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Published July 30th 2017
A spectacular night out on the Gold Coast
Don a straw hat and saddle up for a spectacular night on the Gold Coast. Journey to the High Country with its snow capped mountains for a night of larrikin antics, fabulous yarns, iconic bush poetry and legendary Australian stories.
Salute to the Light Horse is the latest show at the Australian Outback Spectacular. Commemorating the Centenary of the ANZACs and the heroes of the Australian Light Horse, the show combines classic tales from the Journey to the High Country show with dazzling new choreography and inspiring ANZAC stories.
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Upon arrival, guests are provided with a straw hat with either a red or blue band. The night begins with pre-show entertainment. Join Bluey and various musicians in the bar as they sing classic Australian songs, practice the Aussie bush call, the coo-ee, pat a horse or dog, or just soak up the ambience of the tin shed with its wagon wheel and hurricane lamp chandeliers.
Every seat in the arena is a great seat. Christine Anu's stirring rendition of "The Dreaming" displayed on the large screen, welcomes guests before the stars of the show thunder across the sand. Cattle, dogs, a donkey and even horses do-si-do-ing to Lee Kernaghan's hit "Boy's from the Bush" entertain the audience.
Enjoy an Aussie gourmet feast while Bluey and the gang bring campfire yarns to life before reciting Banjo Paterson's "Clancy of the Overflow". Forty stockmen and women deliver the delicious bush tucker in record time. Enjoy creamy pumpkin soup served with crispy croutons, succulent eye fillet steak or grilled chicken served with vegetables and an apple pie with the most impressive pastry topped with cream and salted caramel sauce. The serving speed is impressive - staff can serve 1000 meals in 8.5 minutes.
The Australian Outback Spectacular team transports the audience to Beersheba where the remarkable Light Horse battle unfolded. An impressive emotive score with Lee Kernaghan, Jess Mauboy and Guy Sebastian complements the amazing horsemanship and special effects displayed in the arena.
Join in with the friendly competitive spirit as the red and blue teams barrack for their stations, Warrego Station and Bobong Plains in Aussie challenges including where Honda All Terrain Vehicles are pitted against traditional horse power in an obstacle course. Audience participation is encouraged. A couple of guests from each team battle it out on a ride on lawn mower race, children race kids and the final event has the red and blue teams participating in a hat race.
Tributes to legendary Australian characters including Red Dog and May Wirth, coupled with stunning visual effects, amazing aerial performances and daring ANZAC feats ensures this is a show to remember.