Back Roads

January 2019

Season 4, Episode 17 (Best Of Back Roads)

4.0 4 x
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)

4.0 1 x
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)

3.0 6 x
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.

Season 4, Episode 10 (Lightning Ridge)

2.5 15 x
Heather Ewart heads to the NSW outback town of Lightning Ridge, a place of dreamers and drifters, with most residents lured by the black opals. Heather discovers the many stories of Lightning Ridge's outback grit.

Season 4, Episode 9 (The Greengrocer)

3.0 6 x
Heather Ewart is on a road trip in Queensland with a much-loved travelling greengrocer. For 30 years, Fari Rameshfar has travelled through droughts, cyclones and floods to deliver fresh food to people living in isolation.
November 2018

Season 3, Episode 7 (Pine Creek)

4.5 0 x
Heather travels to Pine Creek, a pioneering outback town in the Northern Territory. On the fringes of Kakadu National Park, Pine Creek has long been a boom or bust mining area, but the town now finds itself at a cross roads.
October 2018

Season 3, Episode 3 (Oodnadatta (part 1))

3.0 3 x
Back Roads heads along the legendary Oodnadatta Track in outback South Australia. Heather Ewart begins her journey in the small town of Marree, where the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks meet.
September 2018

Season 2, Episode 6 (Hermannsburg)

4.0 5 x
Heather Ewart visits Hermannsburg (known as Ntaria in Western Arrarnta language), the stunning birthplace of Albert Namatjira. This Northern Territory town is nurturing both culture & creativity in its young people.

Season 2, Episode 5 (Katanning)

3.0 8 x
The "ordinary" sheep and wheat town of Katanning in Western Australia has laid out the welcome mat and transformed itself, extraordinarily, holding some delightful surprises.
July 2018

Season 4, Episode 8 (Nyngan)

4.0 13 x
In the midseason final, Heather Ewart travels to the surprising little town of Nyngan. The gateway to the outback in NSW, this isolated spot on the Bogan River, Nyngan locals are changing the lives of others.