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

It's great to see a place in Cairns giving employment to indigenous local artists as well as sharing and celebrating aboriginal culture. The place has been refurbished fairly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It's great to see a place in Cairns giving employment to indigenous local artists as well as sharing and celebrating aboriginal culture. The place has been refurbished fairly recently and looks slick. We came for the night package which included canapés and drinks, a full buffet dinner as well as a aboriginal dance show and campfire performance. The artists were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The demonstrations and entertainment were fantastic. It was really interesting to speak with the aboriginal guides and ask questions. They were most informative. Being able to throw a boomerang and spear was lots of fun. We had plenty of turns to get the hang of it. The dancers were great and they got the audience involved which made it very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Pre-purchased tickets from NZ on a discounted website, but would not have batted an eyelid to have paid full price, this was such as exhilarating experience on Tuesday 6th September 2016. From first impressions of the very impressive building to being greeted in the foyer with canapes and drinks whilst undergoing face painting by two lovely Aboriginals to feel part... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I attended the night show with a friend. It was not what we expected but we had a ton of fun! The day tours offer more activities so I do suggest aiming for that but nighttime is likely more captivating. In the dark we were transported through time. The building is modern and decorated like a gallery. The dancers were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Most informative and entertaining too. Highly interactive. Well worth a visit for adults and families too. I've lived in Australia for 10 years and still learned a lot about the aboriginal culture.

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Katy, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

While the evening performance we attended was informative, felt it was a bit commercialized. Was expecting a nice dinner in an outdoor native setting. Instead you have a brief dance performance, fire building, and interactive fire building. This was followed by a walk to the indoor restaurant that I believe is used as a cafe during daytime hours. Food was... More 

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Newman, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

What a great afternoon at Tjapukai, lovely shows and staff were really informative and nice people. I will definitely be back!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We loved our day at Tjapukai, it was better than we had anticipated. The shows were really good and we all had fun with the spears and boomerangs. It wasn't particularly busy so the guides took plenty of time with us and were really good with the kids. The kids loved decorating their boomerangs and we enjoyed a lovely tasting... More 

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Cottonvale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Have visited here on both my visits to cairns the first time we went to the night time dinner and show and the second time we did the day tour of the park, we found it was a great experience and would highly recommend it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Recently all off us that had travelled to Oz for our friends wedding visited here as a big group to experience the aboriginal night show. It was amazing everyone loved it. We started off with drinks and snacks and they painted our faces so we all looked the part then we were lead to a stage where we were treated... More 

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