Darwin, Tiwi Island & Litchfield
Visit one of the oldest and most artistically diverse art centres in Australia on a personalised Tiwi Island tour. Be captivated by some of Australia’s most stunning and diverse natural scenery in Litchfield National Park and taste some local Territory fare at the popular Hotel Darwin and Stokes Hill Wharf while based at the relaxing Travelodge Resort Darwin.
- 5 night stay in Darwin at the Travelodge Resort Darwin in a guest room including:
- Daily breakfast
- Full Day Tiwi Island Tour including:
- Return Darwin to Bathurst Island Ferry
- Traditional welcome ceremony
- Walking tour with local Tiwi Guide
- Morning Tea and lunch
- Guided tour through the old Catholic Church
- Cultural art session and take home screen printing
- Litchfield National Park Waterfalls sightseeing tour including lunch, experienced driver guide and comprehensive commentary in an air-conditioned coach
- Dinner at the iconic Hotel Darwin with a glass of beer, wine or soft drink
- Lunch or dinner at the historic Stokes Hill Wharf offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
Please be aware flights are not included in the package price and should not be booked until your package has been confirmed. However please speak to one of our NT Now Travel Specialists for the best available fares at the time of booking.
Travelodge Resort Darwin is a small slice of paradise in the heart of Darwin’s CBD, centrally located to all of Darwin’s key attractions. Go for a splash down at the Darwin Waterfront, visit the popular Crocosaurus Cove or simply enjoy time kicking back in your inner-city oasis. Travelodge Resort Darwin has recently had a facelift and is now looking fresher than ever. The resort’s 192 hotel rooms and 32 self-contained townhouses now feature new beds and bedding, smart TVs, and a modern new design scheme.
Where to eat:
You’ll find yourself dining at the iconic Hotel Darwin which dates back to 1940 and has been a long-running watering-hole for the city’s locals. This is the place to try a variety of local produce including fresh barramundi, thick rump steak, mouth-watering pizzas and even kangaroo pie.
Another historic Darwin food lover's-destination is the Stokes Hill Wharf. Here you can enjoy fresh fish and chips from a choice of eateries while taking in the panoramic ocean views and the famed Darwin sunsets.
What to do:
While on the Litchfield National Park Waterfalls sightseeing tour, you’ll experience the stunning tropical nature of the famed National Park while also provided with lunch, an experienced driver guide and comprehensive commentary. Your first stop will be at the town of Batchelor (the gateway to Litchfield) before heading on to the magnificent Termite Mounds. It’s then on to view the double waterfalls of Florence Falls from a high vantage point before making your way down to the plunge pool below. Next, you'll enjoy an interpretive walk through the scenic bush and monsoon vine forest surroundings, before continuing on to the spectacular Tolmer Falls which is home to colonies of rare ghost and orange horseshow bats. Time for lunch at Litchfield Café before finishing the day at the popular Wangi Falls which is the perfect place to end your adventurous Litchfield tour.
A highly personalised cultural experience, ‘Tiwi By Design’ is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the busy day of one of the oldest and most artistically diverse art centres in Australia. After disembarking in the Aboriginal community of Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island, meet your Tiwi guide who will escort you to Tiwi Design Art Centre where local artists and dancers will perform a traditional Welcome to Country with a smoking ceremony and totem dances. Enjoy a typical Tiwi morning tea of damper and a cuppa whilst getting to know some of the Tiwi Island community members. A walking tour with your guide will take in some of the local painted buildings and the historic mission precinct where you will see the beautiful wooden Catholic church that featured in the 'Top End Wedding' movie. You will learn of the Tiwi Creation Story through the mural in the art centre and there's some free time to browse the carvings, paintings and fabric, your best opportunity to purchase authentic Tiwi pieces at Island prices. After a rest and lunch in the shade, you’ll get to participate in an exclusive ‘behind-the-scenes’ screen printing workshop. Choose from contemporary or traditional Tiwi design to print onto a take-home t-shirt, tea towel or fabric – a wonderful souvenir of your Tiwi visit.
Location & how to get there
Darwin International Airport (darwinairport.com.au) is serviced by many Domestic and Regional airline carriers including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Air North. Flights mainly operate out of Australia’s capital cities and generally take between 3 – 4 hours.
The airport is about a 15-minute drive from the centre of town. Car hire is available from the counters close to the baggage carousels. There are also plenty of taxis available at the airport cab rank and private transfers can be pre-booked.
Darwin can also be reached by The Ghan, from Adelaide or Alice Springs, with trains arriving weekly on Tuesdays. While the rail station is situated a short drive from the city centre, free transfers are offered to all passengers.
For those driving there are a number of entry ways to access Darwin. Most roads are sealed however some are for the more adventurous 4 wheel drivers. If you are coming from Queensland the best route to take is the Overlander’s Way / Barkly Highway from Mt Isa. If you are leaving from Cairns you can take the Savannah Way which is a rugged, unsealed road which crosses the top of Australia from Cairns to Broome. You can also use the Savannah Way as an access from Western Australia. Other roads leading from WA to Darwin include the Tanami Road that runs across the Tanami Desert and to the north the Butine Highway. The drive from South Australia is especially scenic as you follow the Explorer’s Way through Coober Pedy and past the major centres of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine before arriving in Darwin.
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