6:30pm – Saturday, September 12 on Seven
Grab your walking shoes for tonight’s episode of THE GREAT OUTDOORS because we’re travelling through some stunning locations by foot.
The journey begins in Australia on The Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory. Regarded by some as one of Australia’s greatest walks, it runs for 223 km through the West MacDonnell Ranges and is a mesmerising trip through ancient mountains, along high exposed ridgelines and deep, sheltered gorges. Tom Williams joins a popular trek with World Expeditions, offering not just exceptional scenery, but also a ‘fully supported’ itinerary, with expert guides and a support team to transfer your gear and set up camp for the night.
Next we meet Marie Redmond as she takes us around her town of Denmark in WA. Rugged coastline, towering karri forests and sheltered secluded beaches are what Marie loves about the area. Having grown up in the Great Southern Region, she is a passionate advocate for the area and she proudly talks of the regional fresh produce and great wines. Denmark is also one of the stops on the famous Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia’s longest walk- which actually passes right by Marie’s backyard!
Meanwhile, Andrew Daddo ventures along Australia’s longest walking trail. It runs from Cape Jervis all the way to Parachilna Gorge in the Flinders Ranges. Dubbed The Heysen Trail, it takes its name from the famous landscape artist, Hans Heysen, who loved to paint in the Flinders Ranges. It would take a few months to walk the entire Heysen Trail, but you can just do little bits at a time and be rewarded with some spectacular scenery.
Off our shores, we take a trip through Toronto, the fifth largest city in Canada and home to one of the world’s longest streets, Yonge Street. But to get around this city easily you can head underground to PATH, a series of underground pathways that all up go for 35 kilometres. Toronto is on Lake Ontario, and you can catch the ferry to seven little islands that the locals just love. Or you can visit Casa Loma, a castle built a hundred years ago by a man with big dreams.
We also go rally driving with Jennifer Hawkins in her home town of Newcastle, meet an Aussie abroad in Dubai and guest reporter Shae Brewster checks out the wild side of South Australia when she stops in at Cleland Wildlife Park.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS is presented by ERNIE DINGO, TOM WILLIAMS and JENNIFER HAWKINS.