Back Roads

February 2019

Season 1, Episode 2 (Winton)

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Heather Ewart visits the Western Queensland town of Winton, in Waltzing Matilda country. Heather spends a day at the races, goes digging for dinosaur bones & meets former Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce. #BackRoads

Season 1, Episode 1 (Ceduna)

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Award winning journalist Heather Ewart takes a trip to the Nullarbor frontier town of Ceduna on the Great Australian Bight, where breaking conventions is the rule. #BackRoads

Season 4, Episode 16 (Windorah)

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Heather Ewart visits the small town of Windorah in Queensland's Channel country between Longreach and Birdsville. Many people live there because they love the splendid isolation, but it comes with a price. (Season Final)

Season 4, Episode 15 (Finke)

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ABC's Joe O'Brien visits the remote Northern Territory community of Finke, traditionally known as Aputula and famous for the Finke Desert Race, a 460 kilometre off-road endurance rally, one of the toughest in the world.
January 2019

Season 4, Episode 14 (The Coorong)

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Heather Ewart visits The Coorong, an area spanning 130kms of South Australian coastline. It's a stunning mosaic of wild ocean beaches, lagoons and wetlands, but in many ways it's become the forgotten end of the Murray River.

Season 4, Episode 18 (More Best Of Back Roads)

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Heather shares a couple of her favourite recent stories from Victoria: A cheeky public artwork in Warrnambool brings two colourful characters together and rival footy teams in Corryong makes for plenty of local banter.

Season 4, Episode 13 (Marble Bar)

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Back Roads travels to Marble Bar, known as the hottest place in Australia. Singer-songwriter and ABC Radio's Saturday Night Country presenter Felicity Urquhart takes the wheel as we visit red-dirt country in the Pilbara, WA.

Season 4, Episode 17 (Best Of Back Roads)

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Heather shares a couple of her favourite recent stories from Tasmania: Lawnmower Racers in Bream Creek and a wood chopping Grandfather and Grandson in Cygnet.

Season 4, Episode 12 (Beaufort)

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Heather Ewart travels to the historic Victorian town of Beaufort, which is halfway between the two 'rats' - Ararat and Ballarat. 160 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, it's a place where old and new collide.
December 2018

Season 4, Episode 11 (Furneaux Islands)

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Guest presenter Paul West visits the Furneaux Islands, a wild and windswept group of islands in Bass Strait, just off Tasmania. The cold ocean waters are full of treasures like lobsters and abalone, plus rusted shipwrecks.