Judy Bailey’s Australia

8:30pm Saturday, July 21 on TV One

New Zealanders make over a million visits to Australia every year. Most Kiwis go to the tried and true holiday destinations, but Australia boasts more attractions than we may realise.

In Judy Bailey’s Australia, Judy journeys from Perth to Darwin the long way around, in search of extraordