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Address: Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4042 9999
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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.

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Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai by Night Tour including Buffet Dinner

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Must See While You're in Cairns

The performances and demonstrations here were really interesting and informative. In our short time in Australia we didn't find many places where we could learn about Aboriginal... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2005
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2005

we visited the park and had a great day we did the skyrail and the train back to cairns ,from the websight they do make it seem like you cannot do one without the other but when you get there you have more choices be it skip the park and just do the skyrail and train or all three, we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2005

The performances and demonstrations here were really interesting and informative. In our short time in Australia we didn't find many places where we could learn about Aboriginal culture, but this was a great place! The people were really friendly and helpful, and the park itself is really beautiful. Be sure to go to the boomerang and spear throwing lessons! We... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2004

We were looking forward to learning more about the aborigines at a dinner show. The show began with a poor reinactment of the tribe's history. The fire ceremony seemed authentic, but once dinner began authenticity was not seen very often. The song they ended on sounded like a Disney animated movie soundtrack rather than a lesson in history. Maybe the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2002

As the taxi pulled up to the Tjapukai cultural park, I was expecting something either really hokey or very serious. What I found was something in between. Having lived in Australia for six months studying anthropology prior to seeing the park, I already had a good understanding of Aboriginal history. Therefore, I was really aiming to see how well it... More 

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