Aboriginal Cultural Village
Enjoy hands-on cultural experiences in the Cultural Village.
Under the guidance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at Tjapukai’s Cultural Village you can see and touch traditional weapons and utensils.
Try Aboriginal hunting methods with a spear and boomerang, discover the ancient medicinal and food uses of bush plants and learn about the didgeridoo. The world famous Tjapukai Aboriginal dancers will invite you to shake a leg in their corroboree and teach you Djabugay language with a song before demonstrating a fire-making ceremony. Clap to the rhythmic drumming and harmonies of the Torres Strait Islander people in their spectacular Dhari head dresses.
Add to your experience by joining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to paint a boomerang, weave with plants and create rainforest jewellery to make your own souvenirs. Learn about bush foods and the traditional uses of native plants from an Aboriginal guide as you wander through Tjapukai’s native gardens.