Spirits of the Red Sand is an Aboriginal live theatre experience including dinner. Journey from Dreamtime to the 1800s through song, dance and storytelling.
Child 5-9yrs $25
Youth 10-15yrs $65
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
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
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.
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.
Yes. When you book you can specify if you want vegan, vegetarian, coeliac, lactose free, any allergies etc.
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.
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)
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.
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.
• 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
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.
Yes, you can purchase pre-theatre show drinks from 5.30pm. Bar is open during dinner.
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.
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.
Bring your digital devices as we encourage photography and videography so you can share your memories. Remember to #spiritsredsand.com
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.
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.
Yes, the full site is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Hosts will guide you to your seat throughout the live theatre show.
We do have translated theatre guides that provide an overview of the evening, the characters and Aboriginal elements of the show.
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
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.
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.
Yes. Please advise at time of booking if you require a wheelchair.
"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
" 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
"Everyone must do this experience! It was such an emotional and educational evening, hearing the stories of the colonial era in Australia’s history. The story was told with raw emotion, truth and respect for all. The actors were fantastic, the food was delicious and to have the opportunity to talk with the cast afterward and hear where Australia is now was priceless... Spectacular!" TripAdvisor, November 2019
"From the beginning to the end was excellent very professional heart felt show , very informative and moving so invaluable to listen to truth. Dinner was delicious very good value." TripAdvisor, November 2019