Tiwi Islands Ferry - Return Passenger Fare
Explore the Tiwi Islands known as the ‘island of smiles’ at your own pace travelling with SeaLink.
A visit to the Top End would not be complete without a trip to the beautiful Tiwi Islands. Grab a walking map from the ferry and make your own way on foot around this small Indigenous community to visit art centres, museum and historic precinct.
Tiwi Islands Ferry operates between 1st April and 10th December each year
Known as 'the islands of smiles', the Tiwi Islands are popular for their Aboriginal culture and tropical island scenery. Comprising Bathurst and Melville Islands (Australia's second largest island after Tasmania), the Tiwi Islands are situated 80 kilometres to the north of Darwin.
SeaLink NT provides a fast and reliable passenger ferry up to four days a week between the Cullen Bay Ferry Terminal and the town of Wurrumiyanga (formally known as Nguiu) onboard our high-speed catamaran, the MV Tiwi Mantawi.
Our SeaLink ferry is equipped with men’s, women’s and disabled toilets, a fully stocked kiosk, air-conditioned cabins, and a friendly helpful crew.
|Operates||1st April 2021 to 10th December 2021 on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at various times (refer below timetable)|
|Departs||Cullen Bay (Darwin). Arrives: Wurrumiyanga (Bathurst Island)|
|Returns||Wurrumiyanga (Bathurst Island). Arrives: Cullen Bay (Darwin)|
|Timetable||Refer to the Tiwi Islands Ferry Timetable for the most up to date departure days and times.|
A permit is not required to visit Wurrumiyanga, however, if you venture further afield, please contact the Tiwi Land Council for permission and to obtain a permit as the Tiwi Islands are private land.
There is strictly no alcohol allowed to be carried or consumed on board or to be taken into the community of the Tiwi Islands. Please see the full terms and conditions here.
Wurrumiyanga boasts three art centres, the culture museum, the old Catholic mission precinct as well as Pukamani (burial) poles in the cemetery. To get the best from your visit, why not book our 'Tiwi by Design' package where you will have a local Tiwi guide to show you their community (morning tea and lunch included)!