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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

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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...more
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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

t the tour of the facility is the best I have ever seen, the staff welcoming, friendly, inviting, clean

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mickelinab
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This experience was thoroughly enjoyable. It started off a little stilted as the guide didn’t really engage with us until things got underway. Then it was brilliant. I wish we had had the chance to spend a little longer on the boomerang and spear throwing....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sarahs320
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here for the night show. It didnt meet our expectations. We were told that there will be a traditional fire making ceremony. The day we went there was no fire making ceremony and we still paid in full. Highly disappointed. The food also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kaur1234567
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an enjoyable show, although the food was not great. First they give you a drink and canapés outside, but there are not enough seats so that was kind of annoying. So we went inside to where the show could be and got seats...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank crimlaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The worst experience in Australia.. The show takes half an hour that's too much money for that. It's all about usual buffet dinner not aboriginals! I hope so that day tours are worth to see!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marija Z
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Although we enjoyed our visit to the Cultural Park, at times it felt a little artificial and staged. The acoustics in at least one of the rooms meant that it was very difficult to hear what was being said by the presenters. It was great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SallyC635
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my time here! I went on a Thursday and got there right when they opened, so it was only me and two other people in our tour group, making it really nice. I bought the Full Experience which includes all of their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BriannaGoesPlaces
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Our Guide was Alfred from the Bama stam – Aboriginal name Badjigal. Luckely we were not in a tourgroup, so we had a private tour. Face painting, information about plants and medicines, and food. The spear throwing was with bend bamboo sticks, not having a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Staff were all lovely, well informed and interactive. The park is excellent, tidy and well thought out. Price of admission is fair - I personally found it to be affordable. My husband and I happened to be the only two people on the 1pm tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brittany D
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We spent the afternoon touring the tjapakui aboriginal center near Karunda Queensland Australia. Great experience We had a personal guide to rake us through the exhibits showing arts, crafts, tools, and weapons used by Aboriginal people centuries ago. We learned their beliefs about their home...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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GAvin N
19 January 2019|
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Response from msr345 | Reviewed this property |
We used a tour company to take us and bring us back. I do not remember the cost. Your hotel staff may be able to help out.
Renuka L
We have a group of 10 people visiting Kuranda Rainforest on 03rd June.They would like to visit in Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and then take Skyrail Rainforest Cable-way to Kuranda & return take Scenic Railway down to Freshwater station at 03:30 pm. Our clients also have in a Scenic Reef Hopper Flight that morning with pickup at 08:00 am & drop-off to Smithfield Terminal around 10:00 am. How much time is required for visiting the cultural park. If my clients take cable car at 12:30 by what time they will reach Kuranda. I read somewhere they will need 1 1/2 hours for this. The clients would also want to have in lunch out there & if you could suggest in a restaurant in local Kuranda village which caters to Indian Food. Does Frog Restaurant provide some Indian Menu. Please reply immediately as our clients are definite to arrive on these dates. Thanks
19 May 2018|
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Response from Takao M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Renuka. We were a traveling group of three Japanese. We arrived at the Tjapukai Center in our rent-a-car just before 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24th, 2018. We had booked Exclusive Experience tour which started at... More