Tjapukai By Night Info
Tjapukai By Night is a Aboriginal Dance Show & Dinner and is great experience that will give you insight into Australia’s ancient indigenous culture!
Feel the powerful spirit of Indigenous Australia vibrate through your body as you embark on a mysterious journey into the ancient Tjapukai culture by night. The Quinkan spirit comes to life and takes you through the story waters into the Dreamtime for an evening of entertainment celebrating the unique customs of the people of the rainforest.
7:00pm – 7:30pm: Welcome drink upon arrival
7:30pm – 7:45pm: Didgeridoo blessing ceremony and face painting initiation
7:45pm – 8:00pm: Fire making ceremony by the lakeside, with special effects fire ball explosion
8:00pm – 8:30pm: Full Course Buffet Dinner
8:30pm – 9:00pm: Live Tjapukai Dance performance
9:00pm – 9:30pm: Camp fire session with Performers (Optional)
Tjapukai by Night includes:
Four-course Buffet Dinner
Live Cultural Performance
Camp Fire Session (Optional)
Travelling from Cairns city in a northerly direction, continue following the Captain Cook Highway past the Airport. Approximately 15 minutes after leaving Cairns is the area known as Smithfield / Caravonica Lakes, easily identified by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park situated side by side, facing the main road. Take the roundabout and turn left, and you will be on the approach road to Tjapukai.
Definitely recommend Tjapukai.
The canapes were lovely and the dinner excellent. I have difficulty walking and was very impressed with how attentive they were to my needs. A wheelchair was brought in to take me to the show and then back to the dinner. The dances were very good and the commentary informative. Would definitely recommend Tjapukai.
Posted By Yoma Nazareth
loved every moment
We loved every moment of our visit in Tjapukai Center. Everyone we met was very friendly. Show was interesting. We liked the face/arm painting. Dinner was excellent. Center has interesting art and movies about aboriginal people past and present.
Posted By Barbara Madej-Pierscieniak
Absolutely wonderful experience
This was an absolutely wonderful experience....would go back again and take friends.
Posted By David and Margaret Wise
The show was fun
Had a great time food was excellent staff great and the show was fun
Posted By Leanne Ricketts
The hotel pick up and drop off was right on time
The hotel pick up and drop off was right on time. We appreciate the transportation service provided to us.
Posted By David Kallel
Such a fantastic experience for us Melburinians!
Posted By Kathy Lowe
Had a fantastic night
Had a fantastic night. Great service with better than expected food!! Would definately recommend this night.
Posted By Jenni Beesley
Certainly a highlight of our trip
Certainly a highlight of our trip. Staff were great service great and the cultural aspects very informative and well presented. Great night.
Posted By Barry Gunner
very good experience
It`s a great way of learning much more of the history of the aborginial history and community. The show was great, but I missed a little more of the light/smoke and dance performance, which was described in the brochure, and that was a little disapointing.
But a very very nice buffe and danceshow concluded the night, so I had a very good experience that night.
Posted By Bjarne Sanvig
Tjapukai By Night Rates
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