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Bathurst Island Tour
US$ 237.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation
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Cross the Timor Sea and explore one of the famous Tiwi islands on this Bathurst Island Tour. Discover the crafts, rituals and culture of the aboriginal population.

Ferry to Bathurst Island
Wurrumiyanga Tribe
Traditional handicraft
Learning from the tribe
Meeting the tribal women
Discovering the traditional Aboriginal culture
Bathurst Island

Bathurst Island Tour

We'll meet at Cullen Bay Terminal at 7:30 am and board a ferry to Bathurst Island. During the two hour and a half journey, you'll be sure to enjoy the views from the Timor sea.

On arrival, we'll visit the Mission Heritage Gallery, where we'll learn about aboriginal villages in the area and the many traditional hidden corners such as the Tiwi style Catholic church. You'll also see the wooden sculptures of birds from Tiwi mythology.

Afterwards, we'll go to a local village to meet some of the Tiwi Islands' aboriginal community, and discover more about their rituals and dances. You'll also find out more concerning their body art which has important spiritual significance and reveals their social position.

Next, we'll enjoy a traditional tea accompanied by a small lunch. Then we'll continue on visiting different craft shops to see how locals develop traditional sculptures.

The tour will end taking the ferry back to the meeting point, arriving back in Darwin at 6 pm.

Important Information

This tour is accessible for wheelchairs if it is small and the user is accompanied.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children between 2 and 16 years old Children under 2 years old
US$ 237.10
US$ 118.90
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 237.10
  • Children between 2 and 16 years old

    US$ 118.90
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

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Duration

10 hours 15 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

Included

Ferry between Darwin and Bathurst Island.

English speaking guide.

Tea and lunch.

Entry to the museum.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

Yes, you must attend with a carer.

Pet-friendly?

No.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 237.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel 1 hour before the activity starts, we will refund you 50%. If you cancel under this time, you will be refunded 100%. If you do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal.