Second time to Tjapukai but this time we are joining a different session, Tjapukai by Night. and it is AMAZING !
Always love to explore and to learn about the aboriginal culture and the Tjapukai by Night offers a totally different experience than the day show!
The night began with facial painting and welcome drinks and snacks. There are about 40 visitors at that day, not sure if its many? Definitely didnt feel crowded for myself. Then we headed to the theatre for dance show and we loved it ! Lots of involvement of the crowd and the dance is very entertaining! We then headed to the fire ceremony with more dancing and singing! They also have a fire making ceremony and a huge fire ball across the lake which s very visually impressive ! Dinner is in buffet style, not much to choose from but they offer kangaroo and crocodile! First time to try crocodile meat and its much better than what I have expected !
At the end of the dinner is another photo session by the fire pit and we got to ask some questions about the dance and their culture and the performers are all very nice and welcoming ! They also went tot he souvenir shop with us and explained a lot of the making of boomerang/didgeridoo/totem. We even got the chance to take a photo with the performer whos also printed on the Tjapukai postcard, felt like taking selfie with a pop star, except hes an aboriginal artist/musicians, which is even more awesome!
Definitely left there with a big smile and with the rhythm still stuck in my head! and really appreciate what they are doing to preserve and promote aboriginal culture. The show s very interactive so Open your mind and dont be shy, and you will experience the best of it ! Would have rated it 6 stars if I can !
1. We left kuranda by Skyrail at 1600 and we had to wait until 1830 to get into the park and ended up spending two hours walking around in supermarkets nearby. So really suggest them to open the park to public so they have somewhere to rest after a long day in Kuranda or some extra time to admire the art pieces in the park while waiting for the night show.
2. Food is not bad, but could be better :) .
3. Great if everyone can get a small gift like the painted rock as souvenirs.
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