Tjapukai by Day
Prices from $62 AUD

 

Tjapukai by Day is a celebration of the living history of the Indigenous people of the rainforest. Learn to play the didgeridoo, discover the medicinal values of bush tucker, throw a spear and enjoy professional theatre incorporating traditional Aboriginal dance, fire making and storytelling. New to Tjapukai is a genuine cultural and visual Australian journey featuring the didgeridoo plus an expansion of the Cultural Village’s program to include hunting demonstrations.

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Features

  • Aboriginal Culture
  • Native Bush Foods
  • Spear and Boomerang Demo's
  • Can be included in a Kuranda Day

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Prices

From 1/04/2016 to 31/03/2018 adultchildinfantfamily  
Tjapukai by Day park entry including creation story, Tjapukai dancers, bush foods demo & boomerang/spear throwing $62.00$42.00$0.00$166.00
Tjapukai - Cultural Creations park entry as above plus boomerang painting, basket weaving and jewellery making - take home your souveneirs. $88.00$58.00$0.00$234.00
Tjapukai - Bush Food Trail park entry as above plus Bush Food Trail - Learn more & taste native fruit jams with damper & billy tea $88.00$58.00$0.00$234.00
Tjapukai - Cultural Creations & Bush Food Trail park entry as above plus boomerang painting, basket weaving and jewellery making - take home your souveneirs. Learn more & taste native fruit jams with damper & billy tea. $108.00$70.00$0.00$286.00
+ Buffet Lunch Buffet with meats cooked in a traditional underground oven $30.00$15.00$0.00$90.00
+ Transfers return coach transfers from Cairns & the Northern Beaches $21.00$12.00$0.00$54.00

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The Indigenous people of the rainforest share their culture with interactive demonstrations of hunting, didgeridoo playing, bush tucker and dance by the award-winning Tjapukai performers. Modern audiovisual techniques add to the wonder of Aboriginal traditions dating back 40,000 years. Why not include Tjapukai in your Kuranda day with one of our Tjapukai Combo's including the Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Train?

 
Didgeridoo – A Journey

Learn how to make and play a didgeridoo before a live performance with the haunting sounds of the traditional instrument complementing iconic images of a flight over the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics rainforest and the Outback in a state-of-the-art studio with a twinkling, starry night sky.

Hunting & Weapons Demonstration

A Tjapukai warrior shows how traditional tools and weapons were used 40,000 years ago by the Aboriginal people.

Magic Space

Authentic stone-age artefacts once used by the Tjapukai people have been returned from the Queensland Museum to their traditional owners and are now on display in Tjapukai’s museum art space. Large murals by Tjapukai’s foremost artists are visual stories of the Dreamtime and a documentary of the impact of modern man on Indigenous life during the past 120 years can be watched at your leisure.

 
Creation Theatre

Giant holograms reminiscent of the spirit world add a mesmerising quality to the live performance of the Dreamtime story of the Tjapukai people.

Dance Theatre

A traditional Tjapukai corroboree, song and dance are part of the award-winning Tjapukai show in a spectacular outdoor theatre set in a natural rainforest amphitheatre.

Bush Foods & Medicine Demonstration

The rainforest is a rich food source for the Tjapukai people, but many of its foods are toxic and require special preparation. Watch how it is done, learn how the land provides medicinal remedies and enjoy the opportunity to touch, taste and feel local bush tucker.

 
Spear & Boomerang Throwing

A Tjapukai warrior will show you how to use the traditional spear throwing instrument, a Milay, and help you master the technique of the returning boomerang.

Complimentary Face Painting

Have your face traditionally painted with the natural colours of the rainforest.

“Bibunbay” Kids Program

From didgeridoo playing to bush tucker, stone painting and boomerang throwing, the youngsters get special attention in this unique program for children to enjoy their Tjapukai cultural experience.

 

 

Tjapukai/Kuranda Combo's

 

Tjapukai & Kuranda COMBO (self drive)

  • Drive to Tjapukai
  • 9 am Admission to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • 12.30 pm One way Skyrail from Caravonica up to Kuranda
  • Approx 1.5 hours freetime in Kuranda
  • 3.30 pm One way Kuranda Scenic Railway from Kuranda down to Freshwater Train Station
  • One way bus transfer between Freshwater Train Station and Tjapukai to collect vehicle at 4.50 pm

PLEASE NOTE: This package must be done in this order. Tjapukai must be visited first.

   

 

 

Tjapukai & Kuranda COMBO (one way coach transfer)

  • One way bus transfer between CAIRNS or beaches to Tjapukai (city pick ups between 8.15 am and 8.30 am)
  • 9 am - Admission to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • 12.30 pm One way Skyrail from Caravonica up to Kuranda
  • Approx 1.5 hours freetime in Kuranda
  • 3.30 pm One way Kuranda Scenic Railway from Kuranda down to CAIRNS CENTRAL STATION (please DO NOT GET OFF AT FRESHWATER STATION)
  • Make own way back to hotel (suits city central hotels) from cairns central station

PLEASE NOTE:

This package must be done in this order. Tjapukai must be visited first.

 

 
 
Tjapukai & Kuranda COMBO (return coach transfers)

  • City or Northern Beaches coach pick ups between 8.15 am and 8.30 am
  • 9 am Admission to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
  • 12.30 pm One way Skyrail from Caravonica up to Kuranda
  • Approx 1.5 hours freetime in Kuranda
  • 3.30 pm - One way Kuranda Scenic Railway from Kuranda down to Freshwater Train Station – please get off here not Cairns Central station
  • 4.50 pm Return transfers from freshwater station to Cairns or Cairns Beaches accommodation

PLEASE NOTE: This package must be done in this order. Tjapukai must be visited first.

 

 

 

 

 

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