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Itinerary

Your evening begins with pickup from your hotel in Cairns or Cairns’ northern beaches, from where you transfer to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

Upon arrival, your hosts provide a glass of sparkling wine (if option selected) before the musical didgeridoo calls you to the rain forest theater where the Tjapukai people tell their dreamtime story. If you take part in the lakeside ceremony before dinner, join an Aboriginal chanting, dance, and music experience that ends with a fire-making ceremony and a canoe escort to the dining area. 

Enjoy an international buffet dinner with a variety of appetizers, some made with native ingredients, and hot and cold dishes served with dessert, coffee, and tea. 

After dinner, the performers invite you to the campfire for photos and conversation before your evening ends with transportation back to your hotel (if option selected). If time allows, you can visit the Tjapukai Fine Art Gallery before your departure.

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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Overview
Learn about the rich traditions of the local Tjapukai people during an evening of culture and cuisine at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Indigenous performers share stories of the rain forest through music, dance, and chanting, followed by an international buffet dinner. Two upgrade options include a drink and predinner lakeside ceremony, plus pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Cairns or Cairns’ northern beaches.
Highlights
  • Experience a traditional cultural performance by local Tjapukai people
  • Have the option to participate in an Aboriginal fire-making ceremony
  • Taste dishes made with Australian items like kangaroo, alligator, and emu 
  • Snap photos and chat with performers, and visit the Tjapukai art gallery
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Reviewed 1 week ago
You can go if you have time.

It is suitable to just arrive at that night and feel the culture. The words of food. . . . In general, performance. . . . general

Thank Neo-Shenzhen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aboriginal culture at its best

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
I learnt about a Culture and it was most entertaining experience.

The night tour of Tjapukai was really brilliant. The night started off with Canapes and a few beverages. Then the entertaining education of the Didjeridoo and the Fire Experience was absolutely fantastic. It is sad that it took me a trip to Palm Cove to...More

Thank Onnie_13
Reviewed 17 August 2018
Great experience

Great entertainment, friendly staff and excellent food. A real Australian experience and we enjoyed every minute. The brown snake that turned up was escorted away in an efficient and quiet way so we never felt nervous.

1  Thank danorm18
Reviewed 11 July 2018
Excellent

This was an absolutely wonderful experience. The tour and show were marvelous and the food was truly excellent. We have told everyone that it is a MUST do in Cairns.

Thank Glenda G
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