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Aussie Adventures - Tiwi Island Day Tour

Aussie Adventures - Tiwi Island Day Tour
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U 6 52 Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

The boat trip out to Bathurst with SeaLink was fine. Unfortunately the tour itself was not good. The driver was abrupt, the tour guide was new so did not have much useful information. However, the cultural talk and smoke ceremony was good and the presenters...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rob K
Reviewed August 10, 2018

After a two hour ferry trip we arrived at Bathurst Island where we were greeted by a traditional welcoming dance, a smoking ceremony and a display of the local ladies painting and weaving. After a morning tea of the best damper I have ever tasted...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Moira P
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Trev and Ben were terrific, great insight into aboriginal culture on tiwi. Loved the stories, great simple lunch, plenty of food. Enjoyed the aboriginal dance and smoking ceremony. The community was very welcoming of questions and giving information. A very special place.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jenny M
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Day tour out of Darwin. 2 hour Sealink ferry to Bathurst Island was met by a fun pair - guide Ron and driver of (air conditioned) bus Ben. Ron telling and showing us about the buildings he had grown up in intertwining his family and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Tiwi islands is a must see, there is so much to see on this island, with rock pools, small water falls , beaches. . But the normal tours don't show you the island in all its beauty, it to big and they can't fit it...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

During school holidays quite a few of the local elders have gone bush with their families; so not all of our expected tour activities fully happened. 5 hours on the ferry also detracts from the day as does the litter across the township. The local...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

If you visit Darwin spend a day on the Tiwi Islands. There is an art history tour that is well worth the cost. The islanders perform a welcome to country and explain their cultural history. They demonstrate screen printing of their cultural designs and assist...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

A good trip to take if you want to learn about Tiwi culture and customs. The guides were very informative. We visited the cemetery, 3 Tiwi art establishments, a smoking ceremony and billy tea and damper and a visit to the old mission church. The...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Alison A
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Brilliant full on day with outstanding guides sharing their culture. Loads of fun and learning. Meeting local artists, exploring the island.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank GrantGabo
Reviewed June 12, 2016

The has to be the biggest highlight of our time in Darwin going on an all day cruise on the ferry to the Tiwi Islands. It was so enlightening as their culture is completely different to the mainland, no didgeridoos or boomerangs. We were taken...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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September 10, 2018|
Response from Moira P | Reviewed this property |
I booked the Aussie Adventures- Tiwi Island day tour through the tourist information centre, Our local guide was very informative and friendly, I learnt a lot about their culture, and visited the places you want to go... More
February 2, 2017|
Response from Alison A | Reviewed this property |
Book yourself into the Day Tour which includes the ferry there and back. Very little walking is required. It is a lovely day, expensive though, but a really good intro to the Tiwi Islands,their people and their culture . You... More
January 26, 2017|
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Response from Alison A | Reviewed this property |
It was a smooth crossing when we did it. There is some open water but generally you would be protected by Bathurst Island I would think. There is no jetty. The boat runs up onto the beach and you disembark there.