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

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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Enjoyable cultural afternoon with buffet lunch

My husband, teenager and I enjoyed our visit here. The buffet lunch was tasty but was not replenished once an item was out. The lunch had many options such as kangaroo, chicken... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had carefully read the promottional material in print and online, read the write ups on Fodor's and Frommer's and opted for the full day package with transfers and lunch included. We arrived there to find that we had to join a performance that was half way over, then were given cursery presentations about the weapons, the bush food and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, teenager and I enjoyed our visit here. The buffet lunch was tasty but was not replenished once an item was out. The lunch had many options such as kangaroo, chicken, rice, vegetables, pasta (my favorite and make sure to drizzle chili sauce on it), salad, bread, fruit, soup (not my favorite) and dessert (carrot cake was my favorite).... More 

Thank Kami M
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic way to spend a morning during our visit to Cairns, the Tjapuki Aborginal Culture Park to give it its full name has been built in a fantastic rainforest setting. Our Aborginal guide took us through all aspects of Aborginal life starting with teaching us how to throw boomerangs and spears, then teaching us what they eat... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is the most memorable of the tours and activities that we experienced during our 3 week visit to Australia. It was quite educational and fun to meet and learn from the aboriginal guides as they explained their culture and history and demonstrated dances, music, foods, medicine and hunting. The exhibits, show and demonstrations were all very... More 

Thank VW49
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good way to begin getting to know a little about the culture, from the folklore, to the hunting instruments that they use, the stories, the music. A very good production. The buildings and grounds are nice and maintained, the exhibits are well put together. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had this evening booked as part of a tour of Australia and really enjoyed. We arrived had a welcome drink and canapés.you could have your face painted aboriginal style. Watched a dance show,saw how the light fire etc then had a buffet meal, this was delicious with the chance to try kangaroo and crocodile.( drinks extra for this) water... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so impressed from our visit! Tjakupai is one of the very few possibilities in Australia to get an insight about authentic aboriginal culture. Our guide (Patrick) was very nice, and explained us so many different aspects of aboriginal life and environment. We took the possibility and got many questions answered. To make the experience more tangible, we could... More 

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the evening experience. Fabulous taste of aboriginal culture , good exhibition with history which many people did not attend so was very quiet. The face painting was fun and also interesting regards the relevance of the colour and art. The food was good and plentiful . It was professional and well done whilst giving a good history... More 

Thank annmarie2102
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE attended the evening show here and were fortunate to have just a small group for the evening. Would highly recommend this attraction, it is well run ,informative and interactive . Making it a fun evening. All the staff were friendly and attentive The food was beautiful with a huge variety starting with canapes and drink(dinner isn't served until 8.30pm... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With hearing issues, at times it is difficult for me to pick up soft sounds. Patrick our host spoke very softly most of the time so when he spoke away from me I couldn't hear. What I did hear was interesting. During our time together we were introduce to various methods of animal harvesting, food gathering, and historical herbal treatments... More 

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