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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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Enjoyed the show they offered

We learned a lot about the culture and the show was very interesting. A lot of places to buy souvenirs and paintings of aborigines. We got to throw the boomerang and spears... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Daniel C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

February found us on a cruise that stopped at Cairns overnight. As part of the Azamara experience, we were invited to attend a cultural evening with the Tjapukai at their cultural centre. We were not sure what to expect, but from the moment we arrived until the time that we left, we were in awe of the people, their professionally... More 

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Seven Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The day was excellent a must for all people who wish to learn aboriginal culture attended a concert boomerang throwing didgeridoo playing bush medicine . Been there 2 years ago going back again maybe next year

Thank Charmaine/Chris J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We learned a lot about the culture and the show was very interesting. A lot of places to buy souvenirs and paintings of aborigines. We got to throw the boomerang and spears, which was really cool.

Thank Daniel C
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A half day experience covering history, dance, cooking, bush tucker, hunting, spear throwing and boomerang throwing...shared in an an engaging manner and appealing to all ages and backgrounds...as well as deeply thought provoking at times... We finished at lunch time and stayed for a light lunch - the Tasting Platter is highly recommended - we had a sampler of emu,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is quite a lot to see and do here. Some of the presentations were great, while others were not so good. One of the presenters, "Dennis" was great! Great sense of humour and very friendly. Others were quite uninteresting and appeared not to enjoy what they were doing. The service at the food/beverage counter was very slow. Not enough... More 

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Greg E, General Manager at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent visit to Tjapukai. I am keen to learn more about your experience and can be contacted via bookings@tjapukai.com.au I was pleased to read your feedback regarding Dennis, I will be sure to pass on your comments. The Boomerang and Spear throwing is available daily and I hope you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to see the Tjapukai people again after 20 years. When we last visited the area we were treated to a spectacular stage performance at Kuranda. This performance was authentic and the aboriginal people who performed were proud to be able to share their stories with us. Fast forward a decade or so and the experience is now... More 

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Greg E, General Manager at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review. Tjapukai operates with the agreement and approval of the Tjapukai community elders. Everything that you experience at Tjapukai is result of constant consultation with our cultural ambassadors, elders and community. Your feedback is extremely useful for us to review our offering and to constantly ensure that what we offer to all our guests is a welcoming,... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant night tour, was interesting and fun! Kids got involved in the dance and making fire, really made it such a great experience for them. the food was absolutely delicious with some amazing dishes that I'd never tried before, I almost needed rolling out the door.. The staff were friendly and more than willing to offer information, even going so... More 

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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on this tour just for the adventure and I truly enjoyed learning about this culture. I love the welcoming we had by being part of the show. We had our faces painted, had Hors d'oeuvres for us, and an amazing show. The night tour was the best ever. Dinner was included in the price. The most amazing part was... More 

Thank L J
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a good visit with good shows. Price is pretty expensive but given the amount of shows etc, still a good visit. Service is great and staff are very friendly.

Thank Frederic F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent show, the performers were great, not fazed by low attendance they made everyone welcome and rallied them into helping with the show. The dinner afterwoods was also excellent fare, will definitely recommend.

Thank arelh

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