Tjapukai Cultural Park

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Tjapukai Temporary Closure

2020 March 24

The advent of Coronavirus or COVID-19 has seen formal travel constraints applied in destinations around the world, with restrictions around entering several Australian states recently announced. The Federal Government has now also placed restrictions on ‘places of social gathering’ which took effect from midday Monday the 23rd of March 2020 In light of this, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park will temporarily close from midday the 23rd of March 2020 and until further notice. We will now …

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Family Friendly Indigenous Experiences

2020 March 04

Family Travel have featured their Top 12 Indigenous experiences in north Queensland, in their latest online blog. We're thrilled that Tjapukia got a mention. Read the full blog article here to discover other great Indigenous Experiences that your family can enjoy in our region. READ ARTICLE NOW

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Our Sustainable Development Goals

2020 February 28

We've ticked off 15 of the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies to improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth - all while tackling climate change and working to preserve the world's oceans and forests. Check out the ways in which we are actively working each day to acheive and exceed our goals. TJAPUKAI SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Indigenous Non-Alcoholic Beer Launch

2019 January 17

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park has added 'Sobah' non-alcoholic craft beer brewed with bush tucker ingredients to their Indigenous-themed menu. Sobah Badha Gali premium beers, Lemon Aspen Pilsner, Finger Lime Cerveza and Pepperberry IPA, were launched in Tropical North Queensland at Tjapukai today (January 17). General Manager Shirley Hollingsworth said the three beers were flavoured with native ingredients that also featured on the Tjapukai menu. “They pair beautifully with Tjapukai’s lunch and dinner dishes, whether it …

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We're Now On Shopify

2019 January 11

Visit our Shopify store to purchase genuine Aboriginal souvenirs, and have them delivered right to your door. Go to to browse products and Aboriginal artworks. For inquiries call us on 07-4042-9999.

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Tjapukai Guide - A Free App

2018 November 22

We've launched Tjapukai Guide - A Free Multilingual App Visitors to Tjapukai will now gain a better insight into Aboriginal culture with the launch of a multilingual app delivering our cultural performances, and park information in English, Japanese and Chinese. The free app covers Tjapukai by Day, and Night Fire Dinner & Show, and includes show scripts and much more: English, Japanese, Chinese. Park Map Show Times Multi-lingual show Scripts Discounts in our Restaurant, Cafe …

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Kid-Friendly Indigenous Experience Ideas

2018 June 14

This blog by Laura Walls give parents some great ideas for Kid Friendly Indigenous Experiences in Queensland. Of course Tjapukai makes the list, with our range of hands on interactive and fun activities. Read the full article for inspiration.

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Djabugay Traditional Owner appointed General Manager

2018 May 24

A female Traditional Owner will be at the helm of one of Australia’s oldest Aboriginal tourism businesses following the appointment of Djabugay descendant Shirley Hollingsworth as Tjapukai General Manager. Tjapukai Board Chair Michael Nemarich congratulated Ms Hollingsworth on becoming the first Djabugay person to be appointed to the Tropical North Queensland cultural park’s most senior role. “Shirley joined Tjapukai as a casual junior retail assistant in 1997 and over the past two decades has worked …

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William 'Biri' Duffin Takes Centre Stage

2018 February 21

As a stage technician for the world’s longest running stage show, William “Biri” Duffin takes great pride in being behind the scene of performances at Tjapukai, an Aboriginal cultural park in Cairns. Check out this great article in the First Nations Telegraph about “Biri”. SORRY - ARTICLE REMOVED  

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Cathay Pacific Passengers get 20% Off

2018 January 23

Cathay Pacific passengers now get 20% off Tjapukai by Day and Night Fire by Tjapukai in Carins when booking online. Passengers must present their Cathay Pacific boarding pass on arrival to be eligible for this offer. BOOK TJAPUKAI BY DAY BOOK NIGHT FIRE BY TJAPUKAI

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