The Region

The Tiwi islands are located 80km north of Darwin in the beautiful Arafura Sea. There are two islands, Bathurst and Melville, with a total land mass of 8320sq km. The islands are home to the Tiwi people who have a strong affiliation with their land and a distinctive culture and language. There are school and medical facilities on the islands with regular plane, passenger ferry and barge services to Darwin.