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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of...
Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world's oldest living cultural experience with performance, dance, food and the arts. By Day, learn how to throw a boomerang, gain an understanding into bush foods and hunting techniques. See live performances from the world famous Tjapukai Dance Troupe and the Torres Strait Island Dancers. Enhance you day at Tjapukai with a guided Bush Food Trail through the parklands and sample native jams or create your own souvenirs with our Cultural Creations package. By Night, be immersed in the mystical stories of the dreamtime and be included in a Fire Ceremony with Buffet Dinner and a spectacular Dance Show. However you choose to enjoy it, a visit to Tjapukai is the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of Australia's diverse Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander heritage.
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I attended as part of a tour group to this cultural park. What a wonderful place it is. It is so good to see that our indigenous people are able to share their culture with all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Gymea, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I attended as part of a tour group to this cultural park. What a wonderful place it is. It is so good to see that our indigenous people are able to share their culture with all of us and it is obvious that the elders are passing their knowledge down to the young people so it can continue to live... More 

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The whole evening - dinner and show - lasts only two hours, from 7pm till 9pm. There is only one drink included - a welcome glass of sparkling wine. Half an hour is taken up with face painting and a short introduction (song & dance) by the Aboriginal dancers. Then there is the show in an outdoor amphitheatre, which is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited Tjapukai for the Night Fire session. It was really informative an we learnt a lot about Aboriginal music, dance and art. The food at the end of the night was good as well. Most of the activities were interactive and we could join in with the performers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The way this is done is really very good, not lots of reading but people telling stories and doing demonstrations. Not only was it informative but also interesting. If you want you can throw spears and boomerangs.

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Greater Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Wonderful, friendly staff. Food and drinks available for purchase and plenty of shaded seating. Recommend the boomerang painting, weaving and necklace making for the kids. Boomerang and didgeridoo lessons were fun and the staff were amazingly helpful and fun

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We love the Place, although after a big renovation it lost a little bit on Character. In our opinion its too modern. But still an amazing place to visit. It is located next to the Skyrail. At day time you will be shown how to handle a Boomerang, how to throw a spear, its fun when you have to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Immersive experience. informative and really enjoyable. Stuff for the kids with spear throwing and boomerangs. The dreamtime show was special. Perfect trip with the Sky rail next door.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited Tjapukai twice, during the day and at night and thoroughly enjoyed both times (although they were fairly similar in content). We are recent residents to Australia and felt that this was a good introduction to indigenous life. If you only want to do one then I would recommend the day visit as you can throw boomerangs and spears,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The title says it all. We went to the evening fire ceremony with the sit down buffet meal. The meal was very nice - fresh flavours, tastey with a range of vegetarian and fish options as well as roast meats. The only thing, is that it would have been nice if it included some bush tucker (I think the day... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is awesome. We loved learing about our indigenous people of the area. The staff were fantastic and very happy to discuss everything about their people. We had a try at spear throwing and boomerang throwing, which was great. I would recommend this park to everyone. We had an awesome experience.

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Additional Information about Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Address: Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4878, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 40429999
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Caravonica
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 32 - 32

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