• 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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  • "I Loved it! Spirits of the red sands is very well done from every aspect. The moving theater show was fantastic. The staging was great. The aboriginal cast were amazing (and authentic) as were the support cast... The food - out of this world (even for a vegetarian) . "Trip Advisor, Gold Coast, March 2020

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  • "What a journey! My heart was genuinely touched, was entertaining, educational, emotive, interesting, beautiful, and I got lost in the experience. Highly recommend, will be returning to take more friends and family."Trip Advisor, Brisbane, March 2020

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  • "Best indigenous culture immersion you could ever get! Very touching, humbling and educative... it was the first time I actually saw something so great that connected me with the culture. I'm so thankful for the experience! Congratulations guys!!"
    TripAdvior, Canberra, February 2020

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  • "I was told this one of the best outings and it is absolutely true. An eye opening show by 7 indigenous performers some of whom are direct descendants of the subject community. So interesting, so enlightening such fun and it should be compulsory. A new twist to a dinner show with a very good Aussie meal to finish off the night."TripAdvisor, Queensland, February 2020

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  • "Congratulations to those involved in the great experience that corrects some of the misconceptions taught in school history! We enjoyed everything about this emotional presentations and the dinner alone was worth turning up for."TripAdvisor, Cairns, February 2020

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