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  •  Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park: Tjapukai by Day - General Admission + Buffet Lunch

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park: Tjapukai by Day - General Admission + Buffet Lunch

  • Cairns
  • English
  • Flexible. Up to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Creation Story in 360° Theatre
  • 2. Art of My People
  • 3. Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance Performance
  • 4. Bush Foods & Medicines Presentation
  • 5. Hunting & Weapons Presentation
  • 6. Didgeridoo Show
  • 7. Boomerang & Spear Throwing
  • 8. Buffet Lunch
From AUD
$92.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Creation Story in 360° Theatre
  • 2. Art of My People
  • 3. Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance Performance
  • 4. Bush Foods & Medicines Presentation
  • 5. Hunting & Weapons Presentation
  • 6. Didgeridoo Show
  • 7. Boomerang & Spear Throwing
  • 8. Buffet Lunch

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
  • 5. Any optional extra items (including but not limited to Tjapukai Interactive Activities / upgrade activity options / rides / shows / encounters / experiences / photo packages) that are not included in the standard admission. All optional extra items are at own expense.
Destination Cairns
Address Cairns Western Arterial Rd, Caravonica QLD 4878 Australia
How to get there ● By Car
- Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is located in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland. The park is approximately 20 minutes by car from Cairns City, 15 minutes from Palm Cove and 45 minutes from Port Douglas. Tjapukai is situated next door to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway on the corner of the Captain Cook Hwy and the Cairns Western Arterial Road.
- Tjapukai offers car parking.
- Parking fees apply.

● By Public Transport
- Public transport connects with Tjapukai via Translink Route 123 from the Cairns City Place Bus Stop and returns from the Tjapukai Bus Stop.
- Please check the Transport QLD timetables (https://translink.com.au/) for more details to plan your trip.

● Alternatively you can choose to book this product with return hotel transfer services.
Operating hours
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park - Daily (All Year) 09:00 - 17:00 Latest suggested arrival time: 14:00
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Check-in requirements Latest suggested arrival time is 14:00 to see the afternoon schedule of shows.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info Child Policy:
● Infants under 4 are free of charge.
● Children's rates apply for ages 4-14 years.
● All visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult such as a parent, stepparent, guardian or other adult who has parental rights and responsibilities for the under 18 year old guest.
● If a visitor is found to be a person under the age of 18 who is not accompanied by a responsible adult, Service Provider may immediately cancel the visitor's booking and the full booking amount will be forfeited to the Service Provider under this clause.

General:
● Family rates are valid for 2 adults and 2 children (2A + 2C).
● Extra adult or child passengers are charged at the standard adult or child rate.
● Service Provider reserves the right to make changes to schedules due to inclement weather or to change any component of the entry without notice.
● Most of the Tjapukai shows and activities are not affected by rain, Service Provider is an all weather venue.
● Visitors agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless, Service Provider, its related bodies corporate, its current and former officers, employees, contractors, sub-contractors/consultants (including their respective employees and contractors) and agents against, from and in respect of all expenses, costs, liabilities, claims, actions, proceedings, damages, judgments and losses of any kind whatsoever (including but not limited to consequential and economic losses, property loss/damage and damages for injury, including personal injury and death) arising out of, caused by, attributable to or resulting from visitor's booking or visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park except to the extent such expense, cost, liability, claim, action, proceeding, damage, judgment or loss arose out of, was caused by, attributable to or resulted from Service Provider's negligence or wrongful act/omission.

2 Overview

From its inception, Tjapukai's mission has been about giving Australians and international visitors the opportunity to experience authentic Aboriginal culture and interact with Traditional Owners. That mission now includes authentic Torres Strait Islander culture. Tjapukai performers were in demand at world events as an authentic example of Australia's Indigenous culture.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park: Tjapukai by Day - General Admission + Buffet Lunch

 

Tjapukai by Day*

By day, the park is filled with interactive experiences to give visitors 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. Gain an understanding into the impacts of the stolen generation and be inspired by Indigenous heroes past and present as visitors wander through the History and Heroes walk.The Art of My People talk will guide visitors through a variety of art styles as visitors learn about the differences between the Aboriginal clans throughout Australia.

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. Journey through the complex techniques of playing a didgeridoo, then be tantalised by the smell of the meat being unearthed from the Bayngga underground oven and enjoy a delicious taste test.

Enhance the day at Tjapukai with talented artists and make own souvenirs, creating natural rainforest style jewellery, intricate weaving and painting own returning boomerang in traditional Aboriginal style. 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.

Indigenous performers bring the world's oldest living culture to life through traditional cultural events, dance, art and interactive demonstration.

 

General Admission Highlights

See the world's oldest living culture come to life through traditional dance, art and interactive demonstrations.

  • Creation Story in 360° Theatre
  • Art of My People
  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance Performance
  • Bush Foods & Medicines Presentation
  • Hunting & Weapons Presentation
  • Didgeridoo Show
  • Boomerang & Spear Throwing

 

Buffet Lunch - This menu may be subject to some changes without notice.

A sumptuous buffet lunch with native tastes and fresh salads is available in the Flame Tree restaurant, while being entertained by vibrant Tjapukai performers.

  • Baked Damper (Vegetarian) - With bush spices
  • Miso Soup - With seaweed, tofu and spring onion
  • Selection of Fresh Salads
  • Selection of Condiments & Sauces
  • Slow Cooked Aniseed Myrtle Kangaroo Stew
  • Vegetarian Curry (Vegetarian)
  • Lemon Grass & Coconut Chicken
  • Slow Roasted Pork - Cooked in the Underground Bayngga
  • Baked Fish Fillets
  • Steamed Green Vegetables (Gluten Free & Vegetarian)
  • Steamed Rice (Gluten Free)
  • Sliced Fruit Platter (Vegetarian)
  • Selection of Mixed Desserts

 

*This description may mentioned Tjapukai Interactive Activities & Upgrade Activity Options^ (^not included in this package, additional fees apply). Please refer to "Product Standard Inclusions" for specific details.

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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