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Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner

Cairns & the Tropical North, Queensland, Australia

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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 you will feel the powerful spirit of Australia vibrate through the atmosphere, creating an intense and mysterious mood. You will be met by the ‘Bama’ the people and welcomed with face painting, a glass of sparkling wine and canapes infused with native flavours. The Tjapukai Dreamtime story unfolds as you hear about the legends of the wet and dry seasons.

Follow the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo across a flame lit bridge to the rainforest theatre, where the Tjapukai 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.

In the haunting Lakeside Fire 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 Flame Tree Restaurant.

At the glowing restaurant, the evening culminates in a sumptuous international buffet menu. Then the lights dim and the performers invite you to join them by the campfire for photos and time for an intimate chat.

Before returning to your hotel, there is time to explore the award-winning Tjapukai Fine Art Gallery.

Itinerary

CANAPES
Daily selection from a range of canapes
  • Braised emu with pureed sweet yam 
  • Kangaroo koftas
  • Lemongrass-scented tuna on cucumber
  • Sugarcane skewered crocodile

BUFFET DINNER MENU
Please note that menu is subject to change due to seasonal availability

Bread
  • Freshly baked damper
Soup
  • Red miso soup with traditional condiments
  • Butternut pumpkin soup with sour cream and shallots
Salads
  • Freshly prepared local salads
  • Roasted sweet potato and macadamia salad
  • Banana flower salad
  • A selection of assorted condiments, chutneys and dressings
Seafood
  • Mussels in Davidson plum 
  • Prawns with lemon myrtle aioli
Hot Selection
  • 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
  • Roasted chat potatoes
  • Seasonal vegetables
  • Steamed rice
Dessert
  • Selection of daily prepared desserts – Davidson plum cheesecake, Gluten free chocolate brownies, Lemon myrtle tarts, Caramel chocolate tarts
  • Fresh fruits and cream
North Queensland gold coffee & Daintree tea

Information

Includes:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Welcome drink
  • Dance show performance by the World Famous Tjapukai Dancers
  • Buffet dinner
Excludes:
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note: Pick-up and drop-off from Port Douglas hotels is not available

Meeting Point

Tour departs from centrally located hotels in Cairns.

Please note: Pick-up and drop-off from Port Douglas hotels is not available
Departure Time:
6:40pm
Departure Comments:

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
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
  • Aboriginal Cultural Tjapukai Night Tour including Buffet Dinner
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