1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Tjapukai Cultural Park

Tjapukai: Night Fire Self-Drive

Product ID: 144513
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Watch an amazing performance by indigenous Tjapukai warriors and get an insight into their culture and traditions. Enjoy live performances and ceremonies about the Dreamtime, and feast from a native Australian buffet dinner.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 7:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
Chinese, English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy complimentary drinks and canapés on arrival
  • Learn traditional songs and dance, and make music with the Tjapukai warriors
  • Feast on a sumptuous buffet dinner of meats, seafood, salads, and indigenous desserts
  • Listen to stories and learn about the traditional customs of the local people
Full description
Immerse yourself in the ancient rituals of the Aborigines at an amazing cultural night at Tjapukai. Follow the warriors to a corroboree to celebrate the Dreamtime stories. Join the Rainbow Serpent circle to learn their traditional language and songs before the ceremonial fire is lit. Watch a spectacular fire ball shoot towards the stars!

Chat with an indigenous Australian, a member of an ancient society that roamed the continent keeping record of events in stories handed down over time and generations. Get a window into how the native Aboriginals conducted their celebrations of community and land. 

Feast on a dinner of Australian meats, seafood, salads, and desserts of indigenous flavors at the Flame Tree Bar & Grill. Relax around the fire to enjoy an intimate chat with the Tjapukai warriors.  
Includes
  • Complimentary welcome drink and canapes on arrival
  • Lakeside fire ceremony with spectacular fireball explosion
  • Corroboree/Aboriginal dance show
  • Sumptuous buffet dinner
  • Fireside gathering and photo opportunity with the Tjapukai performers
  • Return transfers from accommodation (at an additional cost)
What’s Not Included
  • Additional drinks with dinner

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Important information
Know before you go
• The performance takes place in an all weather venue
• Bring your camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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If you are a curious person, this is a great dinner and program to learn about the Tjapukai culture. We dinned on crocodile and kangaroo, something we would not have tried had we not attended this. The connection of fire, animals, birds, music and dance is explained and demonstrated very well. Note: Get Your Guide needs to make it clear that this does not include transport from hotel. Our reservation stated we would be picked up at our hotel and would have to make our own arrangements for return. I called the G.Y.G. help line to verify that this was in fact true. I also asked about the availability of UBER for our return. The person at G.Y.G. said I was reading it correctly and yes UBER was an option for return trip to hotel. On the evening of the event we were standing at our hotel waiting for a pickup that never came. We called the Cultural Center and they informed us we had not purchased the transport even though the invoice from G.Y.G. stated we did.

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February 24, 2020

This was a very different experience to your standard night out - but really enjoyable. The food was varied and good but the traditional aboriginal fire ceremony, singing and didgeridoo were all fantastic with a truely spectacular finish at the end of the night. Very different but incredibly enjoyable

December 9, 2019

Great and informative night out, drinks, good food and performances... Worth a visit.

November 22, 2019

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