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Come and join the traditional people of Australia in a special evening of Aboriginal culture. Tjapukai means rainforest and on this engaging cultural tour you'll hear the story of the Tjapukai people, watch theatrical performances, join in interactive activities and learn the traditonal customs of the rainforest and its people.
The Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai tour includes a drink on arrival, Welcome Ceremony, Lakeside Ceremony, dance show, international buffet dinner, dessert, tea and coffee. It's an experience that will leave you with deep and lasting memory of Australia's traditional people and culture.
From the moment you arrive at Tjapukai Cultural Park you will feel the powerful spirit of Australia vibrate through the atmosphere, creating an intense and mysterious mood. As you enter, the Magic Space, the Quinkin spirits come to life to take you on a journey through the Storywaters into the Dreamtime. Thunder and lightning herald the Gadja,a glowing Dreamtime spirit, and his opposite the towering , Quinkin, bidding you to enter the past.
In the haunting Lakeside Ceremony, guests form part of the Rainbow Serpent Circle and share in an Aboriginal celebration consisting of music, chanting and dance that culminates in a magical fire-making ceremony. The fire is sent soaring across the lake to become a magical fireball, illuminating the lakeside and the audience. The Tjapukai people then appear in a flame-lit canoe, arriving to escort guests to the night's dining venue, The Boomerang Restaurant.
At the glowing restaurant, the evening culminates in a sumptuous international buffet menu. Then the lights dim and the Tjapakai people take the stage, presenting their culture with their inimitable blend of theater and humor. You will find yourself connecting with their love of fun in a world where there are no barriers, only joy and laughter.Before returning to your hotel, there is time to explore the award-winning Tjapukai Fine Art Gallery.
Aboriginal Culture Tjapukai by Night
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Departure Point:Tour departs from centrally located hotels in Cairns and Northern Beaches
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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Tjapukai by Night Aboriginal cultural experience departing Cairns at 6:40pm. Includes hotel pickup and drop off, welcome drink, lakeside ceremony, dance show and buffet dinner.
Tjapukai by Night Aboriginal cultural experience departing Northern Beaches at 6:40pm. Includes hotel pickup and drop off, welcome drink, lakeside ceremony, dance show and buffet dinner.
Includes general admission, cultural performance and buffet dinner. No transport is included you will have to make your own way to the cultural park
Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai by Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Welcome drink
- Dance show performance by the World Famous Tjapukai Dancers
- Buffet dinner
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Itinerary:BUFFET DINNER MENU
Please note that menu is subject to change due to seasonal availability
Freshly baked damper
Red miso soup with traditional condiments
Butternut pumpkin soup with sour cream and shallots
Freshly prepared local salads
Caesar salad with condiments
Assorted anti pasto platters
A selection of assorted condiments, chutneys and dressings
Grilled rib eye dusted with mountain pepper and forest mushrooms
Lemon aspen braised chicken breast on wilted greens
Steamed fish with ruby grapefruit and dill cream
Roast pork with accompanying sauces
Spinach & ricotta lasagna
Roasted chat potatoes
Selection of daily prepared gateaux, mousses, bavarois, slices and tortes
Chocolate, vanilla or strawberry ice-cream
Fresh fruits and cream
North Queensland gold coffee & Daintree tea
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