About Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

When you arrive at Tjapukai, you are on 25 acres of tribal land, where you will get to experience a range of activities with the traditional people of Far North Queensland. See large murals by Tjapukai's foremost artists retelling the stories of the Dreamtime.

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<p><strong>How to get to Tjapukai</strong><br />Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural park is situated on 11 hectares (25 acres) of tribal land in Caravonica Lakes, immediately adjacent Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.</p><p>Tjapukai is 15 minutes from Cairns, Kuranda and Palm Cove and 45 minutes from Port Douglas.</p><p>Ample car parking, public transport via Sunbus or taxi operates regularly from Cairns, Port Douglas and the Northern Beaches. A regular shuttle bus operates, call for pick up times.</p><p><strong>Shuttle Transfers</strong></p><p><strong>Tjapukai</strong> offers a transfer shuttle service which can collect and return guests from their accommodation.<br />This service operates hourly, and guests are advised of the time of pick-up and departure when making their reservations. The region of operation of the shuttle service includes Cairns through to the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.</p><p><strong>Public Transport</strong></p><p>The main convenient public transport is either via taxi service direct to and from <strong>Tjapukai</strong>, or by the <em>Marlin Coast Sunbus</em> using Route 1 or 1A from the Cairns Central Business District City Place bus stop. Costs vary, depending on the bus zone travelled.</p><p><strong>Self Drive</strong></p><p>Travelling from Cairns city in a northerly direction, continue following the Captain Cook Highway past the Airport. Some 15 minutes after leaving Cairns is the area known as Smithfield / Caravonica Lakes, easily identified by the <em>Skyrail Rainforest Cableway</em> and the <strong>Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park</strong> situated side by side, facing the main road.<br />Take the roundabout and turn left from it, and you will be on the approach road to <strong>Tjapukai</strong>.</p>