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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4042 9999
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USD 131.21*
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USD 100.24*
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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“bush food” (25 reviews)
“throw spears” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4042 9999
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

My 8 year old daughter and I arrived just before opening and were greeted by several friendly staff while we waited. There were a handful of us who had wandered in on our own, but the majority of people attending on this day were part...More

4  Thank travelmama88
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We really enjoyed learning about the Tjapukai people, their history, and culture. I really enjoyed the weapons discussion and getting a chance to throw a spear and boomerang. The art was absolutely amazing. We also loved the dances that each group did.

Thank bd4vols
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This cultural park with planned expansion and renovation gives visitors a chance to learn about Australia's first people. Here we got some exposure to their music, body painting and hunting tools. The exhibit areas were beautifully landscaped and comfortable for the talks and hands-on demonstrations,...More

Thank Bethesdashrink
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Tjapukai was a great place to learn about Aboriginal culture. The dances were great, the staff was very friendly, and the demonstrations were informative and interesting. The beginning dance sequence was a little cheesy, but it was still interesting. Our favorite part was learning how...More

Thank ktaberle
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Spent 3 very enjoyable hours here on a very wet day. It's mostly under cover so rain didn't spoil it. Dance show is brilliant and fun, talk on different types and uses for boomerangs was fascinating and you get a chance to try spear throwing....More

Thank DroitwichBear
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Visited the cultural park for dinner and a show. The whole experience was very interesting. I loved the gallery which had some beautiful aboriginal art. The dinner was delicious and the show most enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed watching and hearing how to play the didgeridoo....More

Thank LJV1515
Reviewed 30 January 2014

We took the whole day package that included the Tjapukai Cultural Centre, Kuranda, Skyrail and Train back. Cultural show was very informative( with headsets available for almost any language) and gave us an understanding of their culture with an excellent gentleman playing the Didgeridoo for...More

Thank panbk4g
Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

I visited this place about a year ago for the night show and decided to pay the day show a visit and see what it was like after hearing so much about it. On arrival I was surprised to see one of the workers had...More

Thank eliearrage
Reviewed 24 December 2013

This was a fairly short drive from Cairns, so we decided to stop in and take the tour. Now, normally it is set up so you go to different staged areas with presentations, and as each one ends you go to a new staged area....More

Thank JVA22
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
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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