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GENERAL ADMISSION: BOOK NOW FOR 10% DISCOUNT!
See Indigenous performers bring the world’s oldest living culture to life through traditional dance, art and interactive demonstrations. By day, the park is filled with interactive experiences to give you an authentic insight into Aboriginal culture. In the Cultural Centre, witness the ancient dreamtime story of the Tjapukai people's belief in the creation of the world through live performance and the world's most technologically advanced visual effects. Gain an understanding into the impacts of the stolen generation and be inspired by Indigenous heroes past and present as you wander through the History and Heroes walk.The Art of My People talk will guide you through a variety of art styles as you learn about the differences between the Aboriginal clans throughout Australia. Across the lake, join the world famous Tjapukai Aboriginal dancers in a corroboree celebration and fire making ceremony in the Cultural Village.Gain an insight into the gathering and cooking of bush foods and the medicinal values of native plants, learn first hand from a warrior about traditional hunting methods and tribal law. Throw a spear with the help of a traditional milay spear thrower and learn the art of throwing a returning boomerang. Journey through the complex techniques of playing a didgeridoo, then be tantalised by the smell of the meat being unearthed from the Bayngga underground oven and enjoy a delicious taste test. A sumptuous buffet lunch with native tastes and fresh salads is available in the Flame Tree restaurant, while being entertained by our vibrant Tjapukai performers. Enhance your day at Tjapukai with our talented artists and make your own souvenirs, creating natural rainforest style jewellery, intricate weaving and painting your own returning boomerang in traditional Aboriginal style. In addition, journey through the parklands with an Indigenous Guided Bush Food Walk learning about native plants and their culinary and medicinal significance. Finish with a taste of native fruit jams with damper and billy tea overlooking the lake. Our Indigenous performers bring the world’s oldest living culture to life through traditional cultural events, dance, art and interactive demonstration. General admission includes: Creation Story Art of My People Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance Performance Bush Foods and Medicines Presentation Hunting and Weapons Demonstration Didgeridoo Show Boomerang and Spear Throwing BOOK NOW FOR 10% DISCOUNT: Adult $55.80 Child $37.80 Family $149.40 The 09:15 and 13:00 Arrival Times are linked to Bus Pickups, however if you are making your own way to Tjapukai, feel free to arrive at anytime between 09:15 and 16:00.

 

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About Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai by Day

Tjapukai by Day

What to expect?

Join the descendents of the world’s oldest living culture on the foothills of the Barron Gorge Rainforest for a day full of fun interactive shows, activities and demonstrations. Learn how to play the didgeridoo, throw a boomerang, and capture our informative talks about bush medicines and hunting methods and even watch live dance performances. See our new Torres Strait Islander Dance troupe and Art of my People talk. If that isn’t enough try your hand at boomerang painting and islander weaving/jewelry making or join your informative guide on a bush food trail.   Enjoy a sumptuous meal at our boomerang restaurant or story waters café.  Tjapukai by Day is jammed packed full of experiences for all ages, Djirri Nyurra “We Welcome You”.  

 General Admission Includes:

  • Aboriginal Dance Performance
  • Torres Strait Islander Dance performance
  • Art of My People talk
  • Circle of Life theatre
  • Boomerang & Spear Throwing
  • Bush Foods & Medicine Talk
  • Hunting & Weapons Demonstration
  • Didgeridoo Show
  • History Walk

Upgrade Options:

  • Weaving and Jewellery Making
  • Guided Bush Walk Journey
  • Boomerang Painting

Adult                     $62.00

Child                     $42.00

Family                   $166.00

Transfers can be arranged from any hotel in the Cairns City and Northern Beaches please contact our reservations team for pick up times and prices.

 

Night Fire by Tjapukai

Tjapukai by Night

 What to expect?

Settle in for a magical night of entertainment as you journey into a Dreamtime legend to discover the magic of Australia’s ancient Aboriginal culture. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival before the performers lead a didgeridoo blessing ceremony followed by a spectacular fire performance and cultural dance celebration. If you’re keen, you can even take to the stage to learn a traditional dance yourself! This evening of entertainment is complemented by a delicious dinner, photo opportunity with the Tjapukai warriors & even time to shop in the retail gallery full of authentic souvenirs.

