Night Tour of Tjapukai

Discover the magic of Australia's ancient indigenous culture as you witness a scared corroboree and a lakeside fire ceremony!

map Port Douglas, Australia
Approx 4 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Start 6.15 pm. End approx. 10.15 pm.
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Port Douglas
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What's Included

  • Welcome drink and canapes
  • Dinner
  • Traditional face painting
  • Didgeridoo performance 
  • Sacred corroboree
  • Lakeside fire ceremony

Why do we love this

We love that you get to witness a corroboree on this trip. And trying crocodile and kangaroo for dinner is pretty cool!


Journey into the Dreamtime and discover the magic of Australia's ancient Indigenous culture. Dive into an evening of spectacular performances, tropical tastes and history. It's like nothing you've experienced before! 


You'll be picked up from your Port Douglas accommodation at 6.15. Enjoy a complimentary drink as you travel 45 minutes to your Tjapukai experience. 

Once you arrive, head to the Canopy Breezeway, an Aboriginal Art Centre, which houses a stunning array of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art exhibitions. Enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and try canapes inspired by bush tucker foods as you admire the works. 

Next, have your face painted by the Bama Indigenous rainforest people to link you to their traditional land! They'll then take you on a mesmerising journey through their past, accompanied by the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo.

Afterwards, you'll follow the Tjapukai warriors along a firelit path to a rainforest dance theatre. Here, you'll get to watch a sacred corroboree that celebrates Aboriginal Dreamtime stories.

Further this incredible experience with a lakeside fire ceremony.  Become part of the Rainbow Serpent circle, learn traditional language songs and make music with Aboriginal sticks. You'll also witness the ceremonial fire being lit. Make sure you're watching when the spectacular fireball shoots towards the stars!

Next, it's time to enjoy a meal of tropical delights at the Flame Tree Bar & Grill. Enjoy Australian meats including kangaroo and crocodile and try delicious local seafood. There's also an array of salads and desserts featuring tantalising Indigenous flavours.

After filling your bellies, it's time to end the evening of cultural celebrations with the Tjapukai warriors beside the campfire. There's time for an intimate chat and photo opportunities before you head home. 

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You will be picked up at 6.15 pm. Your tour finishes at 9.30 pm and you will arrive back at approximately 10.15 pm. Below are the times for each activity.

  • 7.00pm – Arrive, browse through the art gallery
  • 7.10pm – Native Spiced Canapes and Complimentary Bubbles and Juice
  • 7.30pm – Face Painting, Cultural Welcome with Didgeridoo Journey
  • 7.45pm – Tjapukai Aboriginal Dance Performance
  • 8.00pm – Lakeside Firemaking Ceremony with Spectacular Fire Ball
  • 8.15pm – Delicious Buffet Dinner
  • 9.00pm – Meet the Performers by the Fireside
  • 9.30pm – Photo Opportunity and Farewell
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Terms & Conditions:

  • CHILD POLICY: Children aged 4–14 inclusive are eligible for child rates. Under 4 Free of Charge.
  • FAMILY POLICY: Family rates are valid for 2 adults and 2 children (2A, 2C). Extra adult or child passengers are charged at the standard adult or child rate.

Cancellation Policy:

  • A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for a FULL refund.
  • If cancellation is 12 hours prior to departure 75% cancelation fee applies
  • Less than 12 hours prior to departure a 100% cancellation fee applies. 
  •  The operator reserves the right to a cancel a tour with a full refund if minimum numbers have not been reached.


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