The first of its kind in Australia, you'll enter the world of the Aboriginal up-close and personal with this live theatre show and dinner experience. A local guide escorts you by coach to the 'village' for an immersive evening that begins with Dreamtime - the handing down of all knowledge for Australia's indigenous people ... More info ›
The first of its kind in Australia, you'll enter the world of the Aboriginal up-close and personal with this live theatre show and dinner experience. A local guide escorts you by coach to the 'village' for an immersive evening that begins with Dreamtime - the handing down of all knowledge for Australia's indigenous people. Journey from Dreamtime to the Australia of the 1800s. Set within a 19th Century authentic Australian village complete with the largest ever Pre-European Aboriginal village, the storyteller weaves the dramatic story of Jarrah and his brothers. The uniting story is brought to life via a cast of direct descendants of the very story you'll be walking through - you're right amongst it. See powerful cultural performances as you move through each set and witness how two cultures come together to form a nation. After the show you'll get to mix and mingle with the cast over a hearty Australian-style Char-grilled buffet dinner. Then it's a quick transfer home.
After select hotel pickups, you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach to Spirits of the Red Sand Village. Located halfway between Brisbane and Gold Coast about 40 minutes from each city. En route, your guide prepares you with an informative build-up in anticipation of an authentic Aboriginal and Australian heritage evening and shares background stories on the main characters. There's time to purchase a drink or snack at the bar before the show starts. Hear an eerie bull-roarer, the signalling of an ancient Aboriginal initiation ceremony and the start of the show, before you enter and experience the Dreamtime (the passing down of knowledge by the ancestors) by a proud descendant of Australia's ancient culture.
From here you'll journey into the Australia of the 1800s, moving from set to set in this live theatre experience. Find yourself in a church, walk through the streets of an authentic 19th Century Australian village to enter the largest ever Pre-European Aboriginal village.
Sitting around the crackling open fires you'll meet Jarrah and his brothers and witness first hand the struggle as two cultures come together to form a nation.
Engaging all your senses you'll interact with the story as told through the eyes of the storyteller. Between each set is a powerful cultural performance. At the finale, you'll start to smell the hearty Char-grilled buffet dinner as piping hot damper breads await you. Choose from beef, lamb, chicken or fish (or sample them all!) cooked to perfection on the char-grill, served with baked potatoes, seasonal salads or winter vegetables, and for dessert - a tropical fruit platter and Lemon Myrtle cheesecake. Tea, coffee and water is available, along with a licensed bar. During dinner a highlight will be to mix and mingle with the cast of the show, learn about their life now and how they came to be involved. After dinner and some retail therapy, your driver guide transfers you back to your select pick up location.