• Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience 

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Your entry to a 60,000-year-old journey where land and people connect

“The practise of acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land is an ancient custom of great significance that my people have performed over many generations. Almost lost to a culture that has survived 60,000 years, I’m so proud to see Spirits of the Red Sand perform this ritual in its most traditional way again”, Elder Eddie.

Now, for the first time in Australia, you as visitors and locals can experience the ancient ceremony of Welcome to Country & Acknowledgment of Country within the environment of a pre – European Aboriginal Village. Not just a quick few words, but an amazing journey that allows you to feel Dreamtime in an interactive theatre, learn of and carry the message stick of acceptance to the elder of the village, go through the soul-cleansing smoking ceremony, feel the vibe of the world’s oldest continuous culture to the sounds of the didgeridoo, ancient chants, dance and songs of the land.  The only experience that brings you up close and personal with us the Aboriginal of Australia.

Your journey is divided into four stages:

Dreamtime Beliefs

Gain an understanding of Aboriginal Dreamtime beliefs and creation stories through this exciting AV presentation.

Welcome to Country formalities

A leader is selected, the message stick is presented to the Elder.  Your Aboriginal Guide  ‘welcomes’ one and all to the region of the Yugembeh and Kombomerri people as you pay respect to those who have gone before us and our ancestors’ spirits and you pass through a Smoking Ceremony to cleanse us of evil spirits.

Cultural Participation

Your Guide will share all aspects of our culture as you interact, participate and exchange hospitality.  From didgeridoo playing; boomerang painting; bush tucker tasting; dancing to spear throwing; fire lighting and an introduction to camp life.

Farewell

In our language, Yuwei – a traditional farewell firelighting and Corroboree (celebration dance) from our guides, never a complete goodbye – but a ‘see you later, if not in this world, then in our Father’s.’

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  • "Great night out! Good story, good show and good performances and great meal. More people should know about this and attend!"TripAdvisor, Gold Coast, October 2020

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  • "Very good Cultural Awareness evening for our workers and clients as it gives an in depth understanding of history - done in a sensitive manner"Trip Advisor, Brisbane, October 2020

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  • "This dinner and show is by far the most brilliant I have ever experienced... This show should be mandatory to everybody living in this country. The cast is amazing, they are not actors, they are proud, passionate, beautiful Aboriginal human beings, sharing their history and land with us."Trip Advisor, Brisbane, September 2020

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  • "Terrific night in every sense of the word. From the moment of arrival to the desert is finished. A true representation of Australian history that everyone should see"
    TripAdvisor, Sydney, August 2020

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  • "This brilliant show is a blend of traditional Aboriginal culture and modern technology which produces a sensory experience that dazzles the senses and sobers the mind. An overall sense of gentle education through stunning performances, and a visual feast of still images and lighting, left us elated. "TripAdvisor, Brisbane, July 2020

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