Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

4 Skyrail Drive, Caravonica (Cairns) Queensland 4878


PO Box 816, Smithfield, Qld, 4878


Day:   9:00am ~ 4:30pm

Night: 7:00pm ~ 9:30pm


NOTE: Skyrail will close on the following dates. Tjapukai will remain open and operating our regular scheduled tours & activities over these dates.

  • Wednesday 16th, Friday 18th January 2109
  • Tuesday 7th, Friday 15th, Monday 27th May 2019
  • Monday 3rd, Monday 17th and Monday 24th June 2019


Night Fire by Tjapukai is fully booked or not operating:  

  • 14th December (CLOSED)
  • 21st January 2019
  • 14th February 2019
  • 17th July 2019


Reservations and Booking Enquiries

Bookings: +61 7 4042 9999

Fax: +61 7 4042 9995

Bookings Email:

Administration, Accounts and Sales

Tel:  07 4042 9900

Fax: 07 4042 9990

Admin Email:

Shuttle Transfers

Tjapukai offers a morning, afternoon, and evening shuttle transfer service to and from your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation.  Ad $28, Ch $17.50. (prices subject to change).


For Tjapukai by Day, pick ups are between 8 and 9am. Return transfers leave Tjapukai for Cairns at 12:30, 2:30, 3:15, 4:15, 4:50, and for northern beaches at 3:45 and 5:20pm.

For the Night Fire dinner & show, pick ups are between 6 and 7pm. Return transfers leave Tjapukai at 9:30pm.


You will be asked to choose your pick up location from a list when booking online. Your pick up time will be advised when you do.


Tjapukai can also be included in your Kuranda Day Tour in conjunction with Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Rail.


Or visit the reef one day with Sunlover Reef Cruises and Hartleys Creek Crocodile Farm and Tjapukai on an alternate day. These packages can be booked through our package partners Down Under Tours, International Coaches, Sunlover Cruises or Hartleys Creek Crocodile Farm

Public Transport

Public transport connects with Tjapukai via Translink Route 123 from the Cairns City Place Bus Stop and returns from the Tjapukai Bus Stop. Departure times can be found at the Translink website


The Tjapukai Bus Stop sign artwork was commissioned by the Transport Department. Djabugay descendant Napolean Phillip Oui designed the sign with Bundarra,the Cassowary totem, which is significant to the Djabugay people as it signifies the Father. 


The Cairns Taxis service can also get you to and from Tjapukai. 

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