Aboriginal Cultural Village
Enjoy interactive cultural experiences in the Tjapukai Cultural Village
Under the guidance of Djabugay 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. The world famous Tjapukai Aboriginal dancers will invite you to shake a leg in their corroboree and teach you Djabugay language with a song before demonstrating a fire-making ceremony.
Learn to throw a spear and a boomerang from Aboriginal masters.
Add to your experience by joining Aboriginal artists to paint a boomerang, weave with plants and create rainforest jewellery to make your own souvenirs. Learn about bush foods and the traditional uses of native plants from an Aboriginal guide as you wander through Tjapukai’s native gardens.
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.