Day 1: Tiwi Islands
After a scenic flight you arrive at Bathurst Island. Here you are met by your guide to be taken on a journey through the progressive community of Nguiu. Visit the museum and learn about the Tiwi history and culture. Explore some successful arts and crafts centers and see artists’ work. You also have the opportunity to purchase some Tiwi arts and crafts, screen-printed fabric and clothing at Island prices. Spend time with some Tiwi Ladies enjoying billy tea and damper while they work on their weaving and painting, and show you their totem dances.
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 tucker, bush medicine and natural fibres and dyes. Later, head off to Moantu (the home of the Rainbow Serpent) and set up camp at this picturesque spot overlooking a large freshwater lake. Take a walk over the sand dunes to admire the view and a Tiwi Island sunset before dinner around the campfire. Accommodation: Moantu Camp, Bathurst Island. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Cape Fourcroy
After breakfast travel out to the westernmost point of Bathurst Island – Cape Fourcroy and explore the rugged coastline. Walk along this beautiful beach in search of turtle nests. There will be many opportunities to see a diverse range of native wildlife, so don’t forget your cameras! Learn about traditional uses of the native flora and fauna with your Tiwi guide.
Visit Tomorrupi Waterfall and cool off in the refreshing water and enjoy a picnic lunch. Visit a Tiwi Burial Site and learn about some of the complex rituals associated with the Pukumani Poles (Burial Poles) before returning to Nguiu for your return flight to Darwin. Includes: (B), (L).
Notes: AUD$25.00 per person. Fuel Surcharge payable on booking. Tour Departs Tuesdays only.
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