Unforgettable daytime and evening experiences that connect you with the world’s oldest living culture

This is Aboriginal Australia

60,000 years in the making, meet the Aboriginal elders and mobs of this great Southern Queensland region as you embark on an incredible cultural journey like no other – where the true stories and vibrant spirit of Aboriginal Australia unfold before your eyes.

By day, Welcome to Country invites you to discover ancient Aboriginal customs and rituals from Dreamtime to the rhythms of the didgeridoo to participating in all aspects of traditional Aboriginal life including boomerang painting and bush tucker tasting.

And by night, the Evening Experience commands the spotlight with an award-winning roving dinner and theatre experience that takes you from Dreamtime to 1800’s Australia when the British and Aboriginal ways of life collide.

Launched in 2017, Spirits of the Red Sand is a first-of-its kind experience – a true cultural awakening that will open your eyes to the history, beauty, and vibrancy of the Aboriginal people.

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Evening Experience

Set in the unique gardens of Beenleigh Historical Village, journey back in time to 1800’s Queensland as the British and Aboriginal ways of life collide. The highly acclaimed Evening Experience is a captivating live theatre and 3-course dinner that will immerse you in the unforgettable story of three Aboriginal brothers and their families, who experienced first-hand many of the events they bring to life. A masterpiece of authentic Aboriginal storytelling that will pass down significant truths through traditional song, dance, culture, and community.

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Welcome to Country Daytime Experience

For the first time in Australia, you are invited to immerse yourself in the ancient Aboriginal ceremony of Welcome to Country as you connect with the world’s oldest continuous culture. Set in an authentic pre-European Aboriginal village, participate in Aboriginal traditions, customs and rituals that bring Dreamtime and beyond to life. Your entry to a 60,000-year-old journey begins at Spirits of the Red Sand.

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  • "This was one of the best experiences I’ve had on my Gold Coast holiday this week. The storyline was very confronting but needs to be told and we all need to learn."TripAdvisor, Shoalhaven, December 2020

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  • "Very good Cultural Awareness evening for our workers and clients as it gives an in depth understanding of history - done in a sensitive manner"Trip Advisor, Brisbane, October 2020

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  • "This quality experience was a combination of entertainment and education, a heart felt journey back in time. The setting, the cast, the story and the service was simply outstanding. I highly recommend this experience."Trip Advisor, Coolamon, October 2020

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  • "A great value for money experience for individuals, couples, family groups or Office events. Appropriate COVID processes were in place without degrading the experience... The staff were all attentive and the performers mingled (such that they could of course) with the guests...We thoroughly recommend the experience!!!"TripAdvisor, November 2020

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  • "What a great night! The show was very informative and entertaining, I especially loved the singing and dancing and learning more about the aboriginal culture. The meal was amazing, I would definitely recommend."
    TripAdvisor, November 2020

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