From Darwin: Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Culture Tour with Lunch
- Duration: 10 hours
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It was a life experience spending the day with the Tiwi people, learning about their history, culture and their wonderful outlook on life. The tour guides were all so informative, intelligent and friendly. We spent most of our time with Fred (one of Tiwi’s best AFL legends… according to Fred!) who is a great communicator, telling us some of the sad, funny and proud stories of the Tiwi people. However the highlight of the day was meeting and talking with Bernard, who is an Tiwi icon. 82 years young, grandfather of 32, social reformer and ex-schoolteacher. His stories, vision for the Tiwi people and his sense of humour blew us away.
A nice experience with very friendly local guides. Some very interesting stories from the guides about the history of the islands, and some of their cultural practices. Morning tea and lunch were a nice inclusion. Ferry check-in was a bit messy. Having 2 tour groups with only one bus was a bit wierd too. Being in the 2nd group, we missed what seemed like a very interesting chat with an elder at the Tiwi Tours base. Would have liked more time at the museum too as it had loads of interesting information. Overall a good experience and I'm glad to have done it, but feel there were too many people on the tour given the price.
Great experience just being able to visit the islands. A tour is definitely recommended as the temperatures are always high. The guides were extremely friendly and informative and also so willing to share their lifestyle and culture. The lunch provided needs improvement.
Great day with very knowledgeable guides Jason, Leon & Trevor. Great food & refreshing billy tea. Extra bonus was having elder Bernard speak, entertain and provide some “wisdom”.
Our trip to the Tiwi Islands was the highlight of our NT holiday. We learnt so much about Tiwi culture. The people were warm and friendly and had great senses of humour.