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Experience the Wildlife Wonders at Tiwi Island Retreat

The Tiwi Islands untouched landscape is home to an abundance of wildlife which are unique to its environment. At Tiwi Island Retreat, we offer visitors the opportunity to connect with nature and experience the wonders of the wild.

Tiwi Islands diverse habitats provide a haven for a wide array of wildlife species, ranging from rainforests, beaches and mangroves. The Island is home to a variety of birds, mammals, reptiles, and marine creatures, many of which are endemic to the region. From the moment one sets foot on the Tiwi Islands, it’s evident that this is no ordinary destination.

Our Resident Crocodile, Claudia.

The waters around the Islands are home to a number of marine mammals which you can spot throughout your stay, from dolphins playing in the waves as you’re out on the blue water to sea turtles spotted nesting up on Tiwi shores. Manta ray or shovelnose ray can also be spotted from the air on a helicopter scenic flight. They migrate closer to the shore during the wet season to feed and seek shelter in shallower waters. One must also be mindful of the Top End’s most formidable resident, the crocodile. The Retreat has five local crocs the regularly make an appearance on the shores, including our most well-known resident Claudia. With proper guidance, safety briefs and respect for the natural environment, encounters with these apex predators become a thrilling part of the Tiwi Island Retreat experience.

Aussie Fly Fisher (Shovelnose Ray)

On land, mammals include water buffalos, horses, and cattle which can sometimes be spotted from the air. Native Australian animals are common throughout the Island, with wallabies hopping around the Retreat, goannas rustling under bushes and dingos roaming the land.

Mark Fitz (Wallaby joey)

Tiwi Islands is a birdwatcher’s paradise, boasting an array of avian species that thrive in its diverse habitats. Over 130 bird species have been recorded on the island, making it a sanctuary for both endemic and migratory birds. The vibrant blue-and-orange wings of the azure kingfisher can often be seen flashing by the Islands waterways, while the call of the bush stone-curlew can be heard echoing through the landscape. The Island is also home to the endangered Tiwi hooded robin, a species found nowhere else on Earth.

Mark Fitz (Dolphins swimming with our Catamaran)

The Tiwi Islands stand as a reminder of the beauty that surrounds us if only we take the time to seek it out. At Tiwi Island Retreat, we offer a first-hand experience to witness Australia’s beauty and wildlife. These memories will inspire a greater appreciation for the natural world and a commitment to preserving its wonders for future generations. Now is the time to embrace the natural beauty of Australia and book your next trip to Tiwi Island Retreat, where beauty is yours to discover and cherish for a lifetime.