Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Caravonica
Where is it at?
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Cairns Western Arterial Road
Tel: 7 4042 9900
Where are we going today?
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is a great way to introduce kids to the Aboriginal culture - one of course that has been going long before Australia was even recognised as a country!
A great historical and cultural experience, they can witness the traditional Tjapukai culture with authentic music, dance and storytelling by the Tjapukai people.
The world’s oldest living culture is brought to life by Aboriginal performers who engage guests with interactive activities such as didgeridoo playing, face painting and of course, the boomerang throwing. (Can you make it come back to you!?)
It's also a great way to teach them about Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef’s traditional rainforest people.
They will love the exciting audiovisual effects and entertaining choreographed shows that represent their genuine cultural experience.
The park is great for families just looking for a day out, or something a bit more extended because they offer a fascinating night tour.
Kids won't be short on things to do, from didgeridoo playing (that's a tough one!) to enjoying bush tucker, stone painting and boomerang throwing, the little ones taking the Bibunbay Kids' Program get special attention in this unique program for children to enjoy their Tjapukai Aboriginal culture experience.
Tjapukai is Australia’s largest Indigenous cultural park (pretty impressive!) and is in the Guinness Book of Records as Australia’s longest running stage show (Even more impressive!)
The Cultural Park has been built on traditional Tjapukai land in a rainforest setting kids will love to explore. It also highlights the environment enjoyed by the Indigenous people of the area.
An important cultural experience for any family.
How much does it cost?
- Adults$40 for day tours. $109 for night tours.
- Children$25 for day tours. $59 for night tours.
When can we go?
Daily morning and afternoon session times. Seasonal restrictions may apply,
Twice a year they have a FREE teachers' promotional day where they can learn more about the Tjapukai and their facilities. This includes the full Tjapukai by Day package plus a delicious morning tea!.
Any Top Tips?
There are a variety of Tjapukai Aboriginal tour combinations that you can book that link several of the local tourist attractions..
Can I get one of those?
They have an Tjapukai Aboriginal Art Gallery and Gift Shop available online for you to pick up items that will remind you of your incredible experience. .
What people are saying?
by DL Kirkwood
Was there August 2010 and LOVED it. The highlight of my trip. A must see: Great people, good show, good food, and good shopping along the way, as well. Back here now trying to find another Spaghetti string T-Shirt I bought while there that I love.
by A Google User
What a great night we had... Staff in the restaurant are just amazing and so friendly and happy. The food is buffet all you can eat (Prawns, Mussels, fish, chicken, beef and the deserts are all just so beautiful) I would go again just for the food. The dance show and fire ceremony are spectacular... Wait till you see the fire ball over the lake.... JUST DO IT
by A Google User
Excellent displays and demonstrations