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  • Location: Darwin, Australia
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Fly from Darwin to spend the day with the traditional Tiwi people of Bathurst Island, one of the Tiwi Islands, a group of islands off the coast of the Northern Territory. You’ll see the famous Tiwi art and burial poles, witness a traditional smoking ceremony and drink billy tea with the locals. Take this rare opportunity to interact with a modern-day Aboriginal community, and gain unique insights into the complex cultural rituals of Australia’s Tiwi Islands. Lunch and flights are included!

Highlights

  • Discover the Tiwi indigenous culture on a full-day tour from Darwin to Bathurst Island
  • Visit the island's museum with its displays of Dreamtime stories depicted through Tiwi art
  • Take part in a traditional smoking ceremony
  • Enjoy billy tea and totem dancing with Tiwi ladies
  • Learn the ancient rituals of Tiwi burial ground
  • Round-trip flights included

What You Can Expect

Tiwi Islands Cultural Experience from Darwin Including Flights

Tiwi woman

Make your own way to the General Aviation Airport in Darwin to catch your 30-minute flight to Bathurst Island, where you'll take a guided tour of the Aboriginal community of Nguiu.

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 returned to the airstrip for your flight back to Darwin.
From USD $ 476.06

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Tour code: 2230TIB1

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