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Australia With Julia Bradbury

  • Episode: 

    2 of 8

  • Title: 

    Blue Mountains
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 21 Feb 2019
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 08 2019 : Sat 16 Feb - Fri 22 Feb
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Australia with Julia Bradbury
 
Series overview
 
“I’m travelling 12,000 kilometres to the four corners of Australia, taking some iconic road trips across this continent to take in the show-stopping sights, before heading off the beaten track to discover some of this country’s more hidden secrets.” - Julia Bradbury
 
This new eight-part documentary series features Julia Bradbury exploring the immense and enchanting charms of Australia.
 
Travelling by propeller plane, helicopter, camel, golf buggy, bicycle, boats, 4x4s and and on foot, Julia embarks on an epic journey to discover modern Australia and the people who live there.
 
Whether warming up with the cast at the Sydney Opera House, serving up breakfast on the Ghan train, joining the surf patrol on Bondi Beach, or interviewing candidates for what some say is the world’s best job - as a desert island caretaker on the Great Barrier Reef - Julia’s quest takes in all four corners of the country, its iconic destinations and unique experiences.
 
She explores Australian family life as it is lived across the continent – whether on a remote cattle station or at an Aboriginal outback swag. She goes to work with mums who are crocodile egg hunters, ranchers, and outback pilots, plays teacher for a day at the Red Centre’s School of the Air and hits the road with a retired "grey nomad" in his specially adapted touring caravans.
 
Throughout her journey, Julia hunts for unexpected aspects of modern Australia, meeting the instructor at the country’s only doggy surfing school, getting to grips with kangaroo golf, discovering the world’s most isolated pub, and enlisting in a boat race thousands of miles away from water.
 
Her trek takes her through a spectrum of spectacular landscapes from rainforest to red desert, with unique wildlife encounters including meeting emus, platypus, koalas, bowerbirds, and green turtles.
 
This is a Tin Can Island production for ITV
 
Episode 2 - Blue Mountains
 
Julia has a go at paddle boarding with pooches before meeting Australia’s favourite koala.  She joins fashion designer Jenny Kee, before taking a ride on the world’s steepest railway. Her hike through the Blue Mountains ends with a sighting of the plastic-loving bowerbird.