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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

  • Cairns Western Arterial Rd. Map It
  • Cavaronica
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

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, arts and crafts, didgeridoo lessons, and talks on bush tucker and natural medicines. You can buy Aboriginal artworks, artifacts, and instruments (including didgeridoos) at the retail gallery on-site (open daily 10 am–5 pm and 6:45–10 pm); café fare, buffet lunches, and 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.

Sight Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

07-4042–9999

Sight Details:

  • Tjapukai by Day: A$60 self-drive, A$58 with Cairns transfers, A$85 with Northern Beaches transfers, Tjapukai by Night: A$120 self-drive, A$145 with transfers

Published 07/21/2016

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