Tjapukai Experience

Discover where Australia begins and explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40 000 years. You will enjoy a day filled with interactive cultural experiences, including how to throw a boomerang!

Boomerang introduction Aboriginal Performance
Boomerang introduction Aboriginal Performance

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* When purchased using a valid KM Pass


  • Buffet Lunch
  • Return Transfers from Cairns City and Northern Beaches
  • Art of My People Presentation
  • Storywaters Creation Theater
  • World Famous Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance Show
  • Torres Straight Island Dance Performance
  • Bush Foods and Medicine Presentation
  • Hunting and Weapons Demonstration
  • Didgeridoo Journey
  • Boomerang and Spear Throwing Interactive Activity


Discover where Australia begins at Tjapukai. Explore the rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back over 40,000 years. Enjoy a unique cultural experience with performance, dance, food and arts.

By day, the park is filled with interactive experiences to give you an authentic insight into the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Learn the art of throwing a returning boomerang, and how a didgeridoo is played. Sample some traditional bush foods, and get an insight into the ancient medicinal value of native plants. And to make your trip extra memorable, you can also create your own souvenirs. The Tjapukai artists will guide you through the intricate art of weaving, creating natural rainforest style jewellery and painting your own returning boomerang in traditional Aboriginal style.

Tjapukai is all-weather, wheelchair and pram friendly, offering unique experiences in one location. However you choose to enjoy it, a visit to Tjapukai is 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 3 handmade souvenirs.
  • Indigenous Guided Bush Food Trail: Learn about the values of Australian plants and taste native fruit jams with damper and billy tea.


  • Tjapukai is open everyday except Christmas Day
  • Transfers depart from Cairns City at 8.30am
  • Transfers return to Cairns City at 12.30pm 


  • Your ticket includes entry for one day and a number of presentations and interactive experiences that are scheduled throughout the day.
  • To make the most of your Tjapukai experience we suggest that you allow for at least half a day, beginning either first thing or with lunch.

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* When purchased using a valid KM Pass