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Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner

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Overview
Learn about the rich traditions of the local Tjapukai people during an evening of culture and cuisine at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Indigenous performers share stories of the rain forest through music, dance, and chanting, followed by an international buffet dinner. Two upgrade options include a drink and predinner lakeside ceremony, plus pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Cairns or Cairns’ northern beaches.
Highlights
  • Experience a traditional cultural performance by local Tjapukai people
  • Have the option to participate in an Aboriginal fire-making ceremony
  • Taste dishes made with Australian items like kangaroo, alligator, and emu 
  • Snap photos and chat with performers, and visit the Tjapukai art gallery
What to Expect
Your evening begins with pickup from your hotel in Cairns or Cairns’ northern beaches, from where you transfer to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Upon arrival, your hosts provide a glass of sparkling wine (if option selected) before the musical didgeridoo calls you to the rain forest theater where the Tjapukai people tell their dreamtime story. If you take part in the lakeside ceremony before dinner, join an Aboriginal chanting, dance, and music experience that ends with a fire-making ceremony and a canoe escort to the dining area.  Enjoy an international buffet dinner with a variety of appetizers, some made with native ingredients, and hot and cold dishes served with dessert, coffee, and tea.  After dinner, the performers invite you to the campfire for photos and conversation before your evening ends with transportation back to your hotel (if option selected). If time allows, you can visit the Tjapukai Fine Art Gallery before your departure.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tour departs from centrally located hotels in Cairns.

Please note: Pick-up and drop-off from Port Douglas hotels is not available
Departure Time
Depart Northern Beaches Family
4/1/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

11/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Tjapukai by Night Only
4/1/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:45 PM - 09:30 PM

11/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:45 PM - 09:30 PM

1/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:06:45 PM - 09:30 PM

Departing Cairns
4/1/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

11/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Departing Northern Beaches
4/1/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

11/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Tjapukai by Night Only Family
4/1/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:45 PM - 09:30 PM

11/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:45 PM - 09:30 PM

1/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:06:45 PM - 09:30 PM

Departing Cairns Family Pass
4/1/2019 - 10/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

11/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

1/1/2020 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM

4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021Monday - Sunday:06:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Welcome drink
  • Dance show performance by the World Famous Tjapukai Dancers
  • Dinner - Buffet dinner
  • Entry/Admission - Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note: Pick-up and drop-off from Port Douglas hotels is not available
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a great time! We didn’t really know what to expect, but the crew was funny & entertaining. The buffet dinner was pretty nice. It would have been nice to learn a bit more about the Aboriginal people, but I suppose there wasn’t enough time.
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After an average dinner, we were entertained with singing and a very short dance show which lasted 15 minutes instead of the expected 30 minutes. Unfortunately we learned nothing of the aboriginal culture which is what we were expecting.
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Educational, and fun. The food was excellent and plenty of it. The shows were short, informative, interesting. Never a dull moment. It is a shame that other tourists there could not behave themselves, got in the way, spoil the show. All by not simply having some manners and
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OK, so very touristy but still good enough to learn a thing or two about the Aboriginal culture. The buffet was good enough with things like slow cooked kangaroo meat and crocodile ribs. I paid an extra 10 dollars for all you can drink which turned out to be a sweet deal as
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Dinner with sub par food and a show that seems incredibly underproduced. The only decent thing was the gift shop, but would definitely not recommend.
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Response from TjapukaiSales, Director of Sales at Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We take all reviews very seriously and have tabled your feedback to discuss at our next team meeting. We are pleased that our gift shop was to your satisfaction. Our retail team will be thrilled.
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