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Simon Reeve travels along Australia's breathtaking coast and ventures deep inland on a fascinating adventure around this enormous country. Australia is a traveller's paradise: a land of stunning coral beaches that give way to vast tracts of parched red earth wilderness. It's also booming like never before, thanks to its treasure trove of mineral riches. Simon brings his trademark warmth to encounters with extraordinary people - from the daredevil scientist collecting sea snake venom for new medicines to the 'toad busters' who demonstrate their hands-on approach to protecting indigenous wildlife.

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Simon Reeve travels along Australia's breathtaking coast and ventures deep inland on a fascinating adventure around this enormous country. Australia is a traveller's paradise: a land of stunning coral beaches that give way to vast tracts of parched red earth wilderness. It's also booming like never before, thanks to its treasure trove of mineral riches. Simon brings his trademark warmth to encounters with extraordinary people - from the daredevil scientist collecting sea snake venom for new medicines to the 'toad busters' who demonstrate their hands-on approach to protecting indigenous wildlife.

    • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Simon Reeve sets off on the first leg of his 3-part Australian adventure, starting in the magnificent 'red centre' of the continent and travelling on from South Australia, via the extraordinary Indian Pacific railway, to the west coast city of Perth. In the parched outback he joins an Aussie rancher on a spectacular camel round-up - part of an effort to stop the damaging spread of up to a million feral camels. In Western Australia, he joins a 21st century gold rush, part of the resource boom that has made Australia one of the richest countries in the world. Finally Simon arrives in the Perth and meets various British-born people, now working in the city's booming mining industry.

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    • 58 Minutes

    Simon Reeve sets off on the first leg of his 3-part Australian adventure, starting in the magnificent 'red centre' of the continent and travelling on from South Australia, via the extraordinary Indian Pacific railway, to the west coast city of Perth. In the parched outback he joins an Aussie rancher on a spectacular camel round-up - part of an effort to stop the damaging spread of up to a million feral camels. In Western Australia, he joins a 21st century gold rush, part of the resource boom that has made Australia one of the richest countries in the world. Finally Simon arrives in the Perth and meets various British-born people, now working in the city's booming mining industry.

    • HD
    • 58 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    In the second episode Simon travels from Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory or "Top End", across to the remote Cape York Peninsula, and on to the Great Barrier Reef. Simon sets off from Kakadu, the largest national park in the world, where the wildlife is under threat from the march of millions of poisonous cane toads. On the Cape York peninsula Simon joins scientists catching deadly box jellyfish, whose venom could prove to have great medicinal value. And on the Great Barrier Reef he dives in search of the star fish destroying coral, before flying 100 miles out into the ocean to watch as a huge tanker is expertly guided through the fragile reef.

    • HD
    • 58 Minutes

    In the second episode Simon travels from Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory or "Top End", across to the remote Cape York Peninsula, and on to the Great Barrier Reef. Simon sets off from Kakadu, the largest national park in the world, where the wildlife is under threat from the march of millions of poisonous cane toads. On the Cape York peninsula Simon joins scientists catching deadly box jellyfish, whose venom could prove to have great medicinal value. And on the Great Barrier Reef he dives in search of the star fish destroying coral, before flying 100 miles out into the ocean to watch as a huge tanker is expertly guided through the fragile reef.

    • HD
    • 58 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    In the third and final part of Simon Reeve's journey around Australia he travels down the east coast to the magnificent cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Simon's journey starts in Surfers Paradise near the city of Gold Coast, the Las Vegas of Australia. Organised crime is rife in this part of the country, and a brave Simon meets a feared biker gang. Travelling onwards to Sydney, Simon discovers a city of huge cultural diversity closely linked to its booming Asian neighbours, India and China. On the very last stretch of the journey, Simon takes to the air to witness the devastating and deadly bush fires ripping through the country, before reaching his final destination, Melbourne, just in time to celebrate Australia Day.

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    • 59 Minutes

    In the third and final part of Simon Reeve's journey around Australia he travels down the east coast to the magnificent cities of Sydney and Melbourne. Simon's journey starts in Surfers Paradise near the city of Gold Coast, the Las Vegas of Australia. Organised crime is rife in this part of the country, and a brave Simon meets a feared biker gang. Travelling onwards to Sydney, Simon discovers a city of huge cultural diversity closely linked to its booming Asian neighbours, India and China. On the very last stretch of the journey, Simon takes to the air to witness the devastating and deadly bush fires ripping through the country, before reaching his final destination, Melbourne, just in time to celebrate Australia Day.

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    • 59 Minutes
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