- Enjoy a 2.5 hour interactive Indigenous Australian cultural experience
- Embark on an immersive journey based on true Aboriginal and British historical events
- Participate in a traditional Aboriginal welcome ceremony
- Journey back to the beginning of 18th-century Australia with authentic sets
- Enjoy Chargrilled BBQ Australian dinner buffet feast with desserts
- Licensed bar available
- Water, Coffee, Tea, Hot chocolate & Lemon Myrtle tea included
- Make your own way to Spirits of the Red Sands or transfers included from select central locations in Brisbane and the Gold Coast
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 newest and most spectacularinteractive 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. Learn the history of this time and discover how two cultures came together to form this nation.
You'll journey back in time to the 1800's, immersing yourself in the rich, sometimes saddening history of Australia and will get to enjoy 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 with complete with authentic Gunyah (Aboriginal hut) dwellings, this 2.5 show is truly immersive.
Walk through various interactive scenes as live theatre tells the story of Jarrah and his brothers and experience the culture and tradition it envokes.
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.
Are you ready? Let the show begin.
All of the shows 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.
5.30pm – Site and bar opens.
6.15pm - Self-Drive guests arrive and ticketing is conducted. Enjoy some drinks as you prepare for a night of culture and learning.
6.30-7.30pm - Live Theatre Show begins. Embark on a journey through Aboriginal Australian history told through powerful storytelling.
7.30-8.15pm - Enjoy a tasty 3 course char-grilled buffet dinner.
8.30pm - Depart. Enjoy a transfer back to your accommodation or chat about the show as you make your own way home.
Dinner (vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free options available):
Hot Damper with dipping oils and bush dukkah
Hearty Australian-style Char-grilled Buffet. Choose from beef, lamb, fish or chicken (or sample them all!) cooked to perfection on our char-grill and infused with our signature bush rub
Served with baked potatoes, seasonal salads and winter vegetables, along with a choice of indigenous inspired chutneys and sauces
Tropical fresh fruit platter and fresh cream
Lemon Myrtle Cheesecake or Pavlova
If you're feeling adventurous, try a tasting skewer of emu, crocodile and kangaroo with char-grilled veggies.
Vegan/vegetarians can enjoy:
Gluten free option. Please advise other dietary requirements when you book.
Transfers from select hotels in Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast and Brisbane are included. There is also free onsite parking available. Please note all Self-Drive guests must arrive by 6.15pm for 6.30pm show.
Spirits of the Red Sand is located halfway between Gold Coast and Brisbane at the Beenleigh Historical Village. It is 30 minutes from Brisbane City and Airport and 40 minutes from Gold Coast City and Airport.