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提維群島 (Tiwi Islands)

提維群島(Tiwi Islands)的別稱是「微笑群島」,以原住民文化、熱帶島嶼美景和碧藍海釣聞名。

提維群島(Tiwi Islands)位於達爾文(Darwin)北部 100 公里處,包含巴瑟斯特(Bathurst)和梅爾維爾島(Melville Island)(名列塔斯曼尼亞(Tasmania)之後的澳洲第二大島)。

您可以參與原住民文化一日遊,探訪提維群島(Tiwi Islands),認識受波里尼西亞影響的提維(Tiwi)人,與阿納姆地區(Arnhem Land)原住民的語言和文化差異。

提維群島(Tiwi Islands)以豐富多樣又刺激的釣魚活動聞名,且全年氣候變化不大。 您可以預訂當地的海釣旅館或是參加釣魚探險。

沿著群島的海岸景觀,您可以看到茂密的雨林、沙灘和岩池。 群島的獨立地形和極高的雨量,孕育出北領地(NT)和世界其他地區都難以見到的特殊物種。 群島有全世界最多的鳳頭燕鷗,還有大群瀕臨絕種的太平洋麗龜。

您可以從達爾文(Darwin)搭乘輕型客機抵達,或是搭乘渡輪橫渡帝汶海(Timor Sea)前往巴瑟斯特島(Bathurst Island)。 在兩島距離最近處,有接駁的車客渡輪。


  • 常见问题解答

    Can the Tiwi Islands be done as a day trip?

    Yes you can, there are two main day trip options from Darwin to visit the Tiwi Islands. A flying tour will give you more time on the islands, although the ferry is an excellent way to see the coastline and give yourself a different perspective of Darwin.


    Do I need any passes or permits to visit the Tiwi Islands?

    The Tiwi Islands are Aboriginal land, and all visitors are required to have a permit. If you're travelling on a tour your permit will be arranged by the tour operator. Visitors who are not part of a tour are required to be hosted by a resident who will arrange permits on their behalf. Visit the Tiwi Land Council's website for more information.


    How do I get around the Tiwi Islands?

    The Tiwi Islands are made up of Bathurst and Melville Islands, the latter of which is Australia’s second largest after Tasmania. The Tiwi Islands are only accessible on a tour - your tour operator will arrange the transport, so you can sit back and relax. A range of touring options are available and include bus, car, boat and light aircraft.


    How do I get to the Tiwi Islands?

    The Tiwi Islands are 80km north of Darwin, to visit the islands you will need a permit. Tours from Darwin include light aircraft flights or a ferry ride with Sealink Northern Territory. The flying time to Bathurst Island is 20 minutes, and the ferry ride takes 2.5 hours. Be sure to check timetables well in advance.


    How far are the Tiwi Islands from Darwin?

    The main community of Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island is 80km from Darwin, which is a 20 minute flight by light aircraft or 2.5 hour ferry ride. The communities of Milikapiti and Pirlangimpi on Melville island are 130 km from Darwin, which is approximately 40 minutes flying time.


    What are the major attractions at the Tiwi Islands?

    All year round, the Tiwi Islands offer an authentic insight into one of the most fascinating examples of Aboriginal culture Australia has to offer. Visit community art centres which feature contemporary Aboriginal art works including wood carvings, pottery, screen printed fabrics and impressive works on canvas. The Patakijiyali Museum uncovers the rich cultural history of the Tiwi people, along with photographs and stories about the modern history of the islands. The Islands are also a prime fishing spot, with many Darwin-based fishing operators offering extended tours to the region.


    What should I bring with me to the Tiwi Islands?

    When heading to the Tiwi Islands, don't forget to bring your hat, drinking water, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and comfortable clothing and footwear.


    When is the best time to visit the Tiwi Islands?

    Day tours operate Monday to Friday, April to November. The annual Tiwi Islands Football Grand Final and Art Sale event takes place in March each year and is a great opportunity to see an iconic game of Australian rules football. You'll also have the chance to scoop up some unique pieces of Aboriginal art.


    Where should I go next from the Tiwi Islands?

    Once you've explored Bathurst and Melville Islands, check out the wilderness of Kakadu National Park or continue your cultural learnings in the off-the-beaten-path paradise of Arnhem Land.



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