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“Fantastic place to learn, enjoy and have fun ”

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time here and Jacob was the perfect guide! We tried everything, ate bush tucker, learnt more about Dreamtime and had a fabulous day

Thank Shaun S
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent cultural day for the young children’s and adults, I’m so glad we went cause it was a grata way to introduce the culture and Australian heritage to the kids. I also learnt a lot and had many takings which I will always cherish life.

Thank kousis2008
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This was booked as part of our tour package. We were very disappointed with it. We were not allowed to explore on our own AT ALL. They took control of us from the time we arrived and we were made to sit through every program and speech even though we didn’t want to. When we tried to go back to the entrance to grab a bite before our next scheduled activity in half an hour, they tried to stop us and they questioned us before letting us go. They also stopped another couple that were there on their own and made them sit down and listen. I didn’t like the presentations about how the white man stole everything and the environmental complaints. We were there on vacation, not to be bombarded by someone’s views! Just a bad experience and a waste of a precious half day of our vacation.

Thank X7667BZjohnj
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Bryce M, General Manager at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear John,

I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with us at Tjapukai. We are a very proud business and cherish the opportunity to share our culture with the world.

Our day time activities are a tour based style so that guest's do not miss out on all of the offerings that we have. I am sorry that you felt like you were having to do things that you didn't want to. We are only trying to ensure that guests get value for money.

One of the things that Tjapukai prides itself on is the authenticity of our offerings and whilst some of the stories are not for everyone they are factual. The presentations that we provide are an historical account provided by elders and not that of any one individual. Whilst we do accept that it is not always up to everyone's tastes, it is who we are.

Once again I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time with us and if you would like to discus further I am happy for you to contact me on bryce.madgwick@tjapukai.com.au .

Bryce Madgwick
General Manager
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Visited as part of a tour group. The introduction in the auditorium was not good. The sound quality was pretty useless and needs to be sorted out. We then moved into a 360 cinema, that was ok.

Then we moved into an amphitheatre to see a routine that included " making fire".

Really the highlights would have been the spear throwing and trying to get your boomerang to come back.......mine didn't !!

There were at least 2 large tour groups here, so the experience was a bit rushed and crowded.

Great place, just needs a few tweaks ...

Thank SUNTAN47
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