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’
For our young early learners, children have the option of painting their faces before settling in to listen to our resident storyteller as he illustrates the many stories of old. From there the children engage in hands-on activities of learning through games, didgeridoo, clapsticks, song and dance. This program finishes with Outback Murray demonstrating the various reptile species unique to this country.
1-hour guided experience
Traditional face painting
Didgeridoo and Clapsticks
Learn your animal totem and dance
Outback Murray snake and reptile demonstration
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
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.
"I especially enjoyed interacting with the actors by walking through the village into different scenes. I would most definitely take visitors to see the show & recommend locals to go along."Trip Advisor, Brisbane, Australia, March 2021
"We learned a lot of things that we had never heard before. The meal was absolutely delicious with very generous portions. We found the whole experience both educational and entertaining and very good value for money."Trip Advisor, Robina, Australia, March 2021
"This was an excellent and raw experience - a story that needs to be told. The performance was very real and professional and was thoroughly enjoyed by all, including the meal at the end."TripAdvisor, March 2021
“A great sense of the Aboriginal journey tastefully done. The meal was more than sufficient and well prepared. Overall a great experience. Catered well for our group of two grandparents and 18 grandchildren.”TripAdvisor, January 2020
"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, Australia, December 2020