Reception Tjapukai

Tjapukai FAQ's


Can't find what you're looking for? Ask one of our team members 07-4042-9999.

Are your facilities mobility Friendly?


Tjapukai offers car parking, entrance ramps, ambulant toilets, and covered, concreted walkways suitable for prams and wheelchairs.

Do public bus services operate to Tjapukai?


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.

How is Tjapukai different to other Indigenous experiences?


  • Experience the worlds latest holographic technology in the new 360 degree Creation Story Theatre
  • See live cultural performances by Aboriginal
  • Be taught about Rainforest Bush Foods, Poisons and Medicines by Djabugay women
  • Learn how to play a didgeridoo and men’s hunting and punishment lores
  • Try your hand at throwing both a Boomerang and traditional Spear
  • Enhance your day with boomerang painting, weaving and jewellery making with our Cultural Creations upgrade
  • Join an Indigenous Guided Bush Foods Trail tour with morning or afternoon tea

Is there free WiFi Available?


Tjapukai has free WiFi available in the Cultural Centre building.

What are the ages for Children?


Children’s rates apply for ages 4 - 14 years. Infants under 4 are free of charge.

What are the opening/trading hours?


Tjapukai by Day is open daily 9:00am to 5:00pm except Christmas Day. (Latest suggested arrival time is 2pm to see the afternoon schedule of shows)

Night Fire by Tjapukai is open 7pm - 9.30pm daily except Christmas Day (25 Devember).

What does my Day ticket include?


The General Admission ticket price includes all our scheduled shows and interactive activities.

We do offer two upgrade options - Cultural Creations (make three handmade souvenirs) and/or our Guided Indigenous Bush Food Trail.

Retail gallery and food and beverage purchases are also an additional cost.

What does my Night Fire ticket include?


Night Fire offers a complimentary drink on arrival, native inspired canapes, buffet of local produce with seafood and bush flavours and delicious desserts. Participate in the fire making ceremony, sacred corroboree and fireside gathering.

Additional drinks and retail gallery purchases are at own expense. A $10 drinks upgrade package is available with dinner.

What happens if it rains?


Most of the Tjapukai shows and activities are not affected by rain, we are an all weather venue.

Night Fire schedule may change slightly in inclement weather but all inclusions remain the same.

What should I wear to Tjapukai?


Tjapukai By Day - Comfortable walking shoes, casual clothes, sunscreen, hat, mosquito repellent.

Night Fire by Tjapukai - Casual evening attire.

Where is Tjapukai?


Tjapukai is situated at 4 Skyrail Drive, directly next to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum.

Getting there is easy! Tjapukai is only a 15 min drive from central Cairns or the Northern Beaches, and 45 mins from Port Douglas,

Contact us for coach transfers 07 4042 9999.