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Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner

  • 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 
Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
From US$91.27
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Departing CairnsMost Popular
Tjapukai by Night Aboriginal cultural experience departing Cairns at 6:40pm. Includes hotel pickup and drop off, welcome drink, lakeside ceremony, dance show and buffet dinner.
From US$112.05
Tjapukai by Night Only
Includes general admission, cultural performance and buffet dinner. No transport is included you will have to make your own way to the cultural park
From US$91.27
Departing Northern Beaches
Tjapukai by Night Aboriginal cultural experience departing Northern Beaches at 6:40pm. Includes hotel pickup and drop off, welcome drink, lakeside ceremony, dance show and buffet dinner.
From US$146.19
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.
What to Expect

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.

Reviews (111)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

a aboriginal entertainment center for tourists. They had huts like they originally lived in. they had stations where they explained aspects of their living. The meal was so so. The dessert was the highlight of the evening. It was very good.

Thank k1200lt2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great music and dancing, wonderful history and culture, delicious buffet dinner where we tried exotic-to-us stuff like kangaroo and crocodile. Fabulous gift shop, too! I just wish we'd had enough time to get there for the day events as well.

Thank DanikaL22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very good Tour and dinner

I came here as part of an organised tour in the evening. On arrival we were served with drinks and canapés. We enjoyed a great outdoor performance before dinner which was served buffet style and was very enjoyable. There was also a performance after dinner...More

Thank Valerie K
Reviewed 29 September 2018
Belated birthday experience

Rather than just go to a restaurant for a meal during my sisters brief visit , we chose to spend a bit extra and include entertainment with a wonderful buffet meal. I think I was the only Cairns local that night other than the Tjapukai...More

Thank AnnG24
Reviewed 15 September 2018
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
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5 November 2018|
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Response from Onnie_13 | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely. Ample parking out the front. We went at night and experienced no difficulties.