Spirits of the Red Sand is excited to announce our new education tours, experiences and workshops.
All our experiences align with the Australian education curriculum and are exclusively designed to deliver interactive informative programs that bring history, traditions and culture to life.
Our guides and cultural instructors are strongly supported by Elders of the local Yugambeh people, whose extensive knowledge has been passed down through the generations, stretching back 60,000 years.
To request a copy of our education pack, please email us on email@example.com or Ph (07) 3801 8198.
Journey from Aboriginal Dreamtime to the 1800’s through this powerful, open-air live ‘roving theatre’ and dinner experience.
This historical re-enactment follows the journey of three Aboriginal brothers set to meet the British newcomers for the first time.
Pre-show song and dance entertainment
2.5 hour live ‘roving theatre’
3-course dinner and dessert
Q&A with Indigenous cast at dinner
Students have a unique opportunity to participate in a traditional ceremonial performance while learning the vital connection between land and people.
1.5 hour guided experience
‘Welcome’ formalities and traditional ceremonies
Artefacts and weaponry
Introduction to Camp life
Clapsticks and Corroboree ‘Shake a leg’
A full day interactive guided program that combines both the Aboriginal and early colonial pioneering cultures. Starting from Dreamtime and involving all aspects of welcome to country; Aboriginal village visit, including a bush tucker educational walk, students will be guided through the old colonial settlement for a glimpse of life as it was during those early years of migration.
Full day interactive tour
1.5 hour Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience
Traditional ‘painting up’
Souvenir boomerang to take home
45 mins bushtucker tour
1-hour Early Pioneers tour
Bookable in conjunction with Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience.
Our guides share their knowledge of the bush tucker garden as students gain an understanding of the herbal, medicinal, spiritual and edible purposes of bush tucker. This interactive tour will have all their senses engaged.
45 mins guided tour
Bush tucker tastings and samplings
Interpretive educational materials
Students can be ‘painted up’ in the traditional way to further immerse themselves in our culture, gaining an understanding of the significance of this art form.
Students will be guided through the old colonial settlement for a glimpse of life as it was during those early years of migration through demonstrations and storytelling. From settlement housing; the forming of government and industries; religion and one-teacher schools.
1-hour guided ‘roving’ tour
Note: Option for Self-Guided tour of Historical Village
From authentic billy tea and damper; kangaroo tasting skewers to sausage sizzle’s and burgers – and of course, great coffee and home-baked treats for the teachers at our very own Tin Cup Cafe, we have you covered.
Full details provided in our education info pack.
Child Safety – Spirits of the Red Sand takes child safety seriously and complies with Queensland Government regulations for educational programs conducted outside of school. All staff directly guiding or hosting children have Bluecards. These can be viewed upon request.
COVID-Safe – Spirits of the Red Sand complies with all COVID-19 safety requirements set out by Queensland Government and Queensland Health. You can view our policy here.
"This was a great experience for our high school young people. It was such a great day of learning, connecting to culture, learning the histories of the area. " TripAdvisor, Australia, August 2022
"This by far was the best experience I’ve ever had. The things you learn is so invaluable, you do not learn of this stuff in schools and it should be. I felt this deep in my heart, made me cry and it will forever be a moment I will remember. " TripAdvisor, Australia, August 2022
"I would highly recommend this show to anyone. The cast gave a moving true story of the aboriginal people and what they went through. It was eye-opening and educational. Thank you for an amazing night that we will never forget! " TripAdvisor, Australia, May 2022
"It’s absolutely lovely to be able to be a part of celebrating NAIDOC and First Nations Culture. Loved the stalls and Indigenous artworks and businesses. Especially loved the dancing, Bush Tucker Bunjie and the Educational sessions. " TripAdvisor, Australia, July 2022
"Second year we have been and it's just amazing. Great food, entertainment and the markets are fantastic.. always stock up on my Davidson Plum jam - yum! And there is a young artist there, Stephen Hogarth, who is brilliant.. love his work. Well worth the visit. I'll be back next… " TripAdvisor, Australia, July 2022
"This is a story that every Australian, every Queenslander - and every visitor to Queensland - needs to know. The performers did a great job of telling us a very confronting story that must be extremely painful to tell. I felt humbled that the performers were prepared to share… " TripAdvisor, Australia, July 2022