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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4042 9999
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Tjapukai is as must, if you are visiting Cains, in the top four attractions.the show,of history in a light harted manner very good (well done guys ), the activities boomerang and spears.playing the digereedoo . they say the night show is even better (hard to...More

Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We noticed Tjabukai Park with its impressive lake and interesting buildings after coming back from Kuranda on the Skytrain (the gondolas fly right over the park). After reading a bit about it online we decided to check the place out. They have an evening show...More

1  Thank JKEELAN
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

What are great why to discover the Aboriginal culture. From throwing boomerangs and spears to lighting fire with sticks it was a great experience. The group were great taking us through various aspects of the culture before ending the show in dance. Messages were non...More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner went to the night show and loved it. It was the best night of our trip in Australia. The show was good and they got everyone joining in never felt uncomfortable and had a brilliant time the food was very good...More

Thank Simonswalkabout
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Very surprised with my day at Tjapukai. I took my family from Sydney there as well as my baby cousin who is 5yrs old. It was an amazing day filled with lots of hands on activities such as spear and boomerang throwing, face painting, aboriginal...More

1  Thank Annamariejh
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We've had a wonderful day at the Tjakupai Cultural Centre. The boomerang painting and weeving was so much fun and the artists were lovely. They loved to show us their culture and did it with all of their heart. Unfortunately they are earning too less...More

Thank NadineSunshine
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Fabulous reception area and shop/coffee area. Brilliant 360 film depicting their story - interactive with people and 3d. The show was good as well - with real enthusiasm from the staff. Kurunda our guide was lovely and engaging. And most of all VERY informative. BUT...More

Thank amr100
Bryce M, General Manager at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hello Reviewer, Thank you for your review and feedback. We really appreciate the positive comments that you have made regarding our people and shows and also thank you for the constructive points that you have made on areas that we could improve. We strive to...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

We decided to go along to the Night Fire after coming across it in the Entertainment Book and we had such a fantastic night. The kids enjoyed the music and dancing, and the demonstration of lighting a fire. The food was buffet, which I am...More

1  Thank Marah H
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Attended the Night Fire event with 3 of our kids ages 17-26 and everyone really enjoyed it! Interesting to learn about the Tjapukai people and culture. Interactive events were fun! Buffet was OK and we enjoyed trying some different kinds of food.

Thank mdonoghue82
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful Indigenous experience! The guides are all Tjapukai people with a passion for sharing their culture. Our four children, aged 4 to 11 years, all loved Tjapukai and came away with a greater knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture and great admiration for...More

Thank shelleyl142
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Shawna L
11 April 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
4 March 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
31 January 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