More about Melville Island
Why go to Melville Island?
Discover the customs and language of the island's indigenous Australians
The narrow entry channel, weather and tides can impact accessibility
Authentic, non-commercial setting for learning about Aboriginal culture
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
Melville Island is part of Australia, so the local currency is the Aussie dollar. Most stores on the island have ATMs for use during their opening hours.
The Tiwi people who inhabit Melville Island speak Tiwi as their first language, with English coming in second.