Australian Indigenous Experience

Discover the world’s oldest living culture. Dating back 40,000 years! The Australian Indigenous Experience is one of the most authentic Aboriginal tours available in Australia. You will gain a deeper understanding of Australia’s Aboriginal history when you visit Tjapukai, a popular Cairns tourist attraction by day or by night.




You will take a 2.5-hour tour with a traditional guide. Immerse yourself in this ancient culture. You will enjoy activities from an Aboriginal dance show to a boomerang and spear throwing lesson. Learn about traditional bush foods and medicines, along with weapon making and hunting. Enjoy a digeridoo show. A tropical buffet lunch is available as an optional extra.


Be a part of this award-winning experience. The Indigenous people of the rainforest will welcome you to their land. You will experience a sacred corroboree. Listen to Dreamtime stories dating back thousands of years. You will take part in lighting the ceremonial fire. Be amazed at the incredible fireball shooting up into the night sky. Top it off with a delicious buffet dinner. Featuring local Indigenous flavours and spices. After dinner, relax by the fire with the Tjapukai warriors. The perfect end to a fabulous night full of cultural entertainment.

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By Day

Tours start at 9:15 am, 9:30 am and then every half hour after that.

  • Art of My People – face painting
  • Tjapukai Creation story
  • History and Heroes journey
  • Aboriginal Dance Performance
  • Bush Foods and Medicines presentation
  • Hunting and Weapons demonstration
  • Digeridoo Show
  • Boomerang and Spear Throwing

By Night

The evening begins at 7 pm – best to arrive a little before.

  • Arrival drink and canapes
  • Digeridoo Welcome
  • Lakeside fire ceremony with face painting
  • Delicious dinner
  • Tjapukai dance show
  • Fireside gathering
  • Photos with performers
  • Retail gallery – free time

Park closes at 9:30 pm

Optional Extras

By Day

  • Cultural Creations – including Boomerang Throwing, Traditional Weaving, Jewellery Making (latest arrival 11 am).
  • Join the Indigenous Guided Bush Food trail (latest arrival 11 am).
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Shuttle transfers from Cairns / Northern Beaches accommodation.

By Night

  • Shuttle transfers from Cairns / Northern Beaches accommodation.

How to get there

We are located at 4 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield, QLD, 4878. Only a 15-minute drive from Cairns and the Northern Beaches.

Shuttle transfers are available as an optional extra.

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Australian Indigenous Experience Tours

Tjapukai Dancers

Australian Indigenous Experience By Day

See the world’s oldest living culture brought to life through traditional dance, art, and interactive demonstrations. Throw a boomerang and spear, learn about bush food and medicine, didgeridoo playing and more.


Night Fire

Australian Indigenous Experience By Night

Meet the Bama Indigenous rainforest people, at a corroboree celebrating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. Enjoy a tropical buffet dinner featuring tantalizing Indigenous flavors, followed by the Tjapuaki dance show.



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