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Darwin & Tiwi Islands

Darwin & Tiwi Islands
03/05/2017 melinda

Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, and the gateway to Kakadu National Park. Darwin is world famous for its fabulous food, colourful outdoor markets and diverse activities. The cities proximity to Asia, means you will find a strong Asian influence within the city and its food. Local markets are a big part of Darwin’s personality. At the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, sample international cuisine from some 60 food stalls – Sri Lankan, Turkish, Greek, Cambodian, Japanese – and eat on the beach while you watch the sun set.

Approximately 80 kilometres to the north of Darwin, both Bathurst and Melville Islands make up the “Tiwi Islands.” Creation stories suggest The Tiwi people have occupied the islands since the last ice age, when the islands were separated from the mainland. As a result of years of isolation the Tiwi people have a unique language and culture.

On our 11 Day Top End Adventure a local Tiwi guide will show you their community on this cultural walking tour. Enjoy a traditional welcome ceremony and morning tea, and then explore the museum where you will learn more about of the culture and history of the Tiwi People. A highlight of the tour includes a ‘behind-the-scenes’ screen printing session with a local Tiwi artist to create your own art piece to take home. You also have the opportunity to purchase unique and traditional Tiwi artworks including paintings, fabrics, carving, pottery and clothing at island prices.

For the full tour itinerary visit the 11 Day Top End Adventure tour page.

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