Dreamworld brings the world’s oldest culture to life through modern technology
New immersive Corroboree virtual reality experience now available
Immerse yourself in a world of Indigenous storytelling, song and dance as Dreamworld’s all new virtual reality Corroboree experience brings the world’s oldest culture to life right before your eyes.
The first of its kind on the planet and featuring 360degree viewing, Corroboree VR takes you inside the inner cultural sanctum of a local Indigenous family, with Elders and parents teaching weapon making, basket and string making, traditional dance and body painting to the younger members of their tribe.
The production was directed by local Yugambeh member Luther Cora and features local stories and songs performed by traditional families and dancers from the Gold Coast.
Corroboree VR is now available free to Dreamworld guests ages 13 and over at Dreamworld Corroboree, limited numbers per session.
This is the second application of home-grown virtual reality technology applied to the Dreamworld’s attractions with the park now trialling the VR thrill ride SkyRider on the Mick Doohan Motocoaster.
An Australian theme park first, DREAMWORLD CORROBOREE is an interactive walk-through experience celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, wildlife and stories. As guests make their way through CORROBOREE, they will learn about traditional stories associated with key animal exhibits and have the opportunity to try hands-on activities including fire making, cultural weapons demonstration and music making.
The central focal point of DREAMWORLD CORROBOREE is a replicated ‘humpy’ called the Bullumm Theatre featuring a film on 'The Creation Story of the Gold Coast. A story gifted to Dreamworld by NAIDOC Female Elder of 2014, Aunty Patricia O'Connor of the Yugambeh Language People. Inside the Bullumm Theatre you will find extensive information on culture including a digital dot painting activity, and a floor map of the Indigenous tribal boundaries throughout Australia.
Throughout DREAMWORLD CORROBOREE Australia’s unique and beautiful wildlife is immortalised in commissioned Indigenous artwork that is showcased throughout the area as part of the experience and storytelling.
Seven years in the making, DREAMWORLD CORROBOREE has been created with invaluable assistance and approval from 51 individuals and 22 Indigenous tribes. lncluding:
- Kamilaroi Mob of South-Western Queensland
- Savannah Ewamian, Western Yalanji, Mamu Ngadjon and Rainforest Peoples of Northern Queensland
- Nyikina People of the Kimberley region
- Kooma Mob of Western Queensland
- Moon-Bird People of Tasmania
- People of the Torres Strait Islands
- Yugambeh Language Group of the Gold Coast and surrounds
Experience the legends of the Dreamtime only at Dreamworld Corroboree. Its our humble contribution to Australia's on-going journey of reconciliation.
Dreamworld Corroboree APP
Download the Dreamworld Corroboree app to learn more about Corroboree.
Dreamworld Corroboree showcases the world's oldest living culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through stories about the wildlife.
This app will provide you with:
- How to get to Dreamworld Corroboree (once you are within Dreamworld)
- Provides you with translated information to learn more about the wildlife and our cultural stories that you will experience within the precinct
- Provide you with access to purchase animal encounters, for example to cuddle a Koala
Dreamworld's Corroboree is one of the largest native wildlife parks in South East Queensland with 100's of native animals including the second largest koala population, the only non-government Queensland Bilby breeding program in the world and the world's largest captive population of Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroos. Cuddle a koala, wander with the wombats, roam with the Kangaroos, walk amongst the birds, get up close to the big crocs and maybe even shear a sheep. It's the very best of Australia, all in one great location.
Koala (Borobi) Talk
Time: 11am daily
Where: Dreamworld Corroboree (Map Ref. 20)
Times subject to change without notice, please check showtimes on arrival.
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Australian Sheep Shearing Show
Visit the Dreamworld Woolshed for unique Australian culture and some good old fashioned fair dinkum fun! The Woolshed is home to a variety of farm yard animals and the Australian Sheep Shearing show where true blue Aussie shearers demonstrate life on an Australian farm.
Creation Story of the Gold Coast
The birds, animals and creatures of the sea went to war with each other. The battle ended with an enormous flood of water and blood that flattened the country around the Gold Coast. The creatures returned to their new homes. Peace returned. The old spirit reminds us that greed and envy can lead to death and destruction.
Cultural Weapons Presentation
Learn about the tools that helped the Aboriginal Australian's survive in the harshest continent for over 50,000 years such as; boomerangs, shields and spears. Find out what they were made of, how they were made and how they were used. Have a go at throwing a spear (bamboo stick) yourself.
Traditional Music Presentation
Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island musical instruments. Listen to the beat of the thrum, the rattle of the kulups and the crack of the murrups. Listen to the beat of the tap sticks and the haunting sounds of the didgeridoo. Learn how they are made and what they are made from.
Make Fire Presentation
Watch how fire is made using the age-old method of rubbing two sticks together. Learn about what woods were used and how they were prepared.
Cultural Face Painting
Immerse yourself in the mystery and history of the world’s oldest culture through their art. Learn what ochre is including how colour is applied on the body for ceremonial purposes and in painting rock art and canvas. Learn the meaning of symbols and why Aboriginal art has stayed on cave walls for so long.
YUGAMBEH MUSEUM AND DREAMWORLD WIN THE PREMIER'S AWARD FOR RECONCILIATION
The Rainforest area is the entrance into Dreamworld Corroboree. This area is home to many rainforest species including the Cassowary and Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroos. A boardwalk decorated with colourful totems and rock art leads guests to a 10,000 year old 'midden'. At the end of the walk, guests will find our traditional weapons demonstration area where everyone can try their hand at age-old skills of survival. The Rainforest landscape is home to Uncle Ernie of the Mamu Ngadjon jii Mob from the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland.
