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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Tour - Tour from Cairns and Surrounds

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Key Highlights

  • Experience Australia’s aboriginal culture and learn of their music, dances and epics at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, situated on 25 acres of land in Caravonica Lakes
  • Visit five theatres, a museum, an art gallery and a traditional aboriginal camp
  • Witness Bush foods and medicine demonstrations and Didgeridoo performance
  • Learn boomerang and spear throwing
  • Special activities for kids: learn to paint the didgeridoo, paint a message stone, paddle a canoe around the lake
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    2.5 - 3 hours

    Start time

    0830h (8:30am) or 1230h (12:30pm) from Cairns
    0915h (9:15am) or 1300h (1:00pm) from Northern Beaches
    Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Cairns.
    (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

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Immerse yourself in Australia’s aboriginal culture and learn of their music, dances and epics at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. This unique Cultural Park is situated on 25 acres of land in Caravonica Lakes, Cairns, immediately adjacent to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

    The entire park has been dedicated to preserving and presenting authentic aboriginal culture with the aid of the most modern technology. Five theatres, a museum, an art gallery and a traditional aboriginal camp combine to give visitors a complete and meaningful glimpse of Australia's rich and ancient culture.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Cairns and taken in a coach to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.

    Set in 25 acres of land in Cairns, you will be fascinated by the culture of this ancient people in the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Spend your time between five theatres, a museum, an art gallery and a traditional Aboriginal camp.

    The Dance Theatre:
    Witness a celebration of song and dance performed by multi-award winning Tjapukai dancers.

    The Creation Theatre:
    The traditional beliefs of the Tjapukai people are portrayed in this theatre, where live performers interact with giant holographic images. The story, told in Tjapukai language, can be listened through headsets (translations are available in eight languages).

    A Traditional Camp:
    This camp offers a chance to participate and interact with members of the aboriginal community. Try boomerang and spear throwing, didgeridoo playing or boomerang painting. Learn about bush foods and medicines.

    The History Theatre:
    Artistes here enact the story of what happened when the modern world descended upon a 40,000 year old culture.

    The Magic Space:
    In this museum you will see authentic artefacts which were once used by the Tjapukai tribe.

    The Retail Gallery:
    The Retail Gallery which has won the National Tourism Award as the Best Retail outlet in Australia is a reflection of Tjapukai's commitment to support indigenous artists and has a large range of authentic items.

    At the end of the tour you will be be dropped back at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Entrance fees for all attractions
    • History, Creation and Tjapukai Dance Theatre
    • Live dance performance by the world famous Tjapukai Dancers.
    • Cultural Village (Bush Foods and Medicine Demonstrations and Didgeridoo performance)
    • Boomerang and Spear Throwing
    • Bibunbay Kids Program (learn to paint the didgeridoo, paint a message stone, paddle a canoe around the lake)

    Exclusions

    • Meals
    • Beverages
  • 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.

    All Kuranda Scenic Railway services are cancelled on the following dates due to planned maintenance on the Kuranda Range:
    07, 14, 21 May 2015 & 03, 07, 17 September 2015.

    Wheelchair access at Red Peak Station will be closed for above mentioned dates meaning the boardwalks at Red Peak will only be accessible via the stairs.

    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.