Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance Show and Buffet Dinner

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Reasons they will it

  • Authentic Aboriginal Dinner & Show
  • 4 course international buffet dinner
  • Dance performance by famous Dancers
  • FREE welcome drink
  • Fire lighting ceremony
  • Entertainment, culture & food

Embark on a journey through the creation of fire and experience the incredible traditions handed down through generations for thousands of years at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with this cultural gift voucher.

They will indulge in an unforgettable evening full of music and dance unique to Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait cultures with the Park's Night Fire show and dining experience.

The night is filled with a range of great entertainment, culture and food so they can expect an enjoyable night the whole family will love. Upon arrival, they'll be given access to the art gallery and enjoy a range of native spiced canapés with complimentary drinks before being officially greeted with the Cultural Welcome and Didgeridoo Journey as well as face painting.

The Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance Performance and Lakeside Firemaking Ceremony and Fire Ball are performed and enjoyed before dinner is served meaning nothing is rushed and everything is enjoyed.

They will discover some of Australia's unique bush foods as the Tjapukai chefs create a spectacular feast interspersing traditional restaurant flare with hints of native food. Some of the food you can expect includes chargrilled kangaroo burgers, grilled local Spanish Mackerel and homemade Tjapukai Carrot Cake - the full sample menu can be viewed below.

Following dinner, they will have the chance to meet the performers and have a photo opportunity before being farewelled. This is a great attraction for all ages to enjoy and the Night Fire option provides your gift recipient with a unique cultural experience and delicious array of food. Tjapukai is conveniently located between Cairns and Palm Cove and the night performance runs from 7pm until 9:30pm meaning it isn't that late a night for them to travel back to Cairns or their hotel accommodation.

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Important stuff


  • "Night Fire by Tjapukai" Aboriginal Dance Show & Dinner
  • Complimentary Drink on Arrival
  • Didgeridoo Spirit Welcome
  • Traditional Tjapukai Dance Performance
  • Lakeside Fire Ceremony with Traditional Corroboree
  • Delicious Buffet Dinner
  • Fireside Desserts with Photo Opportunities


  • Transfers


  • Traditional dances by the Tjapukai Aboriginal Dancers
  • Quinkin Spirit welcome
  • Fire Lighting ceremony
  • Sumptuous international hot and cold buffet dinner influenced by indigenous flavours

Sample Menu

  • Green lipped mussels on ice with native tamarind and chilli dressing
  • Local prawns with a selection of sauces and condiments
  • Antipasto selection of marinated vegetables and olives
  • Char grilled 10 hour bush spiced scotch fillet
  • Lemon myrtle and lime dressed chicken skewers
  • Char grilled kangaroo and beef burgers
  • Grilled local spanish mackerel
  • Seasonal thyme roast vegetables
  • Steamed rice and bush spiced vegetable curry
  • Classic potato salad with the Tjapukai kitchen's twist
  • Pumpkin, feta and mesclun salad
  • Napoli dressed pasta salad tossed with fresh herbs
  • Fresh tropical fruit salad with chantilly cream
  • Sticky date and davidson plum sauce
  • Homemade Tjapukai Carrot Cake
  • (this is a sample menu only and is subject to change without notice)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Light jacket in winter
  • Camera


  • Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is located on the Cairns Western Arterial Rd, approximately 15 minutes from Cairns, right beside the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway


  • Tjapukai by Night performance starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm. Please arrive no later than 7.15pm to ensure prompt commencement of the show

Gift Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions listed to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient

Why people loved this gift

1 reviews
B Harvey 2 years ago

I was surprised by the excellence of the facility, the artwork, and the dinner, it was almost too modern to be totally authentic. The Aboriginal dancers and musicians put on a good show and interacted well with the culturally diverse audience. All the staff were very good. There were many free photo opportunities and we all had our faces painted. Have your camera ready at the end of the fire making to take a video.

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