Back Roads


Season 6, Episode 6 (Girgarre, Vic)

3.0 10 x
Audio Described (AD). Heather visits a Victorian town transformed by the power of music. The dairy industry and the community was hit hard by the Millennium Drought but creative ideas included a Moosic Muster.

Season 6, Episode 5 (Penguin, Tas)

4.0 27 x
Audio Described (AD). Heather meets a community embracing rejuvenation and taking life head on. Once the overlooked Cinderella of Tasmania's picturesque north-west coast, a makeover transformed Penguin.

Season 6, Episode 4 (Biloela, Qld)

4.7 64 x
Audio Described (AD). The Central Queensland town of Biloela hit the headlines in its bid to stop a Sri Lankan Tamil family being deported. The town, traditionally conservative, is now welcoming and full of opportunity.

Season 6, Episode 3 (Rokewood-corindhap, Vic)

4.0 50 x
Guest presenter Lisa Millar presents a COVID-19 special program about how the Rokewood-Corindhap community has come together when the heart of the town is not able to beat.

Season 6, Episode 2 (Nullarbor (part 2) Turning Back Time)

3.0 16 x
Heather Ewart resumes her Nullarbor Plain odyssey, this time from the South Australian border travelling west across Western Australia. It is a very special tale of time travel, outer space and underground secrets.

Season 6, Episode 1 (Nullarbor (part 1) The Endless Horizon)

4.5 41 x
Back Roads returns this winter to take you to some of the widest open spaces on Earth. Join Heather Ewart on a journey across the Nullarbor Plain, discovering why people are drawn to this remote landscape and why they stay.

Season 5, Episode 2 (Tolmie, Vic)

4.0 4 x
Heather visits Tolmie, tucked away in Victoria's High Country. In the past it was known as a hideaway for bushrangers, near the infamous Stringybark Creek ambush where Ned Kelly and his gang murdered three police officers.

Season 5, Episode 9 (Snow Journey, Vic + Nsw)

3.0 7 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 16 (Jabiru, Nt)

3.0 7 x
Join award-winning journalist and Murawari-Gomeroi man Allan Clarke as he uncovers the small community of Jabiru. Buried deep in Kakadu National Park, it is one of the most extraordinary places on the planet. (Season Final)

Season 5, Episode 11 (Wynyard, Tas)

2.5 30 x
Guest presenter Joe O'Brien leaves the ABC newsroom for the wilds of Wynyard in north west Tasmania.