Tjapukai Night Fire Dinner Show


7pm - 10pm


The Deal

Learn about the rich traditions of the local Tjapukai people during an evening of culture and cuisine at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Indigenous performers share stories of the rain forest through music, dance, and chanting, followed by an international buffet dinner. Two upgrade options include a drink and pre dinner lakeside ceremony, plus pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Cairns or Cairns’ northern beaches.


  • Tjapukai Aboriginal cultural show and dinner 

  • Dramatic night-time Welcome and Lakeside ceremonies 

  • Experience the magic and theater of Aboriginal culture 

  • Pickup and drop-off from central Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

  • Welcome drink

  • Dance show performance by the World Famous Tjapukai Dancers

  • Dinner


Departure 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:
7:00 PM

Return Details:

10:00 PM Returns to original departure point

The Itinerary

Start your Aboriginal Tjapukai cultural experience with hotel pickup from Cairns and Northern Beaches and be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine on arrival at the venue (if option selected).  Follow the resonant call of the didgeridoo across a flame-lit bridge to the rainforest theater, where the Tjapukai people — whose name means ‘rainforest’ — take the stage. You’ll see a dynamic spectacle with an inimitable blend of humor, music and dance. The Tjapukai Dreamtime story unfolds as you hear legends about Queensland's wet and dry seasons. Upgrade your cultural experience to include a lakeside ceremony before dinner. You’ll form part of the Rainbow Serpent Circle and take part in an Aboriginal celebration of music, chanting and dance that culminates in a fire-making ceremony. An illuminating fireball is sent across the lake while the Tjapukai people appear in a flame-lit canoe to escort guests to the dining venue.  You'll feast on canapés infused with native flavors and enjoy an international buffet dinner that includes sumptuous dishes accompanied by dessert, tea and coffee. When the lights dim, the performers invite you to join them by the campfire for photos and an intimate chat. Before returning to your hotel (if option selected), there is time to explore the award-winning Tjapukai Fine Art Gallery.



Daily selection from a range of canapes

• Braised emu with pureed sweet yam 

• Kangaroo koftas

• Lemongrass-scented tuna on cucumber

• Sugarcane skewered crocodile



Please note that menu is subject to change due to seasonal availability


Freshly baked damper soup  

Red miso soup with traditional condiments 

Butternut pumpkin soup with sour cream and shallots



Freshly prepared local salads 

Roasted sweet potato and macadamia salad 

Banana flower salad

A selection of assorted condiments, chutneys and dressings



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



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

The Fine Print

  • Duration 3 hours

  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of your booking

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

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