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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4042 9999
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Full of rich Tjapukai culture. Learnt the correct way to throw a boomerang and spear. Learnt about the dreamtime stories, bush tucker and medicines. Our guide was extremly friendly and very imformative.

Thank Jemima L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tjapukai Aboriginal cultural park provides an authentic experience in to the culture of Tjapukai people who are the original inhabitants of Australia. As their tagline says " Discover where Australia begins" at Tjapukai, one can explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture,...More

Thank Aryan2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish, we enjoyed an excellent time at Tjapukai. We were unsure if the day experience would be OK for our 3 year old, but it turned out very well. The staff at the front counter were very informative and friendly. We joined...More

Thank sottorissotto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful facilities, excellent show with audience participation, talented story tellers and dancers, friendly staff and finished with a delicious buffet dinner that included some tradition foods! Picked and dropped off to our hotel - an awesome experience!

Thank Elisha B
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Great to learn about the aboriginals in Australia, although many people in our group had trouble understanding our guide. I caught most of what he said and he was interesting. So much to learn there and it isn't boring. Threw a boomerang a couple of...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This is a must experience for you all families, there staff was outstanding from the minute we walked in. The actual venue is state of the art but the knowledge and customer experience was first class, boy the aboriginals seriously know how to entertain. My...More

Thank kousis2008
Reviewed May 16, 2017

I visited with my 4 year old son. We really enjoyed the dancing, song and stories as part of the visit. My son was just in awe as we had lunch and there was a performance whilst we ate. It was nice to have the...More

1  Thank dora_an_explorer
Reviewed May 16, 2017

The experience included a display on how to throw a boomerang and aborigine spear, then get to have a go yourself which was great fun. There is a dance show of their music and what their dances represent. Then a show in the 360 degree...More

Thank Chris-and-Soo
Reviewed May 12, 2017

Definitely go to Tjapukai while in Cairns. It is a great cultural experience. You learn a lot about Aboriginal culture. With kids visit the day time as there are more activities to do. The evening is brilliant though and the food is delicious and mostly...More

Thank SAmbler04
Reviewed May 11, 2017

We had a great Time (2 Hours). We lurn a lot, small group, they take time to explain to you the aboriginal culture. Nice and helpfull. We were with young kids 3 and 5 years old and they had a good time playing around, lurning...More

Thank mathilde841
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Shawna L
We will be in Cairns during the first few days of October. If we wanted to enjoy the nighttime activities as well as the daytime activities at the Park, is it possible to do both on the same day? If so, what time would be best to arrive at the Park? Also, is it possible to take the tramway one way there and the railway on the way back to Cairns? We also wanted to visit the village of Kuranda. Would that be best to do on a separate day? Thank you so much! :)
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
Which is better the day or night performance if you had to choose one to go to with a 10 and 3 year old?
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
Can anyone who did the night option tell me how do the night go? What do we see and do during the evening? I am hearing Impaired and will be wearing a badge to state this. Would this be any issues with them?
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