• Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience 

    Connect with the world’s oldest living culture as you are led by your Aboriginal guide to participate in all aspects of traditional Aboriginal culture.

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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 living 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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  • "Not only was it highly entertaining but it was informative, educational and quite emotional. You really feel that you have been taken on a journey. Also, couldn't have been happier with the scrumptious food. Delicious and plentiful. Highly recommended Spirits of the Red Sand and huge thanks to the crew there for putting on such a memorable event!"Trip Advisor, January 2020

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  • " The show was riveting and had us on the edge of our seats in anticipation, words could not convey how fortunate we feel for being able to be apart of such an amazing experience of the reenactment of history. The whole experience is one that we will hold close to our hearts."Trip Advisor, January 2020

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  • "It was the best cultural /aboriginal show we have seen. Very good for young or teen families. The food was excellent we had vegetarian option and the staff could not do enough to please all guests and make it an enjoyable experience for all. " TripAdvior, January 2020

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  • "Best indigenous culture immersion you could ever get! Very touching, humbling and educative. I have lived in Australia for just under 10 years and travelled the whole country, but it was the first time I actually saw something so great that connected me with the culture. I'm so thankful for the experience!" TripAdvisor, February 2020

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  • "Very entertaining, the actors and staff were brilliant and an awesome meal at the end of the show. This was a highlight of my holiday and I would recommend it to anyone.." TripAdvisor, March 2020

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