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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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Great for first time visitors If you've never visited Australia before, visiting the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is a great way to start... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Encinitas, California
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

With this interpretive center so close to us, we had to go have a look and find out more about the Aboriginal culture. The centre has several areas dedicated to dance, weapons discussion, didgeridoo, food preparation and cooking, boomerang and spear throwing. There is also a multimedia presentation that will be very good, once the bugs are worked out. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were a mix of Aussies and foreigners and were all delighted by this attraction. Such a beautiful place with passionate staff that give you a deeper appreciation of the customs and culture of our Indigenous people. Fantastic fun to learn to throw a spear and boomerang and listen to stories on hunting, bush medicine and traditional life. We went... More 

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cainrs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We brought in-laws from Japan, and they had awesome time. The show were great, entertaining. The dinner was also very great.

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Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Great for first time visitors If you've never visited Australia before, visiting the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is a great way to start. We learned how the Aborigines hunted, what they ate, how they made their medicines; had our hand at throwing spears & boomerangs; watched native dances & learned about their beautiful artwork. You may... More 

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Kenmore, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a must if you want to see the real thing and see, learn and do. They use state of the art technology plus show you the how to. Nothing's fake here. Plus the shop is well priced with great stuff. Great venue.

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Fort Myers, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Four friends had a guided tour of the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park. We loved learning about the the differences in the life of men and women, weapon demonstration as well as the didgeridoo demonstration. We enjoyed the stories and dances of the Aboriginal culture. Included in our tour was a buffet of local cuisine which was very good. We especially liked... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

From the moment we walked in we were absolutely stunned with the facility. While it is the polar opposite from what we expected, it turned out to be the most moving and memorable experiences. You'll hear Aboriginal Dreamtime stories set to a state of the art graphics display, learn about medicines, throw spears, boomerangs, witness ancient dances and learn how... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Me and my girlfriend went to the Tjapukai Night Show. At the entrance we were welcomed with a drink. A lot of the workers were Aboriginals, which made it authentic. After exploring the history area, the show started. First we went out and the Aboriginals showed us how the make fire. The also did a fire show. Then we went... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a wonderful introduction to Australia's indigenous people and culture. The facilities are well-kept and are currently undergoing an update/addition (this does not interfere with daily operations). The Creation production was beautiful, and the demonstrations were quite interesting. The real gold here, though, was the staff. All were welcoming, knowledgable, and willing to share beyond the presentations. It was... More 

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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We were unsure about this, would it be just a tourist hype. No we had the most amazing day from start to finish. So much knowledge shared willingly. All the people in the culture village have ties to indigenous tribes of Australia. The dance, the work shops, the story telling and the recall of the history of ancient Australia is... More 

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