This week's show: Saturday 07/04/2007
Antrim Coast, NORTHERN IRELAND
Ernie drives through spectacular scenery on the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland.…
Cinque Terre Great Wine and Food, ITALY
Tom explores the postcard pretty Italian coast.…
Cycling Through the Tulips, THE NETHERLANDS
Shelley cycles her way through beautiful tulips in The Netherlands.…
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Andrew enters the world of a real fairytale…
Brighton Pier, ENGLAND
Ernie takes a trip down to be beside the English seaside…
Bath, England, UK
Shelley finds a place where past and present meet…
Happy 600th! The Great Outdoors is now in its sixteenth year on Australian television and as you know has just clocked up its 600th episode. It may interest you to know that the show not only airs nationally on the Seven Network every Saturday at 6.30pm but is also shown on FOX Cable TV and on various networks around the world such as Discovery UK, ABC Asia Pacific, New Zealand and even more!
Over the past fifteen years the team have travelled more than nine million kilometres across the globe, test-driving the best holiday destinations for Australians. The team have had their passports stamped in many diverse locations around the world - from Borneo to Britain!
The coastal township of Victor Harbor, on South Australia's Encounter Coast, has long been a favoured holiday destination for generations of South Australians. It's all about the historical charm, sun, surf, stunning views and intimate wildlife encounters here.
By 1936, Victor Harbor had become a popular beach holiday destination for Adelaide's population, with a rail line between Adelaide and Victor Harbor providing easy transport from the city to the coast.
The famous 'Cockle train' and Horse Drawn Tram were thrilling visitors over a century ago, and continue to attract visitors today. Other varied attractions, such as the Penguin Tours and Interpretive Centre on Granite Island, the most visited National Park in South Australia also are popular with tourists from all over.
Dreamworld welcomed two rare Sumatran Tiger cubs on March 31st 2007.
The two female cubs are quickly growing, gaining 40- 60grams in weight a day and are part of a global breeding programme to save the rare species. There are only 400 left in the wild and they are considered one of the most critically endangered species on Earth.
Dreamworld guests were first able to view the cubs through closed circuit television monitors positioned at Tiger Island. At two weeks of age they were moved into their purpose-built nursery to build up their immune systems.
Visitors can catch the cubs bouncing around Dreamworld on their daily walks and playing and wrestling inside the Cub Display Area to the right of Tiger Island.
The Sound of Music put Salzburg on the map, and more than forty years since the movie was released, people still travel to this beautiful Austrian city because of the Hollywood classic, with almost half a million people visiting the city yearly.
The Original Sound of Music Tour (run by Panorama Tours) is the only way to discover the movie sites, as well as the real history behind the Von Trapp family of Salzburg. The people behind the tour actually drove all the movies cast around the city during filming, so they are truly in the know with the movie sites and gossip.
A somewhat modern yet "sleepy hollow" capital city, that is often the butt of sarcastic comment, Canberraalso has an international reputation for its uniquely planned landscape.
In 1908 the Yass-Canberra area was chosen by Parliament as the site for the nation's capital, owing to its 'bracing' climate, good water supply and natural beauty, however, the establishment of Canberra owes much to three people: Charles Scrivener, who selected the site for the capital in 1909, Walter Burley Griffin, who provided the prize-winning design for the city in 1912, and Charles Weston, who pioneered the 'greening' of the area and its surrounding hills between 1911 and 1926.
To heighten the perspective of the "city in landscape" today, a scenic hot air balloon ride in the midst of autumn's striking, burnished tones of russet, crimson, ochre and gold, allows visitors to truly appreciate and reflect on how Australia's "well-planned capital" came to be.