Back Roads

Back Roads catch up

Season 9

Season 9, Episode 11 - Great South West Walk, Vic

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Guest presenter Lisa Millar takes us on a journey along Victoria's spectacular Great South West Walk. Hiking the 250km trail is a chance to connect with nature but, as Lisa discovers, the experience can also be life changing.

Season 9, Episode 16 - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

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For the first time, Back Roads leaves Australian shores and travels to our closest northern neighbour, Papua New Guinea. Guest presenter Tania Bale introduces us to Rabaul, a community with close ties to Australia.

Season 9, Episode 15 - Boot Scootin' Tour, Tas

4.0 39 x
Heather Ewart heads to Tasmania with two intrepid line dancers who are on a boot scootin' line dancing tour of the nation holding 'Hoedowns for country towns', lifting spirits and raising money to help others, along the way.

Season 9, Episode 14 - Darkan, Wa

4.0 17 x
Back Roads is heading to Western Australia's vast wheatbelt region, to the little town of Darkan. Deep in the golden plains of sheep country, Heather Ewart discovers how a very small community saved itself from extinction.

Season 9, Episode 13 - Cunnamulla, Qld

4.0 58 x
Back Roads visits Cunnamulla in south-west Queensland with guest presenter, 24-year-old Yorta Yorta man and TikTok star Tom Forrest aka 'Outback Tom'. He finds a town transforming itself from a dark past to a brighter future.

Season 9, Episode 12 - Walhalla, Vic

4.7 82 x
Heather visits the sleepy Victorian mountainside town of Walhalla, on the historic Goldfields Railway. Frozen in time, with movie-set looks, a cricket pitch that defies logic, and nearby creatures straight from the Dreamtime.

Season 9, Episode 10 - Strzelecki Track, Sa (part 2)

4.0 30 x
Back Roads continues the journey on the challenging Strzelecki Track, heading up to Innamincka in the top corner of South Australia. Heather Ewart finds out what it takes to survive a job on this remote and historic track.

Season 9, Episode 9 - Strzelecki Track, Sa (part 1)

3.0 74 x
Back Roads returns with a journey on the Strzelecki Track, starting near Lyndhurst in SA and heading into the Strzelecki Desert. Heather Ewart witnesses a way of life on this historic track that's been unchanged for decades.
Season 5

Season 5, Episode 9 - Snow Journey, Vic + Nsw

3.5 43 x
Heather Ewart discovers a very different type of community on the roof of Australia as she visits the peaks of Victoria and New South Wales' snow country.

Season 5, Episode 8

4.5 133 x
Heather Ewart visits one of the flattest places on earth, the dusty Hay Plains. Home to a fascinating bunch with a dry sense of humour, the town hosts the Hay Rodeo and Rainbow on the Plains - the Hay Mardi Gras.