• Educational Tours, Workshops & Experiences

Sharing 60,000 years of culture with your School Group

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 enquiries@spiritsredsand.com or Ph (07) 3801 8198.

Spirits of the Red Sand Evening Experience

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Evening Theatre and Dinner Experience

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.

Includes:
Pre-show song and dance entertainment
2.5 hour live ‘roving theatre’
3-course dinner and dessert
Q&A with Indigenous cast at dinner

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Daytime Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience

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Daytime Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience

Students have a unique opportunity to participate in a traditional ceremonial performance while learning the vital connection between land and people. 

Includes:
1.5 hour guided experience
‘Welcome’ formalities and traditional ceremonies
Didgeridoo playing
Artefacts and weaponry
Boomerang painting
Introduction to Camp life
Clapsticks and Corroboree ‘Shake a leg’
Yuwei (Farewell)

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Daytime Dreamtime Stories and Activities

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.

Includes:
1-hour guided experience
Dreamtime storyteller
Traditional face painting
Didgeridoo and Clapsticks
Learn your animal totem and dance
Aboriginal games
Outback Murray snake and reptile demonstration

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Daytime Indigenous & Early Pioneer's Combo

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New tour – Daytime Indigenous & Early Pioneer’s Combo

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.

Includes:

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
Educational handouts

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Optional Add-Ons

Bookable in conjunction with Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience.

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Bush Tucker Tour

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.

Includes:
45 mins guided tour
Bush tucker tastings and samplings
Interpretive educational materials

Traditional Face painting

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.

Includes:

Painting up

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Early Pioneers Tour

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.

Includes:
1-hour guided ‘roving’ tour
Historical demonstrations

Note:  Option for Self-Guided tour of Historical Village

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Food and Beverage

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.

Further Details:

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 would highly recommend this experience- a lot of learnings to be had. Hard-hitting and confronting at times - this was very well put together to keep the audience engaged. We went in the evening and the setting/lighting and effects were stunning. The evening meal was very tasty and HUGE! Everyone was very friendly and helpful throughout the evening."TripAdvisor, Australia, April 2021

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  • "Had a fantastic day and evening with my family and would recommend to anyone of all ages and nationalities. I am in awe of the dancers and singers and found it to be the most memorable ANZAC day I have had in years."Trip Advisor, Australia, April 2021

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  • "This was a very spiritual and moving ceremonial remembrance of the Aboriginals, Torres Strait Islanders, New Zealanders and others who fought for Australia. I encourage all to attended and learn of these proud cultures."TripAdvisor,  Australia, May, 2021

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  • "Great environment to learn about aboriginal culture and understand the things better. Nice to see the co-work between the cultures and make experiences happen for a lot of people."TripAdvisor, Brisbane, Australia, May 2021

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  • "Organising an excursion for 50 preps is always difficult, however, Spirits of the Red Sand is an easy choice. The event is extremely age-appropriate! My preps were engaged and enthralled by the experiences. Thank you for a memorable time we will be back!"TripAdvisor, Australia, May 2021

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