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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Open today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world's oldest living cultural experience with performance, dance, food and the arts. By Day, learn how to throw a boomerang, gain an understanding into bush foods and...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Cairns Western Arterial Road, Caravonica, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4042 9999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although they had been busy earlier that day by late morning we were the only guests and we had the tour to ourselves. We saw the Dreamtime dance theatre and then Gordon our guide showed us bush plants used for food and medicine and taught...More

Thank Marilyn K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently arrived in Australia without much knowledge about the history of this land so i wanted to get to know more of it, starting with the aboriginal culture here. So I've been told this cultural park should be on my list. Unfortunately i didn't...More

1  Thank Pierre F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here in the evening and not morning. There is fire show, which won't look so good in the morning. BBQ is decent but experience is great. The story they portray and engaging all the visitors is awesome.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 12yo daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our morning at Tjapukai! Our guide was fantastic and his presentations on spear and boomerang throwing and weapons were very interesting and entertaining. We loved how interactive the presentations were and how welcoming and friendly all of the...More

Thank Jo A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Tjapukai would have to be a highlight of holiday in Cairns Queensland. Whilst the biggest attraction would be activities on the Reef, Tjapukai provides the opportunity to get a greater understanding of the area's culture especially the local indigenous culture. The guided...More

Thank Robert r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether as part of a tour or a visit on your own, a trip to this cultural centre will not disappoint. If you are at all interested in aboriginal culture you will learn a lot from the film. The display of various aspects of aboriginal...More

Thank 2015JennyWren
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very nice venue that started with drinks and servers proving snacks followed by the fire ceremony and native dance. Food was excellent and service staff was outstanding. Performers came around to take photos and chat with customers. Allowing guests to the store...More

Thank msr345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this along side the Kuranda trip. So we stopped in the morning and our tour guide offered face painting and then took us to throw boomerang and spears. That was really fun to throw them ourselves. We were given a great presentation about...More

Thank RussDizzle
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I tried very hard to be happy with my visit to the Tjapukal Centre. For $123.00 per person for 1hr entertainment unfortunately disappointed is the best word I can come up with. The evening canapés was the highlight of my and my husbands visit.i was...More

Thank Culture802799
Reviewed 4 September 2018

When we arrived at the Centre, the foyer area was breathtaking, we were escorted to an area for drinks & canapés infused with native flavours, this was followed by face painting as the Dreamtime story unfolds. We were then led to the dining room for...More

1  Thank betty462018
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Renuka L
We have a group of 10 people visiting Kuranda Rainforest on 03rd June.They would like to visit in Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and then take Skyrail Rainforest Cable-way to Kuranda & return take Scenic Railway down to Freshwater station at 03:30 pm. Our clients also have in a Scenic Reef Hopper Flight that morning with pickup at 08:00 am & drop-off to Smithfield Terminal around 10:00 am. How much time is required for visiting the cultural park. If my clients take cable car at 12:30 by what time they will reach Kuranda. I read somewhere they will need 1 1/2 hours for this. The clients would also want to have in lunch out there & if you could suggest in a restaurant in local Kuranda village which caters to Indian Food. Does Frog Restaurant provide some Indian Menu. Please reply immediately as our clients are definite to arrive on these dates. Thanks
19 May 2018|
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Response from Takao M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Renuka. We were a traveling group of three Japanese. We arrived at the Tjapukai Center in our rent-a-car just before 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24th, 2018. We had booked Exclusive Experience tour which started at... More
Jane G
25 March 2018|
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Response from Bush T | Property representative |
Djirri Nyurra! Dear Jane, Thank you for your enquiry and interest regarding our Kuranda Tjapukai All Inclusive Day Tour product. Tjapukai By Day General Admission includes: - Bulurru Storywaters Theatre – combination of... More
26 January 2018|
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Response from Angelry_1 | Property representative |
Hi, there is a large car park that is rarely full. Otherwise the Skyrail car park right next door is also very spacious.