Eleven teams of two will give the race a distinctively Aussie feel when they embark on a 50,000 kilometre, four continent, 12 country, 23 city adventure.
“This race is going to be enormous. The route is simply incredible, ” according to host Grant Bowler.
“One thing that instantly makes it different is it’s full of Australians. The teams are a wonderful bunch of people, with huge diversity between and within the teams, and some fantastic characters that are iconically Australian.”
The adventure will see teams crisscross the globe, unsure of what challenges lie ahead.
What they do know is that the race will be fastpaced and unrelenting. It will test their ability to work together as a team, challenge their personal relationships and provide life-changing experiences. Along the way they’ll confront fears, develop confidence, experience new cultures and make lifelong friends.
At each destination teams will compete in a series of challenges – some mental and some physical. And many teams will find the biggest challenge is just getting there. Ahead they’ll face dizzying heights, heavy loads, confronting foods, language barriers, money concerns and races to the pit stop as well as Roadblocks, Detours, Fast Forwards, Yields and U-turns.
The team with the right combination of strategy, strength, skill and teamwork will win the $250,000 prize.
THE 11 TEAMS ARE:
Alana and Mel, SA (Reunited sisters)
Anne-Marie and Tracy, WA (Workmates)
Anastasia and Chris, NSW (Dating)
Dave and Kelly, WA (Married bikers)
Jeff and Luke, QLD (Father and son)
Joey and Richard, NSW (Married entrepreneurs)
Matt and Tom, QLD & NT (Farmers)
Mo and Mos, VIC (Friends)
Nathan and Tyler, NSW (Surfers)
Renae and Sam, WA (Models)
Ryot and Liberty, NSW (Brother and sister)
The Amazing Race Australia is expected to premiere on Seven some time in May.