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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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“throw spears” (18 reviews)
“dinner show” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4042 9999
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Went to the Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai by Night Tour including Buffet Dinner. My family and I was so looking forward to this but was such a disappoint. The performers acted like they didn't want to be there and the performances were boring. You end the...More

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Management response:Responded 31 August 2017

Dear Reviewer, I am very concerned to read your recent review and would like the opportunity to discuss your visit with you. Please feel free to make contact at Tjapukai or via my email bryce.madgwick@tjapukai.com.au so that I can gather further details about your visit....More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

We attended in a group. We were greeted by the didgeridoo, then we watched the 20 minute video and did the night time corroboree and made a circle and sang traditional aboriginal songs. Then there was the ceremonial fire lighting involving w people from the...More

Thank margotb228
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a one stop place to have a cultural experience on Aboriginal culture. Although I thought it is slightly overpriced, my partner and I were enjoying our half day visit there. We watched some bush dance performance and a didgeridoo being played as we...More

Thank Prita K
Reviewed 26 August 2017

whilst i appreciate the culture and a desire to keep the past alive, I feel this was aimed at a younger audience than that of my middle aged years. In all fairness it was informative but music and "repeat after me" games are not what...More

Thank dave r
Management response:Responded 28 August 2017

Dear Dave, I am very concerned to read your recent review and would like the opportunity to discuss your visit with you. Please feel free to make contact at Tjapukai or via my email bryce.madgwick@tjapukai.com.au so that I can gather further details about your visit....More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We did the Fire ceremony and buffet in the evening. We had a great time learning about the aboriginal culture. We really enjoyed all of the interactive performances - they were a lot of fun! The buffet was just ok, but we did enjoy being...More

Thank AmericanExplorers
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We were welcomed warmly by all the staff. The cultural experience was interactive and held your attention. The buffet dinner that followed was brilliant. Overall a fantastic night

Thank Rosemarie S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I liked the evening show. You are greeted when you come in with drinks and a few appetizers which is nice. Then you can get your face painted which I did. How many people can say they got their face painted by an Aborigini. The...More

Thank SCDG1983
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A very fun day where we all learned so much about culture and traditions in a very interactive environment. Great way to teach children!

Thank Ott76
Reviewed 22 August 2017

If you want an Aboriginal experience while in the area and are limited on time, the Night Fire show is a great option. Certainly isn't the cheapest form of entertainment around, but it's good fun for adults and kids alike. Food was decent, but they...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A few hours at Tjapukai proved an interesting experience. Our guide, Patrick, was great fun and very informative. We learnt a little about Aboriginal culture, food and medicine and of course, Dreamtime (story of creation). A good mix of talks, shows, music and dance. And...More

Thank Mark W
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Shawna L
11 April 2017|
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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
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silvanadavid77
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
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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
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