Tjapukai by Night Highlights

  • Traditional face painting 
  • Welcome drink upon arrival
  • Spirit Welcome show
  • Lakeside Ceremony
  • Full course buffet dinner
  • Live Cultural Performance. 

Adult                        $123.00

Child                        $75.00

Family                      $321.00

Transfers can be arranged from any hotel in the Cairns City and Northern Beaches please contact our reservations team for pick up times and prices.

Opening Times

Tjapukai By Day            9.00am to 4.30pm daily.

Tjapukai By Night          7.00pm to 9.30pm every night.

Tjapukai is closed Christmas Day and is an all weather experience.

Nganydjin-da Garran Ngundalna :: Come and visit us!!!  


News By Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai Venue for Workshops & Seminars - Local Businesses March/April Special!

Bundarra Theatre Workshop Setup

By Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

12 Mar 2019

Free venue hire at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park for any day-time workshops, meetings or seminars held during March or April.



Utilise our fantastic Bundarra Dingal Theatre (also known as the Cassowary Egg Theatre) to host an offsite work meeting, and receive no venue hire fees plus discounted prices for our day delegate packages available including morning tea, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and AV requirements.



* Terms and Conditions Apply, please contact Tjapukai Events events@tjapukai.com.au for more details or call 4042 9900.


Locals Holiday Offer - 2 FREE Kids with each Adult @ Tjapukai

2 FREE Kids with each Adult @ Tjapukai

By Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

08 Jan 2019

Locals get 2 FREE kids with each paying adult Day or Night at Tjapukai.

 • Valid Date – 1~29 Jan 2019

•  Day Cost: General Admission Adult: $62 Child (4-14Yrs): FREE (2 free kids applies to every full paying adult)  Infant(0-14Yrs): FREE



Night Fire Dinner & Show: Adult: $123 Child (4-14Yrs): FREE (2 free kids applies to every full paying adult)  Infant(0-14Yrs): FREE



• Bookings: Call Tjapukai on 07-4042-9999 or pay on arrival with Local ID.

Offer only applicable for General Admission and does not apply to Interactive Activities or Lunch.

***Local ID must be presented upon check in.***


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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Reviews

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0 Rachael Waldinger

Our entire family had a wonderful day. Our 6 and 4 year old boys loved painting and throwing boomerangs but equally enjoyed the shows and learning about the Tjapukai from the very friendly staff members and tour guides. Thank you to everyone for teaching us about your culture and engaging our kids for 4 hours!

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0 Natalie Stephens

I went to the Saturday night dinner and show and was blown away with the entire experience! The entertainers were interactive, informative and incorporated the right amount of humour. Singing and dancing along to traditional tribal rituals made fun by the amazing staff! Couldn't fault the food, we tried Kangaroo, Crocodile and Emu! Thank you for a fantastic night. Don't forget to ask for a locals discount

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Events By Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Night Fire by Tjapukai

20 Apr 2019 19:00:00 - 20 Apr 2019 21:30:00

DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF AUSTRALIA’S INDIGENOUS CULTURE, BY NIGHT!

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How to get to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai is located at Caravonica, directly next door to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, 15 minutes north of Cairns along the Captain Cook Highway.

Shuttle Transfers: Tjapukai offers a transfer shuttle service which can collect and return guests from their accommodation. This service operates on a regular basis and guests are advised the pick-up and departure times when making their reservation. The region of operation of the shuttle service includes Cairns through to the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Please note the Port Douglas service only operates once daily at 8am with the return departing at 5pm.

Public Transport: The main convenient public transport is either via taxi service direct to and from Tjapukai, or by the Marlin Coast Sunbus using Route 1X from the Cairns Central Business District City Place bus stop or Palm Cove. Costs vary, depending on the bus zone travelled.

Self Drive: Travelling from Cairns city in a northerly direction, continue following the Captain Cook Highway past the Airport. Approximately 15 minutes after leaving Cairns is the area known as Smithfield / Caravonica Lakes, easily identified by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park situated side by side, facing the main road. Take the roundabout and turn left, and you will be on the approach road to Tjapukai.

 


Direct Contact Info

Hours: 09:00~21:30

Address:
Cairns Western Arterial Road
Caravonica, Cairns
Qld 4878
Australia


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