• 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 quality experience was a combination of entertainment and education, a heart felt journey back in time. The setting, the cast, the story and the service was simply outstanding. I highly recommend this experience."Trip Advisor, Coolamon, October 2020

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  • "A great value for money experience for individuals, couples, family groups or Office events. Appropriate COVID processes were in place without degrading the experience... The staff were all attentive and the performers mingled (such that they could of course) with the guests...We thoroughly recommend the experience!!!"TripAdvisor, November 2020

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  • "What a great night! The show was very informative and entertaining, I especially loved the singing and dancing and learning more about the aboriginal culture. The meal was amazing, I would definitely recommend."
    TripAdvisor, November 2020

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