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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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“dinner show” (17 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4042 9999
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

With a guest from Japan we visited the night show and dinner and were extremely impressed with everything. Our visitor was offered the opportunity to learn the Didgeridoo and loved every minute. All round a really great experience for us let alone our OS guest.

Thank rizzo179
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A highly recommended place, Tjapukai Culture Park gives you a feel of being a part of their tribe... This place is suitable for people who like off beat activities. There are various kinds of birds and plants found here. TACP offers several activities for all...More

Thank Avirat S
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We want to the night show and it was so amazing!! We hade the luck to sitter in the front so we could join them in the dance on the stage. My son also hade the luck to be 1 of 3 to try to...More

Thank nathaliesvennberg87
Management response:Responded 18 July 2017

Dear Reviewer, Thank you very much for your review. I will pass it on to our staff. We are always happy to hear that our visitors appreciate their time with us and the knowledge that our cultural custodians share. I hope that you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Great fun Didn't realise it would be a guided tour , just expected a walk around Theatre , indigenous plant use , boomerangs and spears to throw, starting fire what more could you ask With an indigenous guide !- Jacob you were a real star...More

1  Thank benjbunny
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The opening story was fantastic and well presented. We all enjoyed weaving bracelets and painting boomerang. We had some food at the bistro which was ok. The live show was fun and informative. The food and weapon talk was...More

1  Thank melissaandjared
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the park on a Sunday arriving around lunchtime. The grounds are extensive and have various activities to participate in. There is spear throwing, boomerang throwing, and a large amphitheatre to name a few. The shows they put on are very good and informative....More

Management response:Responded 18 July 2017

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and would love to have you back again with your children. Bryce Madgwick General Manager

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a fun morning at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park , we found it informative and interesting .. I now know how to throw my boomerang properly ! We stayed for a buffet style lunch and found the food plentiful and tasty...More

Thank Jane Y
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

When we arrived at the Aboriginal Cultural Park, we had our faces painted, then went into a theater for a singing and dancing presentation. One talented young man played the didgeridoo continuously while another older man spoke, sang and led the dancing with another man...More

2  Thank teachers55
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Liked the information sessions about plants and weapons, boomerang and spear throwing. The dreamtime story was a bit "eh" one of the projectors wasn't working and one of the performers came out without a microphone and had to yell. I couldn't really understand her. Why...More

Thank SlinkyBill
Management response:Responded 18 July 2017

Dear Emma, 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 7 July 2017

Informative stories, great music and fun hands on experiences too! I didn't eat the buffet lunch on offer but it looked really good too!

Thank EmmaDanD
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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