Tjapukai + Skyrail + Train Info
Tjapukai and Kuranda's Big 3 takes you on an adventure to Far North Queensland's three most iconic attractions. Learn about the traditional culture of the indigenous people of the Rainforest at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Journey above the canopy of the World Heritage Rainforest by the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Enjoy free time in Kuranda Village and take time to wander the ‘Original’ Kuranda markets and the ‘Heritage’ markets. Travel aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway and learn about the historical pioneers of Kuranda.
What makes it Great?
- Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
- Kuranda Village
- Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
- Kuranda Scenic Rail
Included in your day:
- 8:30am pickup from Cairns or Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) accommodation
- 9am entry into Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
- Cultural shows and activities
- 12:30pm Skyrail Rainforest cableway
- Free time in Kuranda Village
- Kuranda Original and Heritage Markets
- 3:30pm depart Kuranda via the Scenic Railway
- 5:00pm arrive at Freshwater Station or Cairns Central Station
- *Hotel transfers from Port Douglas accommodation available
- *Self drive options available
- Buffet Lunch at Tjapukai Boomerang Restaurant (lunch is included for Port Douglas passengers)
- Tjapukai Retail Gallery
- Gold Class on the Scenic Rail
- Kuranda Wildlife Experience
Tjapukai entry includes:
Didgeridoo – A Journey
Learn how to make and play a didgeridoo before a live performance with the haunting sounds of the traditional instrument complementing iconic images of a flight over the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics rainforest and the Outback in a state-of-the-art studio with a twinkling, starry night sky.
Hunting & Weapons Demonstration
A Tjapukai warrior shows how the Aboriginal cultural traditional tools and weapons were used 40,000 years ago by the Indigenous people.
Authentic stone-age artefacts once used by the Tjapukai people have been returned from the Queensland Museum to their traditional owners and are now on display in Tjapukai’s museum art space. Large murals by Tjapukai’s foremost artists are visual stories of the Dreamtime and a documentary of the impact of modern man on Indigenous life during the past 120 years can be watched at your leisure.
The Indigenous Culture brings alive Giant holograms reminiscent of the spirit world which add a mesmerising quality to the live performance of the Dreamtime story of the Aboriginal Cultural people of Tjapukai.
An Aboriginal Cultural corroboree, song and dance are part of the award-winning Indigenous culture of tradional Tjapukai which shows in a spectacular outdoor theatre set in a natural rainforest amphitheatre.
Bush Foods & Medicine Demonstration
The rainforest is a rich food source for the Tjapukai people, but many of its foods are toxic and require special preparation. Watch how it is done, learn how the land provides medicinal remedies and enjoy the opportunity to touch, taste and feel local bush tucker.
Spear & Boomerang Throwing
A Tjapukai Aboriginal warrior will show you how to use the traditional spear throwing instrument, a Milay, and help you master the technique of the returning boomerang.
Complimentary Face Painting
Have your face traditionally painted with the natural colours of the rainforest.
“Bibunbay” Kids Program
From didgeridoo playing to bush tucker, stone painting and boomerang throwing, the youngsters get special attention in this unique program for children to enjoy their Tjapukai Aboriginal culture experience.
Big 3 optional extras:
Stay for a buffet lunch in the fully licensed Boomerang Restaurant.
Authentic Aboriginal products including boomerangs, paintings, didgeridoos and artifacts are on display in the Retail Gallery. The Gallery is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.
Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class:
For an additional charge, upgrade the Kuranda Scenic Railway (KSR) leg of your journey to KSR Gold Class - a special rail journey for the discerning traveller. Gold Class includes Gold Class attendant, individual seating (moveable tub style chairs), beverage selection (coffe, tea, juice, soft drink, sparkling wine, beer and wine), selection of fresh appetisers and Gold Class souvenir pack and refresher towel. Advance booking required.
Tjapukai + Skyrail + Train Guest Reviews (1)
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Nice place to visit.. Tjapukai is best of the lot.. would suggest using sky rail both sides as with train a lot of time gets wasted if u have less days.
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Tjapukai + Skyrail + Train Rates
|All prices shown in Australian Dollars|
|Prices valid from now until 31 March 2014|
|Tjapukai & Kuranda||Adult||Child||Family|
|One way transfer ex Cairns or Self Drive||$143||$78||$375|
|Hotel transfers ex Cairns/Beaches||$154||$78||$386|
|Hotel transfers ex Port Douglas||$231||$126||$642|
|Prices valid from now until 31 March 2014|
|Gold Class Upgrade (KSR)||$48|
|Family = 2 Adults & 2 Children|
|WE DO NOT CHARGE BOOKING FEES OR CREDIT CARD SURCHARGES|
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Tjapukai + Skyrail + Train News
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tjapukai Cultural Village Opens! Stage One of the $12 million redevelopment of Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park has been completed with the opening of the revitalised Cultural Village this week. New performers will join Tjapukai's team on the innovative sand based dance stage. As part of the transformation, visitors will gain a greater insight into traditional culture with new interactive demonstrations like: Meet the Artist Weaving demonstrations Build a Bayu (Humpy) Make a Didgeridoo In addition to the current hands on activities of Boomerang and Spear throwing, Didgeridoo playing, Hunting, Law and traditional Weapons and the Bush Foods and Medicine talks. The revitalisation has included a number of features designed to improve comfort for visitors such as new seating at the theatre and undercover all-weather access to the boomerang and spear fields. Stage Two of the redevelopment will commence in September and is planned to allow Tjapukai to remain open and continue to offer cultural experiences from different areas of the park's extensive grounds.