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Address: Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 40429999
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai by Night Tour including Buffet Dinner

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We went to this place on our way to rain tree forest .The cultural show by different culture people is very good.A 40 mins show they sing and dance and make you also sing and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After the Great Barrier Reef, the is the best attraction in town. The night show is wonderful with a great buffet dinner including kangaroo and Croc the story is great and the performers very interactive. A must see in Cairnes

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you so much for an amazing night. The expirience was great and gave me a greater understanding to learn about the culture. food was amazing as I had never tasted crocodile, emu and kangaroo before. And the representatives were the best. Great performances and personally amazingly nice people. Thank you to all of you again.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted to experience more about the Australian aboriginal culture but were running out of vacation time. We decided to visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park but didn't expect an authentic experience due to their location so close to the city and the large commercial looking building. We were very surprised and pleased by the entire experience. Our guide was... More 

Thank SueIA2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to this place on our way to rain tree forest .The cultural show by different culture people is very good.A 40 mins show they sing and dance and make you also sing and dance.It is a fun singing to their tunes.The atmosphere is peaceful and full of nature.Not to be missed

Thank chandra shekar s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Tjapukai as an add on to a Skyrail tour -- and the only disappointing thing was that I would have LOVED to spend more time there. Plan for a half day. The guides and performances were excellent and the sessions about medicinal plants and boomerangs were excellent. We got to practice throwing spears and boomerangs which was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day with a fantastic guide, we all had a brilliant time and laughed a lot as she showed us how to throw boomerangs and spears. No matter how many questions were asked, all of them were answered with a true feeling of someone wanting to share their knowledge. Such friendly team members throughout the village who work there... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was afraid this place would be cheesey and artificial but I found it to be a true cultural experience. First you have a multi-media presentation with real Aborigines about the creation of the world, then you go to an amphitheater for a song and dance spectacle with audience participation. Next you are led around the property to learn about... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time to Tjapukai but this time we are joining a different session, Tjapukai by Night. and it is AMAZING ! Always love to explore and to learn about the aboriginal culture and the Tjapukai by Night offers a totally different experience than the day show! The night began with facial painting and welcome drinks and snacks. There are about... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was surprisingly sparsely attended on mid-day Saturday when we came here. It is an ambitious development that took a lot of investment but seems to be underutilized. One reason might be the steep price of admission. Although it is not much more than a one-way ride on the Skyrail. We enjoyed learning about the aboriginal tribe of Cairns... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must for anyone wanting to learn more about a civilization that has been in Australia for thousands of years. It isn't just a great history lesson, the are opportunities to throw spears, boomerangs and didgeridoos. Part of the visit takes place outdoors and part indoors (air conditioned). If you are in the Cairns area this is a... More 

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