Five Indigenous experiences on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is home to an incredible wealth of Indigenous culture and history, and we want to help you find it.

Experiences vary from observing native Australian wildlife, displays of Aboriginal history and culture, Indigenous song, dance and storytelling and much more are all available right here on the Gold Coast.

We’ve created a list of five Indigenous experiences on the Gold Coast for those with a love for learning about the history and culture of the land we live on today.

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Undertake a journey throughout Tallebudgera Creek and Burleigh Headland with the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre as you tour through locations with incredible stories and history. This experience grants people the opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal culture and history and hear the Dreamtime stories of Jellurgal from a traditional land owner.

The Jellurgal Walkabout tour runs once per week on a Thursday from 10am and are priced at $39 for an adult and $20 for a child. The Jellurgal Journey tour is also available for private bookings only for $69 for an adult and $49 for a child.

Bookings can be made online here.

Tropical Fruit World

Tropical Fruit World is a family owned heritage business that seeks to educate, share and unlock nature’s secrets with visitors, community and family alike. Join guides for a tour around the farm and learn about the native fruits from our land and their connection to local Indigenous peoples.

The Farm Tour has a duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes and can be booked here from $29.

Dreamworld Corroboree

Dreamworld Corroboree offers a unique experience with a multitude of native Australian animals where people can get an up-close experience and gain a new appreciation for these critters and our land. Observe animals such as bilbies, dingos, kangaroos, koalas, eagles, wombats and more.

Some of the Dreamworld Corroboree attractions are temporarily closed, visit here for updates.

You can access this Dreamworld precinct with any Dreamworld pass and can purchase passes online here.

Spirits of the Red Sand

Experience Aboriginal stories and culture performed through ancient storytelling with Spirits of the Red Sand. This powerful performance brings audience members a true story told through a transforming set used to display an 18th Century Australian town.

This experience includes a performance, Indigenous songs and dances, a three course meal and a meet and greet with cast and crew.

Book online here. Kids go free.

Yugambeh Museum

The Yugambeh Museum brings community together with their records and display of traditional knowledge of our region, especially the Yugambeh language. The museum collaborates with other communities throughout the state to bring an educational experience Australians wanting to learn more about our country and aboriginal history.

Visit the Yugambeh Museum in Beenleigh and find more info here.

Spirits of the Red Sand image (bottom right) supplied by Tourism and Events Queensland.

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