Tiwi Island Adventures: A Guide To The Best Tiwi Island Tour

With its amazing beaches, stunning water holes, prime fishing spots, and immersive cultural tours, a Tiwi Island adventure is one of the best tours to take in the Northern Territory. Our Tiwi Island Retreat offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and allows you to dive into the tranquillity of island living. If you’re looking for the perfect summer getaway, our Tiwi Island Adventure is where it’s at!

If it’s your first time going on a Tiwi Island tour in Darwin, here’s everything you need to know to make your adventure action-packed and enjoyable.

How to get to the Tiwi Islands

To get to the Tiwi Islands, you can either fly via charter plane from the Darwin International Airport or go by ferry. Choose how to get to the Tiwi Islands from the following options:

  • Darwin International Airport to Bathurst Island Airport (BRT)
  • Darwin International Airport to Snake Bay Airport (located on Melville Island)
  • Darwin International Airport to Garden Point Airport (located on Melville Island)
  • Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal to Wurrumiyanga (located on Bathurst Island)

If it’s your favourite time visiting the Tiwi Islands, you will require a permit before entry. If you’re not travelling with a tour, you will need to get a permit yourself, which you can apply for here. Most visitors go to the islands during the dry season, which is between June to September – which helps you to avoid rain during your stay.

How much does a Tiwi Island Retreat cost?

Whether you’re looking for a more luxurious stay in our glamping tents, or something simple but still cosy like our ocean rooms, we can help you choose the right Tiwi Island accommodation that’s right for your budget.

For a more detailed breakdown of the Tiwi Island retreat cost, you can find out more details about our rates on our retreat page. We offer a range of deals for solo travellers as well as vacationing families for each of our lodging types. We also have inclusive room rates for two, three, and four-night stays so you can stay and explore the Tiwi Islands for as long as you wish.

What is there to do during a Tiwi Island tour in Darwin?

There are lots of fun and exciting adventures to explore in the Tiwi Islands.Get the full island experience by signing up for any number of these activities:

Speed away on our picnic buggy tour

Explore the beautiful 5 Mile Beach on a fun buggy ride! Marvel at the vast expanse of the beach and stop for a picnic and some fishing as you watch that breathtaking sunset while laying on the sands.

Catch fish from estuaries and blue water fishing spots

Test your angling skills and partake in our estuary and blue water fishing activities. From mud crabs and barramundi in the estuaries to salmon and snappers in the blue waters, a bountiful catch awaits!

Take a helicopter flight to the Ranku swimming hole

Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride overlooking the beautiful island as our pilot takes you to the Ranku waterhole. Swim, eat, take pictures, and soak in the beautiful waters of this secluded pocket of tranquillity within the island.

Learn more about arts and culture from the best Tiwi Island cultural tour

Learn more about the locals and their art through our Tiwi By Design Cultural Tour and the Jilamara Fine Art Experience. Gain an appreciation for Aboriginal art and culture by getting a firsthand look at their work and way of life.

With so many new things to experience on the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory, your visit to Darwin would be incomplete without a trip to these idyllic Islands! If you want to learn more about the Tiwi Island Retreat experience, visit our website at Matt Wright Wild Territory for more info. Click here to enquire!

We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present, and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation; we are proud to work closely with the traditional owners of the Northern Territory and to honour their land and culture in everything we do.

Matt Wright

Matt Wright's unique outback lifestyle and knowledge of helicopters, boats and airboats has led him to develop some of the most unique tourism experiences in the world, in Matt’s Wild Territory series

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