Aboriginal Dance Show & Dinner
Feel the powerful spirit of Indigenous Australia vibrate through your body as you embark on a mysterious journey into the ancient Tjapukai culture by night. The Quinkan spirit comes to life and takes you through the story waters into the Dreamtime for an evening of entertainment celebrating the unique customs of the people of the rainforest.
Tjapukai by Night includes:
Meet the Tjapukai Aboriginal performers before the show and enjoy your choice of a welcome drink (sparkling wine or juice) in the Retail Gallery where authentic Aboriginal art including didgeridoos and boomerangs can be purchased.
Magic Space Cultural Initiation
After your welcome drink, it is time for your journey into the world of the rainforest people. The Tjapukai Aboriginal performers will lead you into the Magic Space for an emotive didgeridoo blessing ceremony and the mystical Quinkan spirit performance. Your initiation continues with traditional face painting as the Tjapukai performers escort you to the lake.
With clapsticks in hand you add to the pulsating rhythm of the corroboree while Tjapukai Aboriginal warriors use traditional fire sticks to create fire. Suddenly a spear is launched and a spectacular fire ball explodes into the night sky.
Four-course Buffet Dinner
Enjoy dining in the Boomerang Restaurant with an international buffet of hot and cold dishes plus delicious desserts freshly made by Tjapukai’s pastry chef.
Live Cultural Performance
Relax after dinner while the world famous Tjapukai Aboriginal dancers perform live on stage. Join the cultural celebrations and learn traditional dances from the people of the rainforest.
Camp Fire Session (Optional)
After the show catch up with the performers around the camp fire for an informal session where you can ask them questions.
Fully Licensed Bar
Take advantage of our fully licensed bar in the Boomerang Restaurant. We have an extensive wines list and a range of both non alcoholic and alcoholic beverages for you to choose from.
Admire the authentic Aboriginal cultural products in the Retail Gallery which displays the Indigenous culture with boomerangs, paintings, didgeridoos and artifacts.
Tjapukai by Night Prices
|With Transfers:||Cairns||Northern Beaches|
Session Times – Tjapukai by Night
|Welcome drink upon arrival||7:00pm – 7:30pm|
|Didgeridoo blessing ceremony and Quikan Spirit||7:30pm – 7:45pm|
|Fire making ceremony by the lakeside, with special effects fire ball explosion||7:45pm – 8:00pm|
|Full Course Buffet Dinner||8:00pm – 8:30pm|
|Live Tjapukai Dance performance||8:30pm – 9:00pm|
|Camp fire session with Performers (Optional)||9:00pm – 9:30pm|