It is with great regret we announce that the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park (Tjapukai) will not be reopening.
Tjapukai has experienced significant financial challenges for many years due to declining patronage which was then made worse through the COVID-19 pandemic when Tjapukai was forced to go into a caretaker mode in March 2020.
Tjapukai has successfully showcased the Djabugay culture to more than 3 million visitors over its 33-year history, injecting more than $40 million to the Aboriginal community in wages, royalties and the purchase and commissioning of art and artefacts. Tjapukai’s employees are being supported through this difficult time with the provision of career transition, training and job placement services.
Tjapukai will work with the Traditional Owners regarding the future of the site.
This decision has not been made lightly or quickly, and we acknowledge the impact for you, our valued trade partners.
All forward bookings have now been cancelled, and no action is required by you. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.
We thank you all for being a part of Tjapukai journey these past 33 years and wish you well in the future.