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WHAT IS SPIRITS OF THE RED SAND?

Spirits of the Red Sand is an Aboriginal live theatre experience including dinner. Journey from Dreamtime to the 1800s through song, dance and storytelling.

WHAT IS THE PRICE?

Adults $120
Child 5-9yrs $25
Youth 10-15yrs $65
Senior/Student $99

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

Your ticket includes Aboriginal Live theatre show; Round-trip transfers from select hotels on the Gold Coast and Brisbane; 3-course Aussie BBQ buffet including dessert; Free WiFi

HOW LONG IS THE EXPERIENCE?

Plan to be here around 3 hours, plus transfers. Transfers are around 30-40 mins each way.

6pm-6.15pm – Arrive
Pre-show entertainment, Bar, Retail while you wait
6.30pm – Show Starts
7.50pm – Dinner
8.50-9pm – Depart

WHAT IF I ARRIVE EARLY?

Our gates open at 5.30pm so you can settle in with a drink and a snack, browse our 100% Australian made retail gallery and just after 6 we’ll introduce you to some of the characters in the show to keep you entertained until the show starts at 6.30pm.

WHAT IF I ARRIVE LATE?

The show must go on, but our friendly team will get you to the next available scene. If you know you’re running late, please call us on 1300 259 016 or + 61 7 3801 8198 or message us on FaceBook.

DO YOU CATER TO SPECIAL DIETARY REQUESTS?

Yes. When you book you can specify if you want vegan, vegetarian, coeliac, lactose free, any allergies etc.

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS?

We love celebrating at Spirits of the Red Sand. Please advise at time of booking if it is your birthday, anniversary or a special night to you. We can organise optional cakes, flowers, welcome bubbly and more. For further information, please call our friendly team.

WHAT IS LIVE THEATRE?

Spirits of the Red Sand is a live ‘roving’ theatre experience set within an historical 19th Century Australian Village as the backdrop for the play.
Guests arrive into the Dreamtime theatre to start with, then are led by a storyteller through diverse sets including a church, an Aboriginal Village and even outside a jail. Each set lasts for around 8-10 minutes before moving through the open-air Village to the next set.
Set 1 – Dreamtime (fully enclosed)
Set 2 – Church (fully enclosed)
Set 3 – Aboriginal Village (open sided marquee)
Set 4 – Town (open air)
Set 5 – Finale theatre (open sided marquee)

IS IT OUTDOORS?

Yes and no. The 19th Century Village where the show is located is all open air, and guests walk to each set. Two of the sets are completely enclosed buildings. Two of the sets are open sided along with the restaurant. One set is completely under the stars.

WHAT IS THE WET WEATHER OPTION?

The show is 100% on each night,and is not dependent upon weather. In the case of light rain, guests will be given umbrellas and panchos and there is no change to the sets. In the case of heavy rain, certain open air sets will be changed out to the enclosed buildings. In the case of severe weather (thunderstorms, cyclones etc.), the entire show will be done in one fully enclosed theatre.

WHAT IS THE FOOD?

• Piping hot damper with dipping oils and bush dukkah to start.
• Tasting skewer of kangaroo, crocodile and emu with roast vegetables
• Hearty Australian-style char-grilled buffet with a selection of beef, lamb, chicken cooked to perfection and infused with our signature bush rub
• Accompanied by baked potatoes, seasonal salads, winter vegetables
• Indigenous infused chutney, gravy, sour cream
• Lemon Myrtle cheesecake or Australian Pavlova
• Tropical fresh fruit salad with fresh whipped cream

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

We understand things happen. If your cancellation is made for whatever reason you will be fully refunded.
Within 48 hours of the booking, 75% of the total booking amount.
Within 24 hours of the booking, 100% of the amount will be charged. Please contact our friendly team if you need to discuss these terms.

IS THERE A BAR ON SITE?

Yes, you can purchase pre-theatre show drinks from 5.30pm. Bar is open during dinner.

IS THERE A RETAIL SHOP?

We sell a boutique variety of authentic Aboriginal leather purses, bags, hand painted boomerangs, artworks, and wooden handcrafted and hand-painted products. Gallery is open prior to the show and during dinner.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Wear comfortable flat-footed closed in shoes and dress casual and comfortable.
Winter (June-August) Dress warm, bring a jacket, and rug up.
Summer (November-March) Dress cool, wear sunscreen and a hat. A light jacket if required.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

Bring your digital devices as we encourage photography and videography so you can share your memories. Remember to #spiritsredsand.com

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SHOW?

Simply follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Read about our reviews on TripAdvisor

DO I GET TO MEET AN ABORIGINAL

We want you to leave Spirits of the Red Sand with a powerful connection to Aboriginal people. Not only is the show immersive, but our cast, crew and hosts, all direct descendants of the very story you journey through, will mingle during dinner.

IS THE SHOW SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN?

Our show has been enjoyed by many families. It is suitable to children of all ages. There is some mild violent/loud scenes as two brothers heatedly discuss the way forward. We suggest to our families to brief the children on what they are about to watch and that it is an historical re-enactment that depicts the conflict surrounding the British and Aboriginal meeting for the first time. Contact us if you want to discuss this further.

IS THERE ACCESS FOR WHEELCHAIRS/STROLLERS?

Yes, the full site is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Hosts will guide you to your seat throughout the live theatre show.

WHAT IF I DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH?

We do have translated theatre guides that provide an overview of the evening, the characters and Aboriginal elements of the show.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Please see our location and directions.
Transfers are also available:
GOLD COAST: Star Casino at 5pm; Novotel Surfers Paradise at 5.15pm
BRISBANE: Wheel of Brisbane at 4.55pm; Pullman King George Square at 5.10pm

IS THERE A CAFÉ ONSITE?

Yes, if you visit us during the day you’ll enjoy the tranquil surroundings of our open-air Queenslander café with home-style cooking, baked treats and specialty coffee, teas.

BESIDES THE NIGHT SHOW, WHAT DO YOU OFFER DURING THE DAY?

Our Welcome to Country Aboriginal Experience with Morning Tea is the perfect way to participate in all aspects of traditional Aboriginal life with your very own Aboriginal guide.

DO YOU HAVE WHEELCHAIRS?

Yes. Please advise at time of booking if you require a wheelchair.

  • "Cannot recommend this highly enough. The show was very informative. The food was fabulous, even tried kangaroo, crocodile and emu. If you do one thing whilst in Queensland I would do this"Trip Advisor, September 2019

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  • "What a wonderful night, thank you to all the amazing cast that took us inside the history of their families and their land. I will definitely be back and I cannot recommend this enough, whether you’re Australian or a visitor you have to go and experience this evening."Trip Advisor, September 2019

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  • "Such an amazing thing to do while spending time on the Gold Coast. Such a beautiful way to show some insight into Aboriginal culture. A great way to learn more about the original people of this land and some of what they experience. " TripAdvisor, September 2019

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  • "What an amazing night !! Thank you. As soon as we walked in the door .. was brilliant!! What an amazing team (all ages) felt like I was living it with all the ancestors. Touched my heart ! Will be an experience that I will carry with me forever!" TripAdvisor, September 2019

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  • "Great show. Entertaining, informative and real. The stories told of Aboriginal history in the area were well done. Dinner was delicious as well and plenty of food." TripAdvisor, September 2019

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