Cultural Induction Experience
A three day/two night introduction to Tiwi culture camping at Tarntipi Bush Camp.
The Tiwi Islands are close to Darwin - either a flight (30 minutes) or ferry (2.5 hours). Visitors arrange their own transfers to and from the island. The tour begins at the pickup point on the island. The camp is located about 15 minutes from the township of Wurrumiyanga.
The camp setting is ideally located on Bathurst Island close to a beautiful beach and easy walk to a freshwater spring. Over the time on the island participants have the opportunity to visit local agencies such as the Museum and Art Galleries.
Experiences on country are the most effective way of engaging with Tiwi culture. Our cultural educators ask you to walk beside them. This means being receptive to the learning that occurs through day to day activities. Culture is intertwined in the routines of daily life. The program has been intentionally structured to be delivered to small groups.
The use of mobile phones is restricted to emergency use only. Communications with the outside world may not be available at any given time at camp.