Cullen Bay
Ferries to Tiwi Islands
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Cullen Bay Wurrumiyanga Ferry

The Cullen Bay Wurrumiyanga ferry route connects Australia with Tiwi Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Sealink Northern Territory. The crossing operates up to 3 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 30 minutes.

Cullen Bay Wurrumiyanga sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Australia to Tiwi Islands page.
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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga is approximately 2h 30m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga and this is
    • Sealink Northern Territory
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga?

    Ferries from Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Wurrumiyanga?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga with
    • Sealink Northern Territory
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga?

    No, cars are not allowed on this ferry route.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Cullen Bay to Wurrumiyanga. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • Sealink Northern Territory

Cullen Bay Guide

Cullen Bay offers a relaxing waterside setting just two kilometres away from the city centre of Darwin. Sealink services offer sailings north to Wurrumiyanga three times a week, with the crossing taking two and a half hours.

What is there to do in Cullen Bay?
Some of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in the area are located in the marina with stunning harbourside vistas to accompany the delicious local delicacies or even a casual drink. Moving away from the marina there is a huge amount for visitors to do. The tropical Timor Sea waters off the rugged peninsula coast provide the perfect spot for fishing and Mindil Beach is the ideal place to watch the beautiful Australian sunset. The Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin Botanic Gardens and Crocosaurus Cove are also hugely popular attractions.

How do I get to the port?
Due to its location at the northern end of the long Stuart Highway, the port can also be easily reached from almost anywhere in the Northern Territories, including the desert town of Alice Springs over 900 miles south. The Darwin International Airport, the main gateway into the city is just fifteen minutes from the marina too.

What services run from the port
The ferry terminal in Cullen Bay is a compact building found by the narrow sea entrance of the marina, at the far end of a palm-lined boulevard. Facilities are limited to an undercover seating area, a few vending machines, and a small-scale car park. At present only one route operates from the port. A Sealink service sails northwards to the rural community of Wurrumiyanga on the sparsely inhabited Tiwi Islands, a voyage that skates past Fannie Bay and crosses the shallow Timor sea. The crossing is two and a half hours long and runs three times weekly.

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