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Cairns Aboriginal cultural attractions

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

One of the great things about living in Cairns (besides the fact that we have beautiful beaches, gorgeous islands, the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s oldest rainforest, and year round warm weather) is that Cairns is a tourist mecca, attracting literally millions of visitors every year. This means that there is no end to the fun you can have here… if you’ve got the time…

Maria and I have been fortunate to visit a vast number of Cairns tourist attractions in the years we have been in the far north, and have enjoyed many of the activities on offer, adventurous and otherwise :)

Recently we have the pleasure of enjoying Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park . Maria had been before but this was the first time either of us had visited for their evening dinner show.

There was an introductory show in the indoor theatre, then a terrific dance and fire starting show outside on the banks of the river, cluminating in a burning spear being thrown right across the river. Then dinner which was fantastic, with seafood, a selection of hot meats and veges, salads, soups and delicious desserts. And then another show in the dining room!

If you’re planning on visiting, please keep in mind that the dinner is quite late (about 8:30pm?) and I want to extend a special thankyou to the dining room staff who allowed Nico to come in and grab a couple of morsels from the buffet to tide him over until dinner officially commenced. He appreciated it greatly. And if he’s happy, we’re free to enjoy the show…