Bathurst Island

 
 

Location

Bathurst Island (Wurrumiyanga) is situated approximately 80 km North of Darwin. 30 mins by Air.

Bathurst Island with Melville Island (Garden Point and Snake Bay) collectively are known as the Tiwi Islands; Home of the Tiwi People.
The islands are 8,320 square kilometers of eucalypt, paperbark and monsoon vine forest, coastal wetlands, secluded waterfalls and deserted beaches. An extensive and magnificent array of barely touched mangrove lined river and creek systems, sand flats and coastal reefs, all abundant with marine life, means the Islands are an unspoiled paradise.

In addition to its natural beauty and marine life, which also includes crocodiles, dolphins, sea turtles and dugong, the Islands are also home to a stunning array of bird and animal life, such as buffalo, wallabies, bandicoots, flying fox, kingfishers, jabiru, parrots, eagles, falcons and hawks plus countless varieties of water and wading birds.

There are some 56 species of birds, 27 species of reptiles and 19 species of mammals. There are extensive water resources in the form of springs and bore water, and each community is supplied by bore water.

Population

The population of Wurrumiyanga is approximately 1800 People of which Approx. 1600 are indigenous.

Languages

Most residents speak Tiwi as their first language and English as a second language.

Recreation

Tiwi Island Adventures for fishing tours
Home of the Tiwi Bombers - Bathurst Island is the host of the Tiwi Grand Final yearly. An event attended by 100’s.

Contacts

Accommodation  08 8941 1162
Booking Agent  0427 455 600
Car Hire  08 8941 1162
Health Clinic  08 8978 3984
Police  08 8978 3967
Shire  08 8970 9500
Tiwi Design  08 8978 3982