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Enjoy a 2 hr 30 min interactive roving live theatre Indigenous Australian cultural experience
Embark on an immersive journey based on true Aboriginal & British historical events
Watch performances from the number 1 Aboriginal Dance Troupe
Participate in a traditional Aboriginal welcome ceremony
Enjoy a hearty Australian 3-course dinner & dessert – try kangaroo, crocodile & emu
Access to an onsite bar for drink purchases
- Drink purchases from the bar
Why Do We Love This
This experience gives travellers the chance to learn about British and Aboriginal history through powerful storytelling, which we think is a pretty great idea. This is also one of the first experiences in Australia offering an interactive and eye-opening journey into Aboriginal culture, which is amazing!
What to Expect
This is Australia's most spectacular interactive Aboriginal cultural live theatre show and dining experience. The first of its type in Australia, this interactive and informative show is an immersive experience that will both educate and enlighten you.
This is your chance to experience an evening of powerful storytelling and unique Aboriginal rituals and learn a little more about the formation of 21st-century Australia.
You'll journey back in time to the 1800s, immersing yourself in Australia's rich, sometimes saddening history and enjoying a delicious char-grilled feast at the same time.
Engaging all the senses through light and audio installations, the live-moving theatre experience is brought to life by a cast of 18 direct descendants of the very story you'll be walking through. Told by Jarrah, the only surviving member of three Aboriginal brothers, the story will take you through some of history's main events of the time.
Throughout the show, move between different sets and find yourself transported back in time. Find yourself in the darkened theatre of the Dreamtime, then a church, a jail and more. Set within a real 19th-Century Australian town with a church, pub, and indigenous village complete with authentic Gunyah (Aboriginal hut) dwellings, this 2 hrs 30 min show is genuinely immersive.
This is a uniting story of how two cultures come together to form a nation, and you'll get to connect with Aboriginal culture like never before.
All of the show's Aboriginal actors are direct descendants of Australian Aboriginal tribes, and their families experienced many of the events they bring to life in the show. Once the show has finished, there'll be the chance to speak with performers about the stories and history they have shown you as the cast mix and mingle with you during dinner.
The tour departs from the meeting point at 205 Main Street, Beenleigh, Queensland.
Frequently Asked Questions
Bring your digital devices as the cast encourage photography and your questions as this is a completely interactive experience.
Wear casual clothes with flat closed-in footwear (keep cool in summer and rug up in winter).
Enter into your GPS or Google maps, Beenleigh Historical Village, 205 Main Street, Beenleigh, or follow these directions:
Directions from Brisbane: Take the M1 South. Take Exit 35 South onto 94 towards Beenleigh and Main Street. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Rochester Drive towards Beenleigh and Mount Warren Park. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Main Street. The destination will be on your left.
Directions from Gold Coast: Take the M1 North. Take Exit 35 South onto 94 towards Main Street. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rochester Drive towards Beenleigh and Mount Warren Park. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Main Street. The destination will be on your left.
There’s plenty of free parking on-site.
The experience is located inside a historical village – a replica of an Australian township from the 1800s with historical buildings you can wander through. Visit an 1800s lolly shop, school, blacksmith and even a jail. There’s a tiny donation required for this part of the experience; ask for details if you are interested.
The show is 100% on each night and is not dependent upon the weather. In the case of light rain, guests will be given umbrellas and ponchos, and there will be no change to the sets. In the case of heavy rain, certain open-air sets will be changed out to 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, or chicken cooked to perfection and infused with a 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
If you're feeling adventurous, try a tasting skewer of emu, crocodile and kangaroo with char-grilled veggies.
Yes. When you book, you can specify if you want vegan, vegetarian, coeliac, lactose-free, any allergies etc.
Yes, you can purchase pre-theatre show drinks from 5.30 pm. The bar is also open during dinner.
Many families have enjoyed the show, which is suitable for children of all ages. However, there are some mild violent/loud scenes as two brothers heatedly discuss the way forward. It's suggested that families brief the children on what they are about to watch and that it is a historical re-enactment that depicts the conflict surrounding the British and Aboriginal meeting for the first time.
Yes, the full site is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Hosts will guide you to your seat throughout the live theatre show.
All guests must arrive between 6.00-6.15 pm for ticketing. Pre-show entertainment starts at 6.15 pm
The show is 100% on each night,and is not dependent upon weather
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
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