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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Experience authentic Aboriginal culture through exhibits and performances...
Experience authentic Aboriginal culture through exhibits and performances in five theaters, a museum, art gallery, and a traditional Aboriginal camp.
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My friends took me here for my birthday earlier this month! What an amazing experience Tjapukai at night is! The show was brilliant and the food was superb! They even sang happy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My friends took me here for my birthday earlier this month! What an amazing experience Tjapukai at night is! The show was brilliant and the food was superb! They even sang happy birthday to me!!! Thank you from an amazing birthday celebration!! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We spent the afternoon at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and my only complaint is that we ran out of time. This is one place that should not be missed. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with lovely and gracious staff. A huge thank you to all the staff and in particular Nancy and Richard, who were absolutely wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We spent a delightful half day here. Very interesting presentations on weapons, dance, art, etc. Played the didgeridoo, threw boomerangs and had nice buffet lunch including kangaroo. We really enjoyed chatting with the young people who were delighted to talk about their culture. Patrick is an especially gifted communicator. Highly recommended.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Visited over Christmas period and as not many people there had a very personal experience - our family learnt lots about the culture and enjoyed painting a boomerang and learning how to throw one - staff very informative. Only downside was the chaotic itinerary - decided to just go to whatever talk was on next. Highly recommend as part of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had exhausted our planned activities in Port Douglas and on our last day decided to visit Tjapukai. We came away quite impressed with the staff who made the presentations that day. They were very willing, even eager, to answer all of our questions and to spend individual time with us discussing history, art, legend, and the aborigine experience. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The cultural park offers a little bit of everything broken into 15 minute chunks. If you want a taste of life as a Tjapukai you will get it but I found that I wanted even more time to explore and talk with the tribe. We enjoyed it very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Been in multiple cultural centres and this place tops them all. If you are with kids they would be amazed and engaged like you never seen them before. Staff are amazingly accomodating and are happy to assist. We were surounded with multiple groups and have not had any issues at moving around and had not waited anywhere in the part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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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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