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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4042 9999
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Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai by Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“spear throwing” (63 reviews)
“bush food” (25 reviews)
“dinner show” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4042 9999
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Started with our aboriginal guide telling us where his name came from and the tour started. We tried boomerang and spear throwing, learned about their origins, culture and dances. Brilliant way to spend a few hours. Would recommend.

Thank 23SnapHappy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was so interesting and different, we threw spears, boomerangs and watched dancing shows. It is worth a visit!

Thank lisahaley
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have visited Cairns many, many times over the years and done all of the Great Barrier Reef Tours, Railway, Rain forests -we love Cairns. This experience was amazing. The performers were fantastic, the content of the show was moving, educational, funny and extremely entertaining. The...More

Thank Bianca S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family, including our 14 year old son, really enjoyed this location! We visited for the day and then the night show with dinner. It was well worth our time. I wouldn't miss it.

Thank MountainMom78
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tjapukai is as must, if you are visiting Cains, in the top four attractions.the show,of history in a light harted manner very good (well done guys ), the activities boomerang and spears.playing the digereedoo . they say the night show is even better (hard to...More

Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We noticed Tjabukai Park with its impressive lake and interesting buildings after coming back from Kuranda on the Skytrain (the gondolas fly right over the park). After reading a bit about it online we decided to check the place out. They have an evening show...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What are great why to discover the Aboriginal culture. From throwing boomerangs and spears to lighting fire with sticks it was a great experience. The group were great taking us through various aspects of the culture before ending the show in dance. Messages were non...More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner went to the night show and loved it. It was the best night of our trip in Australia. The show was good and they got everyone joining in never felt uncomfortable and had a brilliant time the food was very good...More

Thank Simonswalkabout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very surprised with my day at Tjapukai. I took my family from Sydney there as well as my baby cousin who is 5yrs old. It was an amazing day filled with lots of hands on activities such as spear and boomerang throwing, face painting, aboriginal...More

1  Thank Annamariejh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've had a wonderful day at the Tjakupai Cultural Centre. The boomerang painting and weeving was so much fun and the artists were lovely. They loved to show us their culture and did it with all of their heart. Unfortunately they are earning too less...More

Thank NadineSunshine
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Shawna L
April 10, 2017|
Response from Bush T | Property representative |
Hi Shawna, Thank you for your inquiry. You most certainly can do both activities in one day as our park is open from 9:00am till 5:00pm during the day and then we reopen at 7:00pm for our Night Fire. I would suggest to do... More
March 4, 2017|
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Response from Angelry_1 | Property representative |
Hi Silvanadavid77, We would recommend the day experience as it will give you time to interact one on one with our Aboriginal guides. It will also let the kids throw a boomerang and a traditional spear, and teach you about... More
Jason R
January 30, 2017|
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Response from hadasawitty | Reviewed this property |
When you enter the building they begin the evening with aboriginal face paint and some food and drink- everyone is milling around. Then the performers come in all dressed up playing this aboriginal instrument and they lead... More