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Tiwi By Design Day Tour

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Larrakeyah, Australia
Tiwi By Design Day Tour
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Enjoy a rare chance to visit the Tiwi Islands and witness an Aboriginal community that holds on tightly to its traditions. Located off the coast of Darwin, the Tiwi Islands experience is led by an indigenous guide who shares local history and traditions. Partake in a traditional morning tea with Tiwi Islanders before visiting the Tiwi Museum and joining Aboriginal artists for an art-making workshop. You can also shop for Tiwi paintings, fabric, carving, pottery and clothing at island prices (own expense).
  • Full-day tour to the Tiwi Islands from Darwin
  • See informative exhibits of Tiwi art, including depictions of aboriginal dreamtime stories
  • Learn about ancient rituals for Tiwi burials and honoring the ancestors
  • Includes round-trip ferry between Darwin and the Tiwi Islands
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Local guide
Lunch
WiFi on board
Restroom on board
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Larrakeyah NT 0820, Australia

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Travel by ferry from Darwin to Bathurst Island, one of the Tiwi Islands. Seating is available on an outside sun deck or in and air-conditioned indoor cabin. Sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, and water are available for purchase onboard, and there are limited food options on Bathurst Island. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as sea turtles, dolphins, and seabirds. The Tiwi Islands provide important breeding grounds for a variety of native Australian animals.

A local indigenous guide accompanies you on your tour, which includes a scenic walk and a visit to the museum and an art-making class. At the end of the tour, your guide returns you to the ferry dock for the trip back to Darwin.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
SeaLink Northern Territory
Servicing the Top end since 2013, SeaLink Northern Territory provides a safe, comfortable and reliable ferry service with state-of-the-art high-speed catamarans and friendly qualified crew. Built especially for remote locations, the SeaLink NT ferries are capable of beach landings, carrying large numbers of passengers in comfort, and are all equipped with kiosks, men, women and disabled toilets, air-conditioned cabins, and spacious outdoor decking.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tiwi Design
After a rest and lunch in the shade, it’s time to re-visit Tiwi Design and participate in an exclusive ‘behind-the-scenes’ screen printing workshop. Choose from contemporary or traditional Tiwi design to print onto a take-home t-shirt, tea towel or fabric – a wonderful souvenir of your Tiwi visit.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • This is a walking tour, an easy stroll over short distances between the ferry landing, art centre, museum and mission precinct.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Covid Procedures: We have always had stringent and rigorous hygiene standards, cleaning procedures and health and safety practices. During this time, we have stepped our practices and procedures up even further. Where possible we have made additional hand sanitisers and cleaning stations available to our customers and employees to exercise good hand/hygiene practices. We have also placed hygiene communications in our vessels, vehicles, accommodation, food venues, shop fronts/counters/terminals from the relevant health authorities.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY SeaLink Northern Territory

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tiwi By Design Day Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tiwi By Design Day Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tiwi By Design Day Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Tiwi By Design Day Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tiwi By Design Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tiwi By Design Day Tour.

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  • "This day trip is a really cultural experience and an opportunity for friendly interaction with the Tiwi islanders and a chance to spend time at the art centre." See review

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Tiwi Island Special
James_S
, Jul 2021
Meeting the local indigenous people on the tour was the most amazing experience Wonderful stories and an amazing culture on Tiwi The people at Tiwi Design are really special artists and showed how talented they were
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Fun and welcoming
Tracey_M
, Jun 2021
Making the t shirts and talking with the local people. Lots of fun. The welcome smoking ceremony was beautiful. The guide Ronnie was very good
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Art, ritual and smiles.
Janice-Tade
, Jun 2021
A truly wonderful day experiencing art, culture, music and ritual. Loved the opportunity to screen print a tea towel. Bought art direct from the artist. Great vege lunch box. A success all round.
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Will be back
Tracey_G
, May 2021
Loved the interaction with the artists. Locals all very friendly and helpful. Learned a lot and had a really good time!
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Great experience
Anne
, May 2021
It was all great except the white lady doing the printing of the t-shirts not as good as the aboriginal guys and made mistakes on two one being mine. I was lucky I got to do mine again but the other person was not so lucky. Everything else was great. Felt so welcome.
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Doing the screen printing
Laurie_K
, Oct 2020
Was a good day. Very hot walking around due to COVID 19 restrictions. No vehicle. Disappointed that we couldn’t get into museum.
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Fantastic Experience
JohnAdelaide
, Oct 2020
Fantastic experience. Well organized and interesting. Some good insights to local customs and culture. Very friendly people.
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Anne_Squire
, Sep 2020
would have liked to see a demonstration of wood carving and painting. I enjoyed the day and love my screen print.
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Tiwi Design Tour
evelyn251
, Jul 2019
Informative & learnt about indigenous cultural differences b/w mainland & islanders Slow paced Delicious lunch pack
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A wonderful experience
Ann R
, Jul 2019
This day trip is a really cultural experience and an opportunity for friendly interaction with the Tiwi islanders and a chance to spend time at the art centre.
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