experience. From the moment Kevin and his niece meet us on the ferry arrival we were made feel extremely welcome. Started off with a Smoking Ceremony and dancing, some small children joined in with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jackie W
tiwidesign, Guest Relations Manager at Tiwi Design, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Thank you for your generous regard for our cultural experience offered on Bathurst Island -‘Tiwi by Design’.We certainly enjoyed having you at our place and it was a pleasure hosting such a talented group of screen printers! Thank you also for your insightful comments relating...More

Reviewed July 2, 2019

This is a great day out. The locals are delightful, interesting and so proud of what they do. Be prepared to hear lots of laughter. The damper, lunch and screen printing are all bonuses. The people are the making of this adventure.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mrsmacandmissmac
Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

Went there with my husband for a wonderful day out. From the minute we got off the ferry we were happily welcomed by the local tour guide. Indigenous to the island, he showed us around the local areas which included a spiritual welcome. The morning...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Parker1986
Reviewed June 20, 2019

Fantastic tour - thanks for a wonderful day!! Loved having the chance to try out screen printing and the rest of the activities. Thanks to all the Tiwi people we met for their warm welcome and forsharing their culture with us.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Hi Michael. SeaLink run ferries to Bathurst Island on Thursdays and Fridays. They also do a tour on these days that visits the Tiwi Design art centre and you make your own piece with the local artists that you can take home... More