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BATHURST ISLAND ONE DAY TOUR

Length of Tour: 1 Day

Tour Dates: Monday - Wednesday tour transfer by light aircraft
Thursday and Friday - Tour operates by Ferry. Please enquire for itinerary details

Departure Months: June to mid December 2014

Cost: AUD$545.00 Adult
AUD$408.00 Child (15 years and under)
FUEL SURCHARGE MAY BE CHARGED

Day tour by Ferry AUD$250 (Adult)
AUD$125 (Child) includes morning tea, lunch excluded

Pickup Point: Darwin Airport at 7:30am returning to Darwin Airport at 5:15pm (times subject to change due to aircraft availability).
AIRPORT TRANSFERS NOT INCLUDED

Includes: Mini bus or 4WD vehicle, lunch (except on ferry day tour), permits, airfares or ferry fares to and from Bathurst Island from Darwin .

Highlights Include:

  • Scenic flight to/from Bathurst Island.
  • Visiting the progressive community Aboriginal of Nguiu, the museum and early mission precinct.
  • Being taken through art and craft centres and see the artists at work.
  • Spending time with some Tiwi ladies enjoying billy tea and damper.
  • Visiting a Tiwi burial site and learning some of the complex rituals associated with Pukamani Poles (burial poles).
  • Learning about traditional bush tucker, medicine and natural fibres.

Overview:

After a wonderful scenic flight you will arrive at Bathurst Island. You will be met by your local Guide who will take you on a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Nguiu (Wurrumiyanga). Visit the Museum with its interesting displays of traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi dreamtime stories and Early Mission Precinct with its unique Tiwi style Catholic Church. Hear about the colourful history of the early mission days and learn how the Tiwi people have blended their culture with Christianity. Be taken through the successful Arts & Crafts Centres and see where the artists work. You also have the opportunity to purchase Tiwi arts and crafts and screen-printed fabric at Island prices.

At morning tea we spend time with some Tiwi Ladies enjoying billy tea and damper while they work on their weaving and painting. Your guides and the ladies also demonstrate their totem dances and perform a smoking ceremony to bless the visitors and explain the meanings behind them. Learn some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukamani (burial ceremony). Set out for a scenic drive through the wilderness of Bathurst Island. Enjoy lunch and visit a local waterhole and pristine beach environs. Learn about traditional bush tuckers, bush medicine and natural fibres and dyes on your return to the community before your return flight to Darwin.

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