Tjapukai Half Day Tour from Cairns

Discover where Australia begins and explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40 000 years. A Tjapukai Experience a day full of Indigenous performances, souvenir creation and even a lesson on how to throw a spear and boomerang!

Boomerang introduction
Boomerang introduction

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  • Return transfers from Cairns
  • Buffet lunch in the Flame Tree Restaurant
  • Art of my people presentation
  • Storywaters creation theatre
  • World famous Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance performance
  • Torres Strait Island Dance performance
  • Bush foods and medicines presentation
  • Hunting and weapons demonstration
  • Didgeridoo journey
  • Boomerang and spear throwing interactive activity


Watch Indigenous performers bring the world’s oldest living culture to life through traditional dance, art and interactive demonstrations. By day, the park is filled with interactive experiences to give you an authentic insight into the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

In the Cultural Centre, you’ll witness the ancient dreamtime story of the Tjapukai people's belief in the creation of the world through live performance and the world's most technologically advanced visual effects. 

The Art of My People presentation will also guide you through a variety of art styles as you learn about the differences between the Aboriginal clans throughout Australia. 

Across the lake, join the world famous Tjapukai Aboriginal dancers in a corroboree celebration and fire making ceremony. Also, gain an understanding into the gathering and cooking of bush foods and the medicinal values of native plants.

Throw a spear with the help of a traditional milay spear thrower and learn the art of throwing a returning boomerang. A sumptuous buffet lunch is also included with native tastes and fresh salads incorporated into the buffet.

Tjapukai is an all-weather, wheelchair and pram friendly experience, offering the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 


Cultural Creations: Boomerang Painting, Islander Weaving and Jewellery Making with indigenous artists. Take home three handmade souvenirs.

Indigenous Guided Bush Food Trail:Learn about the values of Australian plants and taste native fruit jams with damper and billy tea.


Transfers depart from Cairns City at 8.30am, returning at 12.30pm.


  • Tjapukai is open every day except Christmas Day
  • This experience includes entry for one day and a number of presentations and interactive experiences that are scheduled throughout the day
  • Greyhound Australia’s standard terms and conditions of travel apply

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* When purchased using a valid KM Pass