After a 30 minute scenic flight you arrive at Bathurst Island. Here you are met by your local Guide to be taken on a journey through the progressive, modern day Aboriginal community of Nguiu. Visit the museum with its interesting displays of traditional art and depictions of the Tiwi "dream time" stories and Early Mission Precinct with its unique Tiwi style Catholic Church. Hear about the colorful history of the early mission days and learn how the Tiwi people have blended their culture with Christianity. Be taken through the successful arts and crafts centers 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 for a swim (bring swimmers and towel). Learn about traditional bush tuckers, bush medicine and natural fibres and dyes on your return to the community for your return flight to Darwin.
Airfare is included in the tour price.
Notes: Fuel Surcharge may also be payable upon booking.
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For many years M18031 has specialised in providing travellers with a unique perspective of Australia through the art, land and culture of Aboriginal people, and created extraordinary journeys to some of Australia’s most remote, spectacular and beautiful regions. Through first hand experience and the diverse...
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