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An evening at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park – tour from Cairns and Northern Beaches

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Key Highlights

  • Spend a wonderful evening immersed in the fascinating aboriginal culture
  • You will see numerous performances and enjoy a delicious dinner
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and travel to the park in an air conditioned vehicle
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    3 hours

    Start time

    Cairns or Northern Beaches: 1800h (6.00pm)

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Cairns / Northern Beaches.(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Cairns / Northern Beaches

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Immerse yourself in Australia’s aboriginal culture and learn of their music, dances and epics at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

    Divided in four distinct areas, you’ll have enough on your platter for the entire evening. Tjapukai is a sheer delight for theatre lovers as you watch realistically depicted plays in various sections of the cultural park. Acquaint yourself with the history, dance and camp village life, try your hand at the didgeridoo and practice boomerang throwing. Follow it up with some exquisite cuisine at the Boomerang restaurant and watch performances by world famous Tjapukai dancers.

    A concoction of culture, Broadway-style theatre and black humour, the Tjapukai Park will take you to the world of the aboriginis.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel and travel in an air conditioned vehicle to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

    From the moment you arrive at Tjapukai you will feel the powerful and evocative aboriginal spirit vibrate through the atmosphere, creating an intense and mysterious mood. You will be greeted by Tjapukai members and escorted to the Magic Space. The Quinkin spirits come to life in the Magic Space taking you on a journey through the Storywaters into the Dreamtime.

    In the haunting Lakeside Ceremony you form part of the Rainbow Serpent Circle, and share in an aboriginal celebration consisting of music, chanting and dance that culminates in a magical fire making ceremony.

    The evening culminates in a sumptuous dinner. You will take a flame lit pathway to the evening's dinner venue. Enjoy your dinner.

    The Aboriginal experience is completed with a performance by the world famous Tjapukai Dance Troupe.

    You will leave the park and return to your hotel. The tour ends at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Buffet dinner
    • Welcome drink
    • Face painting on arrival
    • Entrance fee to the park
    • Didgeridoo blessing with Quinkan Spirit interaction
    • Lakeside fire making ceremony
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • The serpent circle - an interactive aboriginal experience and performance by the world famous Tjapukai Dancers

    Exclusions

    • Beverages other than welcome drink
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
    From 04 - 31 October 10 there will be no show in the History Theatre
    There should be minimum 2 passengers for guaranteed departure
    The welcome ceremony in the magic space may be frightening for young children. Children should travel at their parent or guardian's discretion

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.



    Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is carrying out a redevelopment program which is expected to be completed by 31 March 2015. Tjapukai will remain open during the upgrade and continue to offer the same cultural experiences to guests. As each stage is undertaken, activities will be moved to different areas of the park's extensive grounds.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.