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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4878, Australia
61 7 40429999
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Caravonica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Theaters, Specialty Museums, Outdoors
Owner description: Experience authentic Aboriginal culture through exhibits and...
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Type: History Museums, Theaters, Specialty Museums, Outdoors
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: Experience authentic Aboriginal culture through exhibits and performances in five theaters, a museum, art gallery, and a traditional Aboriginal camp.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Very friendly and helpful staff with Covered walkways. Excellent dance productions by aboriginal and Torres Straight dancers. All fun with spear throwing and boomerang throwing. One grandson had his face painted for free and also painted his own boomerang to keep which was cheap. Affordable for a family. :)

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Really enjoyed my day here and think I will return to do night and dinner tour. Found this very informative and everyone involved in demonstrations and show seemed to love what they do and sharing their stories with us visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Came here during the day after coming on the hop on/off bus, and had a great day. The entry fee can feel a little bit pricy but there's a lot to do. There are performances, presentations and hands on demonstrations for spear and boomerang throwing. Although there is a schedule, it does appear to be thrown out depending on how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a top- notch high quality aboriginal experience. If you want to try boomerang throwing, see aboriginal dancing, and learn about their culture then this is a fantastic place to go. Highly, highly recommended

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Vernon, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Dinner and show might have been worth half of what we paid for the two of us. (270 dollars) Dinner line up was a free for all, not very well managed. Food was mediocre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We bought dinner tickets on special for $75.00 each for 5 of us ,we thought it great value. My biggest gripe it is NOT elderly or handicap friendly for part of their performance with steps and a lot of standing to do which meant I missed a great deal, not being able to access this part of the show.There is... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We enjoyed our visit here, we got an insight into what aboriginal life is all about and their customs. It was a bit all over the place in the organisation though and that would need work.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We went..there weren't many people so it was like the whole park was ours. Very personable staff that made you feel welcome. Recommend checking it out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

A very friendly place to visit. Staff were open and helpful. Did not eat here so cannot comment on the food. The presentations were very informative and interesting. Worth taking the time to visit if in Cairns.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

So interesting and fun to be involved with the performers and watch them conduct a fire ceremony! There was dancing and signing and delicious food! Defiantly a recommendation while up in Cairns. One of the highlights of the trip

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