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Tour code: 3211TJA
Discover the living history of Australia’s indigenous Tjapukai people with all-day admission to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park near Cairns. Hear stories of the Dreamtime, watch a corroboree performance and take part in interactive actives such as boomerang throwing, didgeridoo playing and fire making. Immerse yourself in traditional Tjapukai culture during informative talks and storytelling. Hotel transport from Cairns, Palm Cove and Northern Beaches is optional.


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Entry Ticket

Tjapukai Dance Theatre

Make your way to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, located a 15-minute drive from Cairns or Palm Cove, or opt for round-trip hotel transport. On arrival, you can choose from a variety of cultural activities, performances and educational talks that immerse you in the traditions of this Aboriginal group as you interact with members of the Tjapukai community.

Learn how to throw a spear, catch a boomerang and make a fire; discover native plants and seeds used in traditional medicine; view murals depicting the Dreamtime, watch a documentary and see artifacts on display at the Magic Space museum; and watch professional performers bring traditional stories to life as a didgeridoo provides the soundtrack to the corroboree, an Australian Aboriginal musical and dance performance.

Please see the Itinerary section below for a complete list of activities included with your admission ticket. Allow a minimum of three hours to fully enjoy the offerings at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.


Your Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park general entry ticket includes the following activities:

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.

Magic Space
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.

Creation Theatre
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.

Dance Theatre
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.

Face Painting
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.

Customer Reviews

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was an excellent tour. We were guided through all areas of the aboriginal culture. People were very friendly, funny and informative. Beautiful facility with advanced technology.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

We learned a lot about the Tjapukai tribe. When we confirmed the tour and were told that we had only 3 hrs I didn't think it would be enough. But it was. They are very organized in a very relaxed way. It was good to find out the stories of the people of Australia and was very interactive. We learned about the didgeridoo and how to play it. We were taught how to throw the spears and the boomerang. Through dance we were told the story of their people. Great way to start our trip.

Kevin F

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2014

Aside from the main dance show, the park did not seem to have to much else to offer.

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