Abstract: The tour to the NT in October last year lived up to every expectation and surpassed many. We explored midwifery from the Mindil beach birthing practices of the Larrakia people, through to urban health care at Royal Darwin Hospital which is also the referral centre for the top end and WA. Outside of urban life we were introduced to the complexities of maternity care and services in remote communities such as Jabiru in Kakadu. Katherine was a mix of urban and remote with hospital services and a dedicated community practice with specific outreach services for outlying communities. The tour was completed with a visit to the Tiwi Islands where we were made welcome with a “welcoming ceremony” before learning more about the challenges of providing health care when access is by boat or plane only.