Top End Day Tours | Northern Territory, Australia
Email [email protected] | Call us on 1300 324 914
Duration: 8 hours
Location: Ex Darwin
Price: $1,100 per person | $880 per child (under 14 years old)
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About the Mapularri (calm seas) tour

The Mapularri tour will take you on a once in a lifetime journey to a pristine and unexplored part of Australia, that only a lucky few have been invited to visit before by its traditional owners. This brand new and unique tour is owned and operated by Tampu King Aboriginal Corporation, whose mission is to create meaningful employment and business opportunities for the people of Wurankuwu community while preserving and sharing their land and culture.

Wurankuwu is a small Aboriginal community located on the western side of Bathurst Island, which is part of the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory.

Your day will begin with a direct 30 minute direct charter flight taking you from Darwin to Wurankuwu community where local Tiwi guides will meet you and welcome you to their community. In a small group of no more than nine, you will spend the day with your guides who will show you their home and country, calling out to their ancestors when arriving at each place to say hello and to let them know they have brought visitors to see their home – just a small part of the beautiful Tiwi culture you will get to be a part of.

Each tour is unique and depend on the weather and time of year, but will generally include short hikes, sharing stories, swimming in crystal clear water holes, hunting for kurumpuka (mud crab) and jukwarringa (mud mussels) and relaxing on an unspoiled tropical island beach.

This is a unique and authentic experience, suited to people who are looking to escape and get back to nature, connecting with country and getting a glimpse into the truly special and ancient customs of the Tiwi people.

Access to Wurankuwu is by the invitation of its traditional owners only, and from time to time there may be circumstances arise where tours are not able to go ahead due to cultural reasons.

Mapularri day tour inclusions:

  • Local Aboriginal guides from Wurankuwu community
  • Full day tour from Darwin, including charter flight directly to Wurankuwu community to maximise your time on country
  • Lunch and snacks (vegetarians and Coeliacs catered for with at least 24 hours notice)
  • Tiwi Islands entry permit

What to bring on the day tour

  • Sturdy walking shoes or boots
  • At least 1 litre of bottled water (iced water is available)
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Light, comfortable clothing (plus a spare change of modest swimming attire)
  • Camera
  • Medications and other personal requirements
  • Binoculars


$1,100 per person

$880 per child (under 14 years old)