Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
4.5
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TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19! SORRY 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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bbuffington
Chicago, IL187 contributions
Enjoyed the park
Mar. 2020
I really enjoyed visiting this park. The boomerang demonstration, spear throwing demonstration and didgeridoo demonstrations were wonderful. I also really enjoyed the tribal dance demonstration. We attempted to throw the boomerang and spears and that was a lot of fun as well. Really recommend this stop!
Written 8 June 2020
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KTheTraveller
New Delhi, India1,110 contributions
Fantastic!!!!!!
Nov. 2019
The aboriginal cultural experience on the whole was just fantastic. the fire show, the dance and music and the dinner & drinks were all perfectly done. Welcome drinks and appetizers in the big hall next to the reception, then a little music while everyone is enjoying dinner in the dining, then in the outdoors experience the fire show and move on into the theater kinda place where there are aboriginal dance performances.
Written 30 May 2020
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Robert R
Fairfax, VA800 contributions
Great Show and Dinner
Feb. 2020
We spent the morning and early afternoon at the park and really enjoyed ourselves. We did not realize that the Park closed in the afternoon for a while and then reopened for the evening. The staff was kind enough to allow us to sit in their lunch place to wait for their reopening. When they reopened, we had their buffet dinner (surprisingly very good) and then saw the show. The show was both inside and outside. Outside, it was around a bonfire - really really liked it. Inside, the show was also great with singing and dancing. This show was far better that the shows we saw in Melbourne and the Maori show we saw in New Zealand. Definitely will return on next trip to Australia.
Written 21 March 2020
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Robert R
Fairfax, VA800 contributions
Nice Place and Best of Aboriginal Places
Feb. 2020
We went to 3 Aboriginal places during our 3 week visit to Australia and this was was the best of the three. Presentations were more realistic in depictions of their lives. would recommend this place. Got to try out throwing a boomerang and a spear. Actually got the boomerang to return within 5 feet of me.
Written 21 March 2020
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rlear1967
United Kingdom68 contributions
Great cultural experience
Mar. 2020 • Solo
What a fantastic experience this attraction is, I learnt so much about the aboriginal culture and even got to try boomerang and spears, thank you for such a brilliant day
Written 12 March 2020
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pkochert
Gooding, ID79 contributions
Short but sweet visit
Feb. 2020
While in Australia, we only had 30 minutes to visit this site. The Museum was small but very interesting and the gift shop very enticing. Wish we had more time!
Written 9 March 2020
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Johanne R
Sudbury, Canada38 contributions
Tjapukai dinner evening show
Excellent evening. Pre show drink and canopies were good. Dinner buffet was great. Tasted kangaroo, crocodile ribs. We had fish chicken lamb pork on the buffet with fresh bread, excellent salads, vegetables, rice and a variety of desert. We finished with an decaf cappuccino.
The show, dance cnd singing were quite interesting. They had audience participation and we finished the evening with great photo!
We took an Uber from downtown. Worked out great.
Written 22 February 2020
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John W
LaGrangeville, NY767 contributions
Interesting tour
We visited here as part of a cruise ship tour. It was an Interesting tour, highlighting several basic elements of aboriginal culture. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit here, but if you have some spare time it's worth seeing, especially if you know very little about aboriginal culture.
Written 20 February 2020
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Hywel Rhys W
Cairns, Australia3 contributions
Cultural tour
We went to Tjapukai with family from the UK and had a fantastic time. A real eye opening experience with great engaging staff and stories. Food was good, I will be coming back again with friends!
Highly recommend
Written 19 February 2020
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Arlyne
5 contributions
An experience
Feb. 2020
Although the show was probably not really authentic, it was fun. The food was terrific, crocodile ribs and kangaroo, but there was also chicken and pork for the less adventurous. It made for a fun evening and we may have even learned something along the way.
Written 17 February 2020
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