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Great Barrier Reef Sights

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

  • Cairns Western Arterial Rd. (next to Skyrail terminal) Map It
  • Cavaronica

Updated 01/16/2014

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Located at the base of the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, this park offers many opportunities to learn about indigenous Djabugay people through exhilarating dance performances, hands-on workshops in traditional fire-making, spear and boomerang throwing, didgeridoo lessons, and talks on bush tucker and natural medicines. You can buy Aboriginal artworks, artifacts, and instruments (including didgeridoos) on-site; buffet lunches and four-course dinners are also available. One of Australia's most informative cultural attractions, it's also one of the few that returns profits to the indigenous community. Ticket options include Tjapukai by Day and Tjapukai by Night, the latter a nightly four-course buffet dinner/performance package.

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Cairns Western Arterial Rd. (next to Skyrail terminal), Cairns, Queensland, 4878, Australia

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Sight Details:

  • Tjapukai by Day: A$36 self-drive, A$58 with Cairns transfers, A$60 with Northern Beaches transfers, A$27.50 buffet lunch; Tjapukai by Night: A$99 self-drive, A$121–A$123 with transfers
  • Daily 9–5, night show 7–9:30 pm

Updated 01/16/2014


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