The Original authentic Australian Indigenous Cultural Experience
Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years.
Tjapukai is a popular Cairns tourist attraction, a must-visit when holidaying in Cairns. It is one of the most authentic Aboriginal tours available in Australia.
Whether you visit the park by day or night, you’ll enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts.
A visit to Tjapukai is the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s diverse Aboriginal heritage.
Tjapukai is all-weather, wheelchair and pram friendly, offering unique experiences in one location.
Discover the world’s oldest living culture at Tjapukai’s Cultural Centre where you will be transported back 40,000 years with the mesmerising Dreamtime Creation Story of the Djabugay people in the Bulurru Story Waters Theatre. An inspiring photographic exhibition and historic films reveal the diverse history of Australia’s Aboriginal people.
Enjoy hands-on cultural experiences in the Cultural Village. Under the guidance of Aboriginal people at Tjapukai’s Cultural Village you can see and touch traditional weapons and utensils. Try Aboriginal hunting methods with a spear and boomerang, discover the ancient medicinal and food uses of bush plants and learn about the didgeridoo.
Nightfire is Tjapukai’s evening experience meeting the Bama, the Indigenous rainforest people, who paint your face to link you to their traditional land and take you on a mesmerising journey with the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo. Follow the Tjapukai warriors to a corroboree celebrating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and join the Rainbow Serpent circle to learn traditional language songs before the ceremonial fire is lit with a spectacular fire ball shooting towards the stars.