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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!!!  

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World Childrens Day Offer

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

By Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

05 Nov 2019

To celebrate World Children's Day Tjapukai is offering free admission for children on 20th November 2019.

Each child that is accompanied by a paying adult will receive free admission to Tjapukai by Day, or Night Fire Dinner & Show.

Phone bookingsonly on 07-4042-9999.

Free Venue Hire for Christmas Functions!

Events @ Tjapukai

By Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

10 Oct 2019

Packages from $20p/p and FREE Venue hire when you book your Christmas function at Tjapukai.

 * Free Venue Hire

 * Complimentary Decorations

 * Minimum 30pax

Option 1: $20 p/p            1 x Welcome Drink & Buffet

Option 2: $50 p/p            1 x Welcome Drink & Buffet + 2h White Ochre Bev Package

Option 3: $65 p/p            1 x Welcome Drink & Buffet + 3h White Ochre Bev Package

We have indoor and outdoor event spaces from 10 to 300 people. Day and night event inquiries welcome. Ample on site parking, or we can organise transfers.

E: | T: 07-4042-9911

T's + C's, minimum spend applies.


Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Reviews


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!


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


Events By Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Night Fire by Tjapukai

29 Jan 2020 19:00:00 - 29 Jan 2020 21:30:00


Learn More

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

Cairns Western Arterial Road
Caravonica, Cairns
Qld 4878

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