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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4878, Australia
61 7 40429999
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Caravonica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, Theaters, History Museums
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 older children, Activities for young children
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable to learn more about native peoples of Australia--dance, song, food, hunting. One even gets a chance to throw a native spear and a returning boomerang. Be sure to also take the Skytram to Kuranda village.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Although I have read about Australian Aboriginal culture for many years, it was at Tjapukai where it literally "came to life." Authentic Aboriginal Australians give tours and presentations about Aboriginal history, culture, food, weapons, musical instruments, and more. Through these demonstrations, along with Q & A, I learned more in a day than I learned in years of reading about... More

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Bonita Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

During our half day experience here we were treated to first and insight into the future of the center and the great things to come. Additionally we learned about indigenous peoples art and dance in one theater, moved to the women's hut for a demonstration and lesson about aboriginal foods and medicine. We then moved to the men's hut where... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We enjoyed the Tjapukai experience, learning about the aboriginal culture, and Australia's indigenous people. The reception was fun, with artistic originality. Corinne, one of the manager's was incredibly gracious, and kind. So too was the chef, who allowed me to experiment with the cuisine that I was less familiar with. We enjoyed the interactive experience, and formal show, and delighted... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have a great time and learned a lot about the aboriginal culture and their tribe. Saw a dance show, learned how to play a didgeridoo, throw a spear, throw a boomerang and about bush foods! Highly recommended

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Yiwu, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was really looking forward to come here and read a lot about it and was excited to learn about aboriginal culture. If it was not for the guy with the digeridoo who did the weapons show and digeridoo I would have rated this terrible he was good and into it. I could feel he was sincere and tried. I... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was suppose to be just a short trip to give us a break from all day trips. What a pleasant surprise. Our group of 4 totally enjoyed ourselves. Very informative and interactive. Food was excellent. Enjoyed it so much we came back for the evening show. Highly recommended

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went here before going on the Skyrail to Kuranda, and it is definitely worth a visit. There was an initial mix-up due to the times of things being re-arranged, but once we got to the first show we were sent to the next thing to see, and it was all great. There was dancing, bush food and medicine, and... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had a dinner and show package and really enjoyed every minute! It was myself, my partner and his parents from England so it was wonderful getting to know more about the local Aboriginal culture (for them as well as myself!). The show was engaging and had us all laughing and really getting involved. Everyone was very friendly and I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I was able to visit Tjapukai with my job and was able to do a full day tour. We all had a great day with the kids and they enjoyed themselves immensely. They have talks on bush food and medicine, weapons, digeridoos, face painting and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island dancers. We even got to throw a Boomerang and a... More

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