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
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,
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 a 2 ½ Hour tour led by a Tjapukai Indigenous Guide. These tours commence at 9:15am, 9:30am, then every half an hour until 2pm each day. A guided tour will enable you to spend time with a Tjapukai guide who is there to answer all your questions, and ensure that your visit to Tjapukai is as rewarding as possible. This is a great way to immerse yourself in this fascinating and ancient culture, and you are welcome to join as many tours as you wish throughout the day. After your tour, browse the gift shop for a genuine Aboriginal Souvenir.
Art of my People Discover how art is used to express Australia’s diverse indigenous culture.
Creation Story Awe Inspiring special effects and live performers immerse you in the Djabugay Dreamtime stories.
History & Heroes Journey See a collection of short films and a photographic exhibition of Australia’s inspiring Indigenous Heroes.
Tjapukai Dance Theatre Join the Tjapukai Aboriginal Performers in a corroboree with traditional song, celebration dances and a fire making ceremony.
Bushfoods & Medicines Presentation Gain an insight into the ancient medicinal and culinary value of native plants used for survival in the rainforest.
Hunting & Weapons Demonstration Enter the world of men’s lore. Learn about clan discipline, tribal warfare and the tools used in hunting.
Didgeridoo – A Journey: Discover how this Ancient wood wind instrument is made and the techniques used to create its unique sound
Boomerang & Spear Throwing Learn the techniques of traditional hunting as you’re taught to throw your own boomerang and spear.