SeaLink Northern Territory

Tiwi By Design – An authentic Tiwi experience


Depart Cullen Bay for the 2½ hour cruise to the Tiwi Islands. A highly personalised experience, this leisurely walking tour visits the art centre, the local museum and the old Catholic mission precinct. Your local Tiwi guide will be telling stories of life and culture in the Tiwi Islands.

The art centre of Tiwi Design is the focus of the day, and on arrival witness a genuine Tiwi welcome with totem dances and smoking ceremony. Sit down for morning tea with the artists before strolling over to the museum, mission precinct and radio shed steeped in WWII history. Lunch is included at the art centre followed by an afternoon screen printing workshop with local artists. Choose from contemporary or traditional Tiwi designs to print onto your t-shirt or tea towel – a wonderful souvenir of your Tiwi Islands visit. You also have the opportunity to purchase unique and traditional Tiwi artworks including paintings, fabrics, carving, pottery and clothing at island prices.

There is plenty of time to meet and talk with local people and connect with the Island’s culture.

Please note that this tour a walking tour, conducted at a leisurely pace, with no special level of fitness required.