The Tiwi Islands are located north of Darwin and can be reached by a 50-minute flight over Van Diemen Gulf. There are two islands, Bathurst
and Melville. We went with Tiwi Tours and visited Bathurst Island and the little town of Nguiu. The people who live here are Australian aboriginals who have lived separately from the mainland
for thousands of years. Because of this, they have their own culture, religion and art that is quite different from the rest of the Top End. The art of the Tiwis is also very special and very
different from the rest of Australia and is another reason people visit the islands. Click on Tiwi Art to see how beautiful it is.