Cairns Taiko

Japanese drums in Far North Queensland

About us

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Cairns Taiko is a not-for-profit Japanese drum troupe based in Cairns, Australia.

We aim to promote cross-cultural understanding, community spirit, health and fitness, coordination, teamwork and the joy of music, through our performances, classes and workshops.

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Invite us

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Weddings, parties, corporate, school or community events; whether you need a short burst of sound and movement to begin proceedings, a full stage performance, or an interactive team-building workshop, the Cairns Taiko Japanese drummers will put on a show to remember.

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Join us

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Taiko is a great physical and mental workout, requiring both concentration and exertion. Above all, it's great fun.

Our taiko classes for beginners' are loosely based on the Queensland school terms with four intakes every year.

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Contact Us

Our permanent training venue

Our classes and our team rehearsals take place in the  Kevin Whouley Pavilion inside the Cairns Showgrounds. 


Enter via Severin Street Gate (opposite St Jospeh's school) and turn right towards the DeJarlais Function Center and you'll find us next to the Show Office.


You will be required to take your shoes off as you enter our training space.

132 Mulgrave Rd., Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia