Spirits of the Red Sand

Two Indigenous Australians around a campfire. Reenacting cultural stories and traditions for Spirits of the Red Sands

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The Spirits of the Red Sand is located within the Beenleigh Historic Village at Beenleigh. A uniting drama about how two cultures came together to form the great nation of Australia!

Shows are available nightly (excluding Christmas Day). Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start. Bookings are essential. Tweet
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Location

The Spirits of the Red Sand is located halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, at Beenleigh.

To get there from Brisbane, follow the signs to the Pacific Motorway and the Gold Coast. Take Exit 35 and follow Main Street Beenleigh South off-ramp to Beenleigh Historic Village.

To get there from the Gold Coast, follow the signs to the Pacific Motorway and Brisbane. Take Exit 35 and follow Main Street Beenleigh South off-ramp to Beenleigh Historic Village.

A Unique Experience

Connect with Aboriginal culture like never before! The Spirits of the Red Sand is an interactive evening of Aboriginal Culture and local Australian cuisine.

Offering a moving-theatre style entertainment and dining experience, the 2.5-hour performance combines story-telling, theatre; music, dance and traditional chanting to bring alive the action and transport the audience back in time.

Guests are invited to follow the Storyteller through diverse sets including bushland, an early settlers’ village and a pre-colonial Aboriginal community, while listening to the true story of three Aboriginal brothers as they journey from Dreamtime to 1800’s Australia.

As part of the Spirits of the Red Sands experience, guests are treated to a delicious three course meal of local Australian cuisine

Traditional Activities

Dreamtime beliefs

Stories of the creation of all things. Why traditions are set and the importance of each tradition within everyday Aboriginal life.

Mirigan Village:

Smoking ceremony

An action of cleansing the spiritual man by passing through the smoke of fire.

Corroboree

Dance, celebration, story-sharing and communication.

The tradition of culture:

Gunya

Traditionally constructed pre-European huts from paper bark.

Fire-lighting

Traditional practises for fire-lighting.

Clothing

A blend of both traditional and turn of the century clothing worn.

Hunting

A display of instruments and implements used in hunting, cooking and healing within the settlement.

Funeral Ceremony

The materials and practices used to send the departed back to the spirit world.

The Show

Guests are invited to follow the journey on foot, through the Historic Village and to five diverse and beautiful sets:

  1. Theatre One (In the Beginning)
  2. The Church (Clash of Beliefs)
  3. Aboriginal Village (Lost in our own Land)
  4. Town Centre (Rations)
  5. Rainforest Walk (Rainforest of Dreams)
  6. Theatre Three (Lost Dreams)
  7. Restaurant (Dinner & Farewell)

Tickets & Packages

You can purchase tickets for the Spirit of the Red Sands online

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