Tjapukai’s mission has been about giving Australians and international visitors the opportunity to experience authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
By day, the park is filled with interactive experiences to give you an authentic insight into Aboriginal culture.
In the Cultural Centre, witness the ancient dreamtime story of the Tjapukai people’s belief in the creation of the world through live performance and the world’s most technologically advanced visual effects.
Across the lake, join the world famous Tjapukai Aboriginal dancers in a corroboree celebration and fire making ceremony in the Cultural Village.Gain an insight into the gathering and cooking of bush foods and the medicinal values of native plants, learn first hand from a warrior about traditional hunting methods and tribal law. Throw a spear with the help of a traditional milay spear thrower and learn the art of throwing a returning boomerang.
A sumptuous buffet lunch with native tastes and fresh salads is available in the Flame Tree restaurant, while being entertained by our vibrant Tjapukai performers.
In addition, journey through the parklands with an Indigenous Guided Bush Food Walk learning about native plants and their culinary and medicinal significance. Finish with a taste of native fruit jams with damper and billy tea overlooking the lake.
To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form.
*Preferred times can be selected on the next page.
|TOUR OPERATOR||Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park|
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Cairns|
| INCLUDED|| Art of My People – Face Painting|
Tjapukai Creation Story Theatre
Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance Performance
Bush Foods and Medicines Presentation
Boomerang and Spear Throwing
Hunting and Weapons Demonstration
|WHAT TO BRING|
|SPECIAL NOTE||Cancellation 72 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.|
08:00 : Pick up at accommodation (if required)
08:45 : Arrive at Tjapukai
09:00 : Art of My People - Face Painting
09:30 : Didgeridoo Show
09:45 : Hunting and Weapons Demonstration
10:00 : Tjapukai Creation Story 360 Theatre
10:20 : History and Heroes Journey
10:30 : Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance Performance
11:00 : Boomerang and Spear Throwing
11:30 : Buffet Lunch
*This is a suggested itinerary.
- 11:30am Cultural Creations (1 hr)
To participate in the Cultural Creations activity, we recommend you arrive by 11:15am.
- 13:00pm Indigenous Guided Bush Food Trail (1hr)
To participate in the Guided Bush Food Trail activity, we recommend you arrive by 12:45pm.
*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.