• Dreamworld Chief Executive Officer Craig Davidson opens Dreamworld Corroboree.
Australia's premier theme park on the Gold Coast has opened a new attraction called Dreamworld Corroboree today.
By
David Liddle

Source:
NITV News
12 Dec 2013 - 5:05 PM  UPDATED 12 Dec 2013 - 6:42 PM

Dreamworld is the first fun park to have a dedicated space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

About 100 people attended the official opening of Dreamworld Corroboree, including local Yugambeh traditional owners, Dreamworld Corroboree staff and Gold Coast business leaders.

Dreamworld Chief Executive Officer Craig Davidson says the exhibit will share Aboriginal culture with their visitors through stories, dance, song, art and animals.

"It's about how we get this immersion and interpretation and connection through stories, and we’ve got that in a unique park environment and I think the fact that we have many guests, over one and a half million guests, coming to Dreamworld every year means that we have great exposure for our guests to come through and understand and learn a lot more about Indigenous culture," said Mr Davidson.

After seven years of planning, today’s significant launch will give international visitors the opportunity to explore Aboriginal culture.

Dreamworld Corroboree's Indigenous staff will perform face painting with ochre, spear throwing and fire making to appeal to tourists.

As well as the local Yugambeh people, the exhibit features other Indigenous nations, including the Kamilaroi, Cooma, Wiradjuri, and Torres Strait Islanders.

Dreamworld Corroboree also features the Kai-Kai Café and the Bunya Trading Gift Shop.