How do you share the story of the world’s oldest indigenous culture? By stepping into the heart of it.
Spirits of the Red Sand is a unique live show that takes you on a journey through time – from the Dreaming to European settlement.
The evening performance takes place at the Aboriginal Village – a heritage theme park in Beenleigh.
It’s an eye-opening pilgrimage through Australia’s past – as an indigenous Storyteller leads you from scene to scene, with heritage buildings as ‘sets’ for the actors.
New Zealand-born Mike Tamaki plays a ‘fire and brimstone preacher in the play – but he’s also the founder of this thought-provoking experience.
“I guess – 40 years of working in the tourism industry, specializing in developing indigenous products, has really brought me here,” says Mike.
“And I thought – how appropriate it would be to do something amazing with what’s considered the oldest continuous indigenous culture in the world.”
The performance features young First Nation actors, impassioned to share the story of their people’s past and culture.
And Spirits of the Red Sand is more than just food for thought. While guests get caught up in the unfolding drama, the kitchen team create a lavish 3-course dinner featuring bush tucker flavours.
Book for Spirits of the Red Sand and connect with culture in Queensland in this extended Year of the Indigenous Tourism.