• Cruise Ship – Shore Excursions & Entertainment

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Cruising is one of the best ways to see a destination, we know how much thought and time is put into researching the destinations, the cruise line and all the onboard features, not to mention the restaurants and activities. It’s the same with your shore excursions, you want to know that the one night you have in town is going to count – and the options are endless!

But when it comes to Aboriginal culture delivered in an authentic and real way, not commercialised, not touristy, then Spirits of the Red Sand is where you’ll find an exceptional way to interact, learn about and be entertained by Elders and Guides of this great Southern Queensland region.

Spirits of the Red Sand is much, much more than that though. It is an invitation for you to know first-hand the world’s oldest continuous culture. What does that mean?

If you want the true story? If you want to learn about the history of Australia? If you want to know the First Nations People now, you have to know our past. And, if you want to hear our stories then we invite you to walk in our footsteps as we share our culture, our traditions, our history – as we have done for generations – through the art of storytelling.

We promise that this will be a journey that will forever change the way you see the world around you, and will most certainly be the envy of all your fellow cruisers.

Experiences on offer include:

Exclusively for groups, you will be entertained by Australia’s #1 Aboriginal dance troupe, Nunukul Yuggera. After an authentic and mesmerising song and dance performance that interprets ancient traditions, engage all your senses as you learn about traditional Aboriginal life through our informative interactive stations with time for Q&A.

This exclusive experience is available day or night and can be hosted within the Spirits of the Red Sand unique venue, on-board your ship or at a location of your choice.

Products Available for Shore Excursions

Day-Time Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience

(Exclusive Use from Small Groups 8+ upwards)

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Night-Time Spirits of the Red Sand Aboriginal Show and Dinner Experience

Join a nightly show, or have an exclusive evening where the stars are the limit as to how we can bring our culture alive for your group.

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Award-winning Aboriginal Dance Performance and Cultural Interaction

Onboard, at our unique historical venue, or at a location of your choice.

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • “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

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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, Australia, December 2020

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