• Cruise Ship – Shore Excursions & Entertainment

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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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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