Estelle Bingham finds herself on an
adventure down under on the world's most diverse island,
Australia. Through the eyes of three other presenters
who have travelled to this area of the world, Justine
Shapiro, Ian Wright and Megan McCormick, Estelle takes
through the highlights of each of these trips while
having her own amazing adventures.
The journey begins with Sydney, and
from there we take a tour of Australia's best beaches,
which includes the worlds largest sand bar, hang gliding
over breathtaking coastlines to the fun filled city
beaches. From here we take a look at the fun and funky
forms of getting around Australia from flying the vast
distances, taking the world renowned Indian Pacific
railway and even buying your own car.
Then it's an expedition into the outback where we marvel
at the art of bush survival, camel rustling and a genuine
night out in the bush with a dingo. We continue our
tour of Australia with a segment exploring the culinary
delights relishing in swish Australia nouveau cuisine,
a local food festival, fresh crab on the beach to bush
tucker with witchetty grubs being eaten direct from
the land and ants being used for some local lemonade.
Bush tucker leads us into the section about the Aboriginal
people. We take a look at some local festivals, beautiful
art, the spectacular Ayres Rock (Uluru)
and an insight into the complexity and splendour of
Such a vast place allows us to visit some of the most
famous and quirky festivals in the remote outback towns.
Local rodeo, poetry and a bachelor and spinster party
takes us onto the ultimate party of them all, Sydney
Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Australia has a fascinating past and we are taken on
a journey through its convict past. From Australia
Day, a holiday in memory of people's convict
ancestors, to visiting the horrific prison of Port
Alfred, the viewer gets a good sense of Australia's
Due to its remoteness as an island, Australia has a
varied and unique flora and fauna in the most spectacular
landscapes. Our presenters meet the cutest and most
dangerous of Australia's critters including one presenter
sitting on a crocodile and another hugging koalas and
a wombat. Dingos, cane toads and snakes also feature
and we even meet the world's most magnificent mammal,
the Whale Shark.
We then journey into the breathtaking National Parks
of Australia. These include the remote and beautiful Bungle Bungles, the crocodile filled Kakadu National Park, the breathtaking
canyons in Karijini National Park, last but not least, the spectacular underwater world
at the Great Barrier Reef.