Spirits of the Red Sand are diligent about following the latest advice set by Queensland Health and the Australian and Queensland Government.

We are following our COVID-Safe Plans including:


Latest Update – Thursday 1 April 2021

While the Greater Brisbane lockdown has finished, there are some key measures that remain in place and it’s essential they are followed until Thursday 15 April:

  • In Queensland, you can leave your home for any purpose
  • You’ll be able to travel around Australia, though some states have restrictions in place
  • Masks must be carried at all times when outside of your home or accommodation, and must be worn indoors.
  • Gatherings in private residences (including accommodation) are limited to 30 persons in total, including the people who live there/are staying there. Accommodation providers must only allow the number of people permitted to occupy the premise under a booking to remain overnight.

Must follow the rules outlined in the Restrictions on Businesses, Activities and Undertakings Direction including:

  • One person per 2 square metres for restricted businesses, including churches and nightclubs (both seated) and gyms.
  • Restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs can only open for seated eating and drinking, no standing or dancing allowed. All hospitality businesses must keep an electronic customer register.


  • 100% capacity in stadiums and performance venues that are ticketed and seated.
  • Large outdoor events of 1500 or more people can proceed with a Covid Safe Plan. Those with less than 1500 people can proceed with a Covid Safe Checklist.

Latest Update – Monday 29 March 2021

Spirits of the Red Sand is temporarily closed due to the Greater Brisbane lockdown and the huge disruption this has caused to all our Easter guests. We will reopen on Tuesday 6 April.  Our reservations and marketing teams are open Tue 30 Mar; Wed 31 Mar; Thur 1 Apr.  Closed Fri 2 April; Sat 3 Apr; Sun 4 Apr; Mon 5 Apr.  To contact us, please call 1300 259 016; 07 3801 8198 or email enquiries@spiritsredsand.com or FB message us at @spiritsredsand

For urgent enquiries outside of office hours, please text +61 490 162 052

Travel restrictions

From 5pm 29 March 2021, people who have been in the greater Brisbane region since the 20 March 2021 will be subject to home confinement restrictions. The impacted Local Government Areas are City of Brisbane; City of Ipswich; Logan City; Moreton Bay Region; Redland City.

Anyone who has been in these areas on or since 20 March must follow the restrictions listed below.

Masks for Queensland (all of Queensland including Greater Brisbane)
  • You must carry a face mask with you at all times when you leave home, unless you have a lawful reason not to.
  • You must wear a mask in indoor spaces.
  • It is strongly recommended you wear a mask when outdoors if you are unable to stay more than 1.5m distance from other people, such as busy walkways and thoroughfares.
  • Masks do not need to be worn in some circumstances, including children under 12 years, where people have certain medical conditions, and in workplaces where it is not safe to do so.
  • You can remove your masks to consume food or drink.

*Strenuous exercise is exercise in or above the aerobic zone including high-intensity interval training, cycling, running.

Restricted areas movements – in and out

  • People in the impacted local government areas (LGAs) will be required to stay at home except for essential reasons.
  • Individuals are able to leave the Greater Brisbane area to return to their home outside of Greater Brisbane or for essential reasons (see below) but must continue to follow the lockdown rules.
  • Anyone who was in Greater Brisbane on or since 20 March but has since left must follow the same lockdown rules as for Greater Brisbane.
  • People can enter Greater Brisbane to transit through Brisbane airport.
  • Gatherings

    • Visitors at private residences limited to two per day.
    • A person who owns, controls or operates a premises, other than a residence, must not allow organise or allow a gathering to occur on the premises.
  • Weddings and funerals

    • Weddings (ceremony) – maximum of 10 people, including celebrant and witnesses.
    • Funerals – maximum of 20 people, excluding officials.

    Because of restrictions on non-essential businesses, wedding reception or other events post weddings and funerals should be postponed.

  • Non-essential businesses, activities and undertakings

    A person who owns, controls or operates a non-essential business, activity or undertaking in an impacted area, including operating at a private residence, must not operate the business, activity or undertaking, with limited exceptions.

    • Cafes, pubs and restaurants no dine in customers – takeaway allowed.
    • Boot camps and personal training to two people outdoors (including the trainer), with physical distancing observed.
    • Social sport is permitted, such as golf and tennis, limited to two people outdoors, with physical distancing observed.
    • Community facilities to remain open for the purpose of hosting essential voluntary or public services, such as food banks or homeless services. Community facilities may continue to operate if they provide formal out of school hours care. Physical distancing must be observed to the extent possible.
    • Food markets and farmers markets to continue to operate.
    • Real estate auctions and open house inspections to private appointments only.

Latest Update – 22 March 2021

Travel restrictions

Queensland’s borders are currently open to visitors from all parts of Australia. There are no declared hotspots and the Border Declaration Pass system is not active.

The New Zealand Safe Travel zone is currently closed for New Zealand travellers entering Queensland. Travellers coming on ‘green flights’ from New Zealand into other states of Australia can travel to Queensland once they have been in Australia for 14 days. See the Public Health Direction for information and FAQs.

  • Outdoor events with fewer than 500 people per day can occur without:
  • A business may allow one person per two square metres or up to 100% of seated venue capacity where patrons are ticketed and in allocated seating.
  • Caravan and campgrounds are no longer a restricted business, activity or undertaking and can now operate without occupant density requirements or an Industry Plan. However, they must continue to collect contact information and increased cleaning of shared facilities is encouraged.

Camping in national parks and forests is very popular, so visitors wanting to camp should book at spot at Queensland National Parks

  • Open air stadiums can have 100% seated capacity (with COVID Safe plans in place, and where patrons are ticked and in allocated seating).

Tourism and events businesses can continue to operate under

and further information about existing or revoked Public Health Directions is available on the

Cancellation Policy:

To help you with your travel plans amidst the constant border opening changes, we are offering a 100% money back flexible cancellation policy up to 24 hours in advance so that you can book your experience with the confidence that if your plans change, you are covered.

Please review your pre-show emails for further details on how we will be implementing these COVID changes and contact us if you’d like further information on our COVID SAFE plans, trainings or certifications.

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on enquiries@spiritsredsand.com 

Review the COVID Safe Industry Plan for tourism experiences here. And for events here.



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