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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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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

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We learnt a lot during our time here. We didn't quite know what to expect but now know that it consists of 7 different shows and activities which are repeated throughout the day... read more

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

We learnt a lot during our time here. We didn't quite know what to expect but now know that it consists of 7 different shows and activities which are repeated throughout the day. When you arrive they give you the days programe and you decide for yourself what you want to do. We were one of the very few tourist... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

You will be told about the Dreaming with an amazing light show and actors. You will see the brolga, kangaroo and others dance! You will make fire, learn about weapons then throw spears and boomerangs. My kids loved it! It was better than the train to Kuranda and the Skyrail back. An amazing experience and fantastic staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Don't be put off by the external corporate design as walking up to the building we looked like we were entering a boring, unwelcoming museum. Even though renovations where taking place at the time, once out of the building in the actual Park you can see the natural Australian setting. The First Peoples performers/guides were so professional, knowledgeable and humorous.... More 

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

We attended Tjapukai culture centre and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were very inviting and very informative as to what was next on the program and if you missed anything you could see it at a later time.Would be terrific to see culture centres like this in other states.It is a must see

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a happy place. What a fantastic way to better understand the wealthy heritage of our first Australians. The people here are really helpful, engaging, and understanding to impart their culture. How did I get to my age not knowing more ! I now want to see more across Australia - particularly in Sydney. Go there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Friendly hosts with a good sense of fun, very entertaining. The catering is undergoing growing pains with very little choice for vegetarians, just a buffet which was to much for a light lunch.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We attended the Tjapukai by night. It was a rainy day and we had expected things to be adjusted because of it however when we showed up, it felt like they didn't know what to do with us because of the rain. There was a lot of sitting around and waiting. There was a private tour group that came in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a great way to understand indigenous culture in australia. There are some really fun interactive things to do and the cultural part feels really authentic as well. It's great fun but I learnt heaps as well. Anyone who wants to understand aboriginal culture has got to do this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had a great time on our trip to Cairns which commenced with a vist to the park. The Tjapukai tribesman at the reception, wearing colourful markings on his torso, yellow, red, black and white was a delight to see. They were such cheerful people, all smiles welcoming, the throwing of spears and boomerangs - participatory events, the medicine man... More 

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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park allows visitors to learn about the “People of the Rainforest’s” indigenous culture. We were immersed within their culture, being shown about how they harvested the land for food, made weapons for hunting, their rituals and celebrations as well as their beliefs. We watched the tribal dance performances and as we were seated on the front... More 

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