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Spirits of the Red Sand Aboriginal Theatre Show and Dinner

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    After hotel pickups, you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach to Spirits of the Red Sand Village, located halfway between Brisbane and Gold Coast and about 40 minutes from each city. En route, a 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 signaling 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. 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 bread awaits 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 are 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 pickup location (if pickup option selected).
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    Reviewed yesterday

    The show was really great and the food we had was also really good quality, plenty of it and nice and fresh. The 2 young people in the show were amazing, so proud of who they are. Congratulations to all involved.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jean W
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Thanks for an amazing dinner and show! The food was absolutely delicious, the meat was cooked perfectly and the bbq sauce went so well with it. Also really enjoyed the starter of Australian meats, was quite fun to eat. The show itself was very entertaining,...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank bella040506
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This is a very entertaining show. It’s well put together & keeps you engaged the whole time. It is a confronting story (however it’s true), very sad hearing about the things that happened in our history, but essential also. It is really cool how 7...More

    Thank B_B_Hugo
    Spiritsredsand, Front Office Manager at Spirits of the Red Sand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Yura, We are glad to hear that we kept you entertained and engaged. We truly thank you for your support and your kind words that will help encourage others to come and experience Spirits of the Red Sand. Thank you for taking the time to...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    What an absolutely amazing experience had by our family of 7. This performance was something to behold and something we will remember for a very long time. The food was great and the staff were even more so. They learnt that it was our sons...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Fambam8879
    Spiritsredsand, Front Office Manager at Spirits of the Red Sand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Yura Gardner Family, That is so wonderful to hear I'm so glad you enjoyed your evening with us, it was such a pleasure to meet yourself and your beautiful family. I will pass on your compliments to all the staff. Thank you so much for...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    If you are near here you would be doing yourself an injustice by not checking this place out if you're at all interested in history. Myself and my family 2 daughters 19 & 15 had a great time. Very interactive, great sad story, oh and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank TSHERR19
    Spiritsredsand, Front Office Manager at Spirits of the Red Sand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Yura, Thank you so much for sharing your experience, we're glad we were able to please an otherwise fussy eater.. The meal is certainly devine. The village is open during the day to view if you ever decide to come back. Have a fantastic weekend....More

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