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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

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Address: Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4878, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 40429999
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of...
Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world's oldest living cultural experience with performance, dance, food and the arts. By Day, learn how to throw a boomerang, gain an understanding into bush foods and hunting techniques. See live performances from the world famous Tjapukai Dance Troupe and the Torres Strait Island Dancers. Enhance you day at Tjapukai with a guided Bush Food Trail through the parklands and sample native jams or create your own souvenirs with our Cultural Creations package. By Night, be immersed in the mystical stories of the dreamtime and be included in a Fire Ceremony with Buffet Dinner and a spectacular Dance Show. However you choose to enjoy it, a visit to Tjapukai is the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of Australia's diverse Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander heritage.
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By booking this together and doing it in the same day as Kuranda and the skyrail and railway we were a bit rushed. But it was very interesting, very informative and interactive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Having no knowledge or understanding about aboriginal cultures or values prior to this day out, I now feel I have grasped the core foundations on the Tjapukai clan with insight into the wider Australian Aboriginal communities. The day was very eductional, but not for lack of fun. It was interactive, engaging and the facilities beautifully built. The highlight though were... More 

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Shenyang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

By booking this together and doing it in the same day as Kuranda and the skyrail and railway we were a bit rushed. But it was very interesting, very informative and interactive and great fun for the whole family. We especially enjoyed the boomerang throwing lesson and the spears. We highly recommend going and supporting this place!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My family and I liked our evening experience so much we went back for a day visit as well .The staff and performers were great the activities were well organised and interesting. The laser show on creation was well worth the visit on it's own. Should allow a full day to enjoy all it has to offer

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend visiting this beautiful Cultural Park. It was such a wonderful experience learning about the Aboriginal Cultural! Staff were amazingly friendly and helpful! Highly recommended!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

Such a neat day here exploring aboriginal culture. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. There is plenty of opportunities for interacting and getting involved i.e. boomerang throwing. There are also some amazing presentations. We also had the buffet lunch which was yum!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went to Tjapukai in July 2015 and absolutely loved it! You should not miss going here if you go to Cairns. This was the highlight of our trip. My 7 year old son loved it too. We learnt so much. All the people who spoke and danced were absolutely fantastic. Well done Tjapukai!

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Loved the atmosphere. The park has everything for all ages. Interesting and fun. Our teenage kids loved throwing boomerang and spears.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wide range of experiences. Clear and interesting demonstrations of boomerangs, spears, didgeridoos and earth ovens; opportunity to practise throwing boomerangs and spears; the creation story was stunning; the dance show needed clearer explanations. This is an under-publicised attraction.

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Loved this attraction. We did the Night Tour with dinner. We learned a lot about their culture and was fun. The food was excellent and staff were very friendly. I would would recommend this if you visit Cairns.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My husband and I visited Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in 2014. The staff are extremely friendly & helpful and this Park should be a must see for all visitors to Cairns. The items for sale in the shop were really good value.

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