The Woodlands is the natural home of the koala. Walking into this area guests can visit Dreamworld's Corroboree Theatre, the ‘humpy’ or join the Yarning Circle where Indigenous Interpretation Officers demonstrate music and fire making. Guests can connect with koalas, baby crocs and snakes in this area and walk among free roaming kangaroos. Explore the diversity of Aboriginal culture through carved totems of the Kamilaroi Mob, Uncle Marshall Bell.
One of the most forbidding ecosystems in Australia is the arid outback landscape. Guests will discover bilbies, red kangaroos, emus, reptiles and dingoes.
The Wetlands is home to the Torres Strait Islander Mob and features a boardwalk over several water enclosures with freshwater crocodiles, turtles, wetland birds and Dreamworld’s famous saltwater crocs, Goliath and Matilda. Guests can watch the Croc Feeding Presentation or have a bite to eat themselves as traditional bush tucker samples are offered at Kai-Kai Café. The café is proudly supported by the Achieving Results Through Indigenous Education (ARTIE) Academy in honour of Rugby League legend, Arthur Beetson. Next to the railway station, guests will find Bunya Traders where they can pick-up Dreamworld Corroboree merchandise and authentic Aboriginal artefacts.
Dreamworld’s tigers are ambassadors for their wild cousins. Dreamworld is your connection to ensure the majestic tiger will continue to survive in the wild. We have partnered with other wild tiger conservation organisations; 21st Century Tiger, Fauna and Flora International and The Phoenix Fund to fund anti-poaching efforts, uncover networks of illegal poaching and provide education programs for people co-existing with tigers in their natural habitat.
By adopting any of Dreamworld’s tigers you will help us direct essential support to bring wild tigers back from the brink of extinction.
The Cassowary is a living dinosaur. It is Australia’s heaviest flightless bird that is iconic to North Queensland. This bird is a key seed dispersant for the World Heritage rainforests of North Queensland, spreading the seeds of rainforest trees. A number of factors affect Cassowary survival. The major threats include the loss, fragmentation and modification of habitat, vehicle strikes, dog attacks, human interactions, pigs, disease and natural catastrophic events.
It is estimated that only 1,500 are left in Australia.
By adopting Dreamworld’s Cassowary you help protect habitat and a monitoring program (counting) in the wild.
The Red kangaroo is the world’s largest kangaroo. They live in family groups called Mobs. They live up to 15 years and males can grow as tall as a human. Red kangaroos are capable of conserving enough water and selecting enough fresh vegetation to survive in an arid environment.
By adopting Dreamworld’s Red kangaroo you will be assisting smaller marsupials who live in the arid regions of Australia.
This popular apex predator of Australia is a living dinosaur. This reptile was heavily shot to the brink of extinction and now 30 years later we are only seeing their numbers coming back to historic numbers. Dreamworld exhibits both Saltwater and Freshwater crocodiles at Dreamworld Corroboree.
By adopting Dreamworld’s Crocodile you will help in monitoring crocodile movement, education on the dangers of crocodiles in North Queensland and research into the effects on climate change (changes in temperature could result in increased population and movement further south).
The Tasmanian devil is the world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial.
The wild Tasmanian devil has been decimated by a disease called Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). Dreamworld is part of an Australasian Captive Breeding Program to hold an insurance population in case they go extinct in the wild.
By adopting Dreamworld’s Tasmanian devil you will assist in raising funds for research to address this terrible disease that is affecting our Tasmanian devils in the wild.
Dreamworld's Common wombats are ambassadors for their wild relatives raising much needed funds for research. There are less than 150 Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats left on the planet. Dreamworld's Common wombats have come to us as orphans from the wild in Tasmania. The name "wombat" comes from the now nearly extinct Dharug Language spoken by the Aboriginal Dharug People who originally inhabited the Sydney area.
By adopting Dreamworld’s common Wombats you will assist to raise funds for research projects including; Trowunna Wildlife Park's Wombat Breeding, Conservation and Research Program into genetic diversity of Common wombats in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.
The Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo is a new species introduced into the Dreamworld wildlife family. They are uniquely Queensland. It is unusual in the mammal world in that a perfectly adapted terrestrial species at some point in its evolutionary history ascended the tree. It is estimated less than 10,000 remain in the wild. Work is done in increasing awareness of Tree kangaroos and their threats (dogs and cars).
By adopting Dreamworld’s Tree kangaroo you will be helping us to support organisations such as the Tree Roo Rescue and Conservation Centre (TRRACC) who rescue and rehabilitate orphaned, injured or displaced tree kangaroos back into the wild.
The Queensland bilby population is the most threatened and genetically distinct population in Australia. 'Prince George' the bilby has become the hero of the Save the Bilby Fund which has built a fenced area in the wild to protect bilbies from feral animals and dangerous predators enabling them to live and breed in safety. Dreamworld takes the lead in the captive breed for release program for this iconic species. With only 400-600 estimated bilbies remaining in the wild, this rare and endangered species needs your help.
By adopting Dreamworld's Bilby you will help to prevent bilbies from becoming extinct.
Dreamworld Corroboree is home to the second largest koala conservation colony in the world. We have a self-sustaining koala population that has a high genetic value.
The Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF) works collaboratively on numerous education and awareness campaigns to help protect the last remaining habitat for this iconic Australian marsupial. DWF has funded the Koala Land project to explore ways of creating a sustainable future for koalas on the Koala Coast of South East Queensland. This project sets out achievable solutions for rebuilding wild koala populations.
By adopting a Dreamworld koala you are helping to save their cousins in the wild.
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Our animals come to you! Unique Australian wildlife encounters offer the ultimate experience at your workplace or event. A Dreamworld Wildlife Officer will visit on-site to deliver an exclusive and life memorable experience for your guests. By booking this mobile experience you will be helping save our Wildlife. For pricing enquiries please email [email protected] or phone (07) 5588 1184