We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4042 9999
Website
Today
09:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 122.21*
and up
Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
More Info
USD 138.35*
and up
Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass
More Info
USD 122.21*
and up
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Day Trip from Cairns

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 519 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 261
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Nice

We went to this place on our way to rain tree forest .The cultural show by different culture people is very good.A 40 mins show they sing and dance and make you also sing and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
chandra shekar s
,
bangalore
Add Photo Write a Review

519 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 475: English reviews
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I visited this aboriginal cultural park with the Tjapukai Full Day Experience Package. It was somewhat expansive, but definitely worth it. (Definitely more than the Skyrail, for example.) There were a few irritating aspects, like the lack of organisation for people with packages bigger than the general admission. I think I was the only guest with the Full Day Experience... More 

Helpful?
Thank bdesh
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We got there midday, and after a quick lunch, we went for the meat pies, instead of the buffet lunch, we started with the history. Important and informative, the native Aborigines were passionate about sharing their stories. We enjoyed all the areas; weapons, foods and medicines, dance, didgeridoo demonstrations, fire-making, and we even tried to throw spears and boomerangs!!

Helpful?
Thank Retiredhappily2015
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
137 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this as part of the Kuranda all inclusive tour. We started off in the Centre and the staff and indigenous people we met were very friendly and informative. We spent a morning there during which time we watched a state of the art performance in the little theatre then watched some tribal dancing which we interacted in then... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ellemmeff
Canada
Level Contributor
148 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Although it says this is one of the largest aboriginal employers and that much money goes back to them and the community, all front desk and store staff at the time we visited were Asian which made me wonder about the above stated claim. Extremely basic information was shared and it felt like a cattle call (mooooo), everyone being herded... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mike5466
Management response:

Dear Mike, 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. We do take pride in being one of the largest indigenous employers and currently have... More 

Trollhattan, Sweden
Level Contributor
31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Did the Tjapukai Night Fire yesterday. It was simply GREAT!!! Really interesting, a lot of humor, loved that the crowd gets to interact, the performers were so good and friendly and the food at the dinner was amazing! Definitly one of the best activities i have done here Cairns!

Helpful?
Thank elian461
Level Contributor
39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews on here we decided to go. I honestly thought it was a huge waste of money. Firstly it's very commercial as you enter , the pre dinner drink and canapés terrible . We watched a few dancers and then making a fire and they get you to dance but only 4 people are picked out of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sheree S
Management response:

Dear Sheree, 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. We welcome all feedback and acknowledge that mistakes can occur from time to time. Your... More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

After the Great Barrier Reef, the is the best attraction in town. The night show is wonderful with a great buffet dinner including kangaroo and Croc the story is great and the performers very interactive. A must see in Cairnes

Helpful?
Thank FLTravelerAventura
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much for an amazing night. The expirience was great and gave me a greater understanding to learn about the culture. food was amazing as I had never tasted crocodile, emu and kangaroo before. And the representatives were the best. Great performances and personally amazingly nice people. Thank you to all of you again.

Helpful?
Thank Sandra-Saliba
Ankeny, Iowa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We wanted to experience more about the Australian aboriginal culture but were running out of vacation time. We decided to visit the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park but didn't expect an authentic experience due to their location so close to the city and the large commercial looking building. We were very surprised and pleased by the entire experience. Our guide was... More 

Helpful?
Thank SueIA2016
bangalore
Level Contributor
799 reviews
512 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 592 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went to this place on our way to rain tree forest .The cultural show by different culture people is very good.A 40 mins show they sing and dance and make you also sing and dance.It is a fun singing to their tunes.The atmosphere is peaceful and full of nature.Not to be missed

Helpful?
Thank chandra shekar s

Travellers who viewed Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park also viewed

 

Been to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
Michigan
over a year ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?