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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 young children, Activities for older children
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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Cairns, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I visited this attraction for about 3 hours with my husband before we went up to Kuranda on Skyrail and we both enjoyed it very much. The various talks about weapons, hunting, bush food and bush medicine were very interesting and were delivered with a nice dash of humour as well. The didgeridoo demonstration was incredible. How can anyone play... More

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Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

My two daughters (20 and 24 years) had an enjoyable afternoon here. We found it very interesting and hands on. We flew boomerangs that did fly in a circle, threw spears, watched the dance show, tried playing a didgeridoo, attended talks on weapons and bush food. We caught the Skyrail to Kuranda at 9AM and returned by 1PM, leaving enough... More

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Balcombe, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a great three hours at the Cultural Park. There are a number of insightful talks and demonstrations, all of which are about 15 minutes so the little ones don't get bored. Our kids loved learning to throw boomerangs and spears, as well as the facepainting. It was clear that the staff enjoyed their work and were all keen... More

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Okinawa, Japan
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a great stop for families. I went with my sister and six year old grandson and it met all of our varied interests. It is conveniently located outside of Cairns next to the skyrail. Upon entering you are provided a map along with all the various activities and shows. There are shows on Didigeridoo playing, weapons, medicines, along... More

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Hadera, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The park was interesting and the shows were good. Filled up a good half day. We wished there was more. The lunch buffet was worth its price.

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Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We are seniors who made a first visit to Australia in July, including a stop in Cairns for a visit to the Great Barrier Reef and a chance to see and learn something about this very interesting culture. We spent about half a day in the Tjapukai cultural park and were so glad we did,,,fascinating presentations on the music, history,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Was very interesting and worth a visit. Will be even better when building work is finished. Is a little pricey.

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San Jose, California
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28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I lead international educational tours for EFtours.com and so I was the group leader for my group on a short tour of Australia. One of our scheduled stops was this cultural park. It was very enjoyable and thought provoking at the same time. There are a lot of different activities to do from learning about weaponry, adornment, medicines, foods to... More

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Alderley edge
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went here with our 3 girls aged 11, 9 & 5 and everyone loved it. We weren't part if a tour and didn't see a tour bus whilst there. The reception lady informed us what to do & see first etc. The girls all had their faces painted aboriginal style, we listened to an art talk explaining the different... More

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