Back Roads

Season 7
29:00

Season 7, Episode 4 - Conquering Isolation Special

4.5 15 x
On a wild ride through remote country we discover people need resilience, a sense of humour and creativity to make isolation work. Heather Ewart brings together the inspiring characters she's met and shares their latest news.
Season 4
30:00

Season 4, Episode 16 - Windorah, Qld

4.0 13 x
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 7
29:00

Season 7, Episode 3 - Coober Pedy, Sa

4.0 10 x
Guest presenter Poh Ling Yeow explores a remote outpost connected by their love of opal but also each other. Coober Pedy in SA has dust, tumbleweeds, no trees and a lunar-like landscape but it attracts people from everywhere.
Season 4
30:00

Season 4, Episode 15 - Finke, Nt

4.0 4 x
ABC News presenter Joe O'Brien visits the remote Northern Territory community of Finke, traditionally known as Aputula and famous for the Finke Desert Race, a 460km off-road endurance rally, one of the toughest in the world.
Season 7
30:00

Season 7, Episode 2 - Kyogle, Nsw

4.5 30 x
Heather Ewart visits Kyogle in northern NSW. The traditional farming town is growing and changing as it welcomes newcomers from all walks of life. Heather discovers a town that dreams big and doesn't take no for an answer.
29:00

Season 7, Episode 1 - Cobar, Nsw

4.5 32 x
Heather Ewart visits Cobar, NSW, where she meets the stoic locals who want to keep the community together, trying to discover what it is that makes people fight so hard for Cobar.
Season 3
29:00

Season 3, Episode 10 - Violet Town, Vic

4.8 35 x
Violet Town, Victoria, is a small place with a very big heart. It might be well-known by some for its popular monthly market, but it's the way Violet Town locals embrace creativity & diversity that really makes a difference.
Season 4
30:00

Season 4, Episode 1

4.3 31 x
Heather Ewart travels to Waterfall Way in NSW, one of the most beautiful drives in Australia. But it's not just the scenery that's spectacular, Heather meets some wonderful locals including celebrated pianist, David Helfgott.
Season 3
29:00

Season 3, Episode 8 - Pilbara, Wa

4.0 9 x
Heather Ewart heads to the Pilbara region of Western Australia to meet some of the remarkable locals who are driving change as the mining boom ends. There's also plenty of 'girl power' to be found out in this harsh landscape.
Season 5
30:00

Season 5, Episode 14

4.0 8 x
In January 2019, Menindee made worldwide news when a perfect storm of drought and poor water management caused a mass fish kill of nearly a million fish. Guest presenter Lisa Millar uncovers the town behind the headlines.
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