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Welcome to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. Whether you visit the park by day or night, you’ll enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts.

By day, the park is filled with interactive experiences to give you an authentic insight into the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Learn the art of throwing a returning boomerang, and how a didgeridoo is played. Sample some traditional bush foods, and get an insight into the ancient medicinal value of native plants. And to make your trip extra memorable, you can also create your own souvenirs. The Tjapukai artists will guide you through the intricate art of weaving, creating natural rainforest style jewellery, and painting your own returning boomerang in traditional Aboriginal style.

By night, you can journey into the dreamtime for an unforgettable evening of delicious food and world-class entertainment. Take part in the traditional Rainbow Serpent Circle and share in a celebration of authentic music, chanting and dance that culminates in a traditional firemaking ceremony. Dine on the culinary delights of Tropical North Queensland as the world famous Tjapukai Performers take to the stage. Be immersed in the spectacle of a corroboree depicting the thrill of the hunt and the ancient totems of the rainforest people. After the show, you’re invited to join the performers by the fire for an intimate chat and the chance to take photos.

Tjapukai is all-weather, wheelchair and pram friendly, offering unique experiences in one location. 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 Strait Islander heritage.

Tjapukai Cairns Day Tour

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Tjapukai by Day

Opening Hours:

7 Days a Week:          9.00am – 5.00pm*

Tjapukai by Day is a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Learn to play the didgeridoo, discover the medicinal values of bush tucker, throw a spear and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling. New to Tjapukai is a genuine cultural and visual Australian journey featuring the didgeridoo plus an expansion of the Cultural Village’s program to include hunting demonstrations. The Boomerang Restaurant serves morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and the Retail Gallery has authentic Aboriginal art, boomerangs, didgeridoos and artifacts.  BOOK NOW

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Tjapukai by Night

Opening Hours:

7 Days a Week:          7.00pm – 9.45pm*

Tjapukai by Night takes you on a magical adventure discovering the legends of Australia’s Dreamtime. The people of the rainforest share their culture during an evening of spectacular entertainment where you join a traditional Tjapukai corroboree. Enter another world for a didgeridoo blessing ceremony, Quinkan spirit performance and spectacular fire-making show. A sumptuous buffet dinner and professional entertainment with Tjapukai’s award-winning live cultural performance follow, then join the dancers around the campfire. The Boomerang Restaurant is open for drinks after the show and the Retail Gallery has authentic Aboriginal art, boomerangs, didgeridoos and artifacts.   BOOK NOW

Everyone welcome – Reservation not required

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“Nganydjin-da Garran Ngundalna” :: Come and visit us soon!

Tjapukai celebrates 25 years

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