Cruises from Pirlangimpi
Pirlangimpi is a small indigenous community on Melville Island in the north-west of the Tiwi Islands. The famous Munupi Arts Centre allows guests to view the distinctive features of Tiwi art including ceramics and carved totemic Pukumani funeral poles, unique to Tiwi culture. Guided tours visit the remnants of Fort Dundas, one of the original attempts to colonise the Top End, and teach new skills by joining the locals in their small boats to participate in traditional hunting and gathering, spearing fish, collecting mud crabs and items of bush tucker in this pristine marine-eco environment. The Pirlangimpi Club is famous for producing champion AFL footballers and hosts an annual Grand Final Day which is a unique celebration for the local community as well as the thousands of visitors who fly in from Darwin for the day.