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'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.
Time: 11am daily
Where: Dreamworld Corroboree (Map Ref. D2)
Times subject to change without notice, please check showtimes on arrival.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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