Day 1: Fly to Bathurst Island
Fly to Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island. Transfer to Tiwi Design for welcome to country dance & smoking ceremony. Join the artists for morning tea before the walking tour with a local Tiwi guide. Visit the mission precinct with ‘the old church’ and radio shed, and the Culture Museum where you will enjoy a detailed and informative commentary on the culture and history of the Tiwi people. Return to Tiwi Design for lunch and a screen printing workshop with a Tiwi artist where you create your own work of art – Tiwi style. You also have the opportunity to purchase unique and traditional Tiwi artworks including paintings, fabrics, carving, pottery and clothing at island prices.
Transfer to Bathurst Island Lodge by 4wd coach and then boat trip via Port Hurd. Dinner and overnight accommodation at Bathurst Island Lodge is included. (L,D)
Day 2: Bathurst Island and surrounds
Board your boat for a coastal sightseeing and fishing expedition, with the possibility of seeing dramatic cliffs, shipwrecks and wildlife. Lunch is either on board the boat or back at Bathurst Island Lodge.
Enjoy free time at the Lodge in the afternoon for relaxation or exploring the beach. At sunset you will join a Tiwi Sea Ranger for a turtle discovery tour at sunset with drinks and nibbles on the beach. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Tiwi Islands by Design
Breakfast on the deck, then sea transfer to Port Hurd where you join your scenic flight over Bathurst and Melville Islands and the Apsley Strait. On arrival at Milikapiti on Melville Island, you will be met and tour to Jilamara Arts, a centre renowned for high quality Tiwi art, then the Muluwurri Museum, a collection of carvings, Tiwi artefacts, prints and early photographs.
After lunch at the nearby Melville Island Lodge, you charter flight will depart for Darwin. (B,L)
Below price valid between 01 April 2016 and 31 March 2017
3 Day Ultimate Tiwi Islands Cruise/Fly - Adult/Pension $2425.00pp
3 Day Ultimate Tiwi Islands Fly/Fly - Adult/Pension $2500.00pp
Return ferry, touring, morning tea, lunch
Cruise/Fly: 7.30 am - 13Jun, 27 Jun 11 Jul, 25 Jul 08 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug and 12 Sep
Fly/Fly: 7.15am - 13 Jun, 27 Jun, 29 Jun, 11 Jul, 13 Jul, 25 Jul, 27 Jul, 08 Aug, 10 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 31 Aug, 07 Sep, 12 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep