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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Address: Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4878, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 40429999
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Theaters, History museums, Theater & Concerts, Museums
Owner description: Experience authentic Aboriginal culture through exhibits and...
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Type: Specialty museums, Theaters, History museums, Theater & Concerts, Museums
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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Hednesford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

NOTE: I was here as part of a tour group, and we had a private dinner and presentation so my review may not be representative of the standard experience. Our group had a private "dance" presentation in their auditorium before dinner. The auditorium felt very modern which seemed completely in opposition to what we were seeing. It was also freezing... More 

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Jodhpur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The presentation, dance and talks on culture of Aboriginal people dating back thousands of years, is not for younger people, rather suitable for old retired persons or for those who has good taste for these things. Throwing boomerang, spears etc were the only face saving in this excursion. Read before visiting.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We enjoyed this experience. There are talks/demonstrations about women cultures in the Women's Hut and the Men's customs in the Men's Hut. Very interesting and they are so friendly and answer any questions. Also offered are chances to throw boomerangs and spears. There was also a very nice dance and musical performance. And, of course a gift shop. An enjoyable... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Ok so i was taken here for Valentines. The staff firstly, the lead narrator couldn't look ppl in the eye he was quiet shy and unfriendly. The others looked like they had just been asked to do a show half way through their evening nap none of them looked like they wanted to be there and i couldn't understand a... More 

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minneapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

If you are visiting the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural park it is great - the native people are kind and very informative. They wNt to teach you about their living methods - food gathering, weapon making, what the women do verus what the men do. The SkyrIl Rainforest Cableway was also very good. We really enjoyed seeing the rainforest/flowers from up... More 

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Our visit to Tjapukai was booked before we left the U. K. along with atrip to Port Douglas and Kuranda.,so it is hard to judge monetary value. However we thoroughly enjoyed our day and felt that we had learnt a lot more about the Aboriginal culture. We enjoyed the dance performance, didgeridoo playing, spear and boomerang throwing. My husband who... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This was a great experience. I highly recommend for an insight into the aboriginal culture. We arrived when the doors opened before the heat of the day on December 30. Was not crowded,and guides had lots of time for our questions etc. We learned how to throw bongarang and spears. The didgeridoo demo was fantastic. The medicine presentation was very... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was a truly memorable experience. I did the dinner & show and whilst it wasn't busy (due to the time of the year), all the staff were amazing! We were waiting for other people to arrive, as a solo traveller I sat on my own in the main area. A lovely Japanese staff member (female whom has been there... More 

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We visited Tjapukai Park in the evening for a cultural show and a buffet dinner. The cultural demonstrations were very entertaining and educational as the guests are painted and participated in the creation of fire. It was followed by a very good buffet dinner with aboriginal tales and dancing. It was very entertaining and well worth the time to visit.

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