- Discover the ancient traditions of the Tjapukai people at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in Cairns
- Enjoy an authentic Australian cultural experience
- Enjoy interactive crafts and activities, such as learning how to throw a spear and catch a boomerang
- Listen to the stories of the 'Dreamtime' handed down through generations
- Watch traditional dance performances
Wander through Tjapukai's museum, Magic Space, and see murals and paintings depicting the Dreamtime, as well as stone-age artifacts used for hunting and collecting, some of which are still used today. Learn firsthand from a Tjapkuai warrior how to throw a spear, catch a boomerang and make a fire. Discover the plants and seeds that have been used for healing in traditional medicine.
This unique cultural experience will provide an opportunity to interact with members of the Tjapukai community. There are several performances, demonstrations and educational talks during the day.
Please see the Itinerary section below for a list of activities included in the general entry ticket.
Didgeridoo – A Journey
This unique theater experience blends the music of the Tjapukai with contemporary Australian music. Learn how to make and play a didgeridoo before watching a live performance in a state-of-the-art studio with a twinkling, starry night sky. Listen to the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo complemented by iconic images of the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics rainforest and the Australian Outback.
Hunting and Weapons Demonstration
Learn from a Tjapukai warrior about the traditional tools and weapons that have been used for over 40,000 years by the Aboriginal people.
See authentic stone-age artifacts, once used by the Tjapukai, on display in Tjapukai’s museum -- Magic Space. Also on display are large murals by Tjapukai’s foremost artists. See visual stories of the Dreamtime and watch a documentary of the impact of modern man on indigenous life over the past 120 years.
The indigenous culture is brought to life with giant holograms depicting the spirit world, which add a mesmerizing quality to the live performance of the Dreamtime stories of the Tjapukai.
A corroboree, an Aboriginal musical and dance performance, takes place in a spectacular outdoor theater, set in a natural rainforest amphitheater.
Bush Foods and Medicine Demonstration
The rainforest is a rich food source for the Tjapukai people. Learn how the land provides medicinal remedies and enjoy the opportunity to touch, taste and feel local bush food.
Spear and Boomerang Throwing
A Tjapukai warrior will show you how to use a traditional spear, and help you master the technique of returning boomerang.
Have your face traditionally painted with the natural colors of the rainforest.
Bibunbay Kids Program
From didgeridoo playing to bush food, stone painting and boomerang throwing, this is a unique program for children to enjoy a Tjapukai culture experience.