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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.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
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Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4042 9999
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

My husband and I went the the cultural park and then rode the gondola to Kuranda on one of our days while visiting Cairns from the States. Maybe the experience will be better once the renovations take place but the 'museum' was unappealing in an...More

3  Thank etwil
Reviewed 12 December 2013

I visited Tjapukai for dinner and a show with transfers from my hotel. I t was quite expensive at about $140 per person, but I had a great experience. Upon arrival there is time to look around the gift shop for awhile and have a...More

3  Thank AlicesAdventures13
Reviewed 2 December 2013

We saw a flyer to Tjapukai and decided it looked good, and at only $30 something dollars it was a very cheap day out! Unfortunately the hostels/hotels don't seem to advertise it very well so it was lucky we saw it ourselves. So glad we...More

3  Thank Jessica O
Reviewed 2 November 2013

I was eager to visit this site, based on strong reviews here, but left somewhat disappointed. There is much to like, assuming proper expectations. The facility and schedule are clearly designed to run many people its various parts in order, meaning that one presentation leads...More

1  Thank OttoSchwartz
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We experiences the night show last week as part of a group.Had a great experience and the food was really good. Such an insight into the Aborigional Culture. They even got me up on stage which was amusing to the rest of my group. Highky...More

1  Thank WEXASEmma
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We chose this evening tour for our last night in Cairns before moving on elsewhere in Australia. The centre sent out a mini-bus to pick us up from our hotel and drove us the 30 minutes or so to the cultural centre. Once there, Aboriginal-style...More

1  Thank ScubaSuzie1
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We had booked a day ticket starting with this then the sky rail, Karunda and finally the train back. On arrival we were given an itinerary for the morning with gaps I between shows some of 25 mins. We did question each other whether this...More

Thank Mr_MrsBeckett
Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

A great time had by the whole family. The kids loved the various shows, learning to throw spears and boomerangs, learning to dance and seeing some if the wildlife. The staff were fantastic. Engaged and encouraged the kids participation. They clearly love their jobs. One...More

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We visited Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park on the night tour. This was a great experience which we thoroughly enjoyed. We were welcomed with a free drink and there was time to browse the gift shop which was good as we wanted to find a souvenir...More

1  Thank Ingrid P
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We came across Tjapukai on a visit to Kuranda what a fabulous find. our tour consisted of a short talk/film /introduction to the attraction. We then had a boomerang throwing lesson and a spear throwing (with spear thrower)lesson. Then a talk about bush tucker and...More

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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