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Tjapukai: Aboriginal Cultural Night Tour, Dinner & Transfer

Product ID: 144129
Tjapukai's "Nightfire" is a breathtaking, interactive exploration of Aboriginal culture. Enjoy live performances, ceremonies, a delicious, native Australian buffet dinner and be moved by enthralling storytelling.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Chinese, English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Northern beaches hotels. Please call the local partner on 07 4042 9999, 24-hours prior to the tour to confirm your pickup location.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a complimentary drink and canapes on arrival
  • Learn traditional songs, dance and make music with the world-famous Tjapukai Warrior's
  • Feast on a sumptuous tropical buffet dinner including Australian meats, seafood, salads and desserts featuring tantalizing Indigenous flavors
  • Shop at the authentic Aboriginal art and retail Store
  • Listen to stories and learn about the traditional customs of the local indigenous people
Full description
'Night Fire' is Tjapukai’s signature evening activity where you will meet the Indigenous rainforest people, who paint your face to link you to their traditional land and more. Start your evening off with hotel pick-up from either Cairns or northern beaches. When you arrive, enjoy a beverage and canapes before the action really begins! Enjoy braised emu with pureed sweet yam, kangaroo koftas, lemongrass-scented tuna on cucumbers and/or sugarcane skewered crocodile (subject to availability and seasonality).

You will then follow the Tjapukai warriors to a ceremony celebrating Aboriginal dreamtime stories and join the rainbow serpent circle to learn traditional language songs. The ceremonial fire is then lit with a spectacular fireball shooting towards the stars. 

During dinner, you will enjoy Australian meats, seafood and an array of salads and desserts featuring tantalizing Indigenous flavors at the Flame Tree Bar & Grill. The menu includes freshly baked, traditional damper, soups, freshly prepared local salads such as roasted sweet potato and macadamia salad and banana flower salad. Enjoy a variety of seafood including seafood mussels and prawns served with a selection of assorted condiments, chutneys and dressings.

The hot selection includes grilled rib eye dusted with mountain pepper and forest mushrooms, lemon aspen braised chicken breast on wilted greens and more! Then, relax around the fire with the Tjapukai warriors where there is time for an intimate chat, a spectacular end to a night of cultural entertainment.

  • Complimentary drink and canapes on arrival
  • Lakeside fire ceremony with spectacular fireball explosion
  • Corroboree/Aboriginal dance show
  • Sumptuous tropical buffer dinner
  • Fireside gathering and photo opportunity with Tjapukai performers
  • Hotel pick-up

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please bring your camera
• Please note, the menu is subject to seasonal changes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Fun way to spend an evening with super gracious hosts, lovely meal and activities. I went solo, and thought this would be a fun activity vs eating somewhere alone and had a great time, thank you!

March 10, 2020

Good show, very nice personable people.

January 11, 2020

A must see

Just a brilliant night I learnt so much about the aboriginal way of life and tried and liked various different food

October 18, 2019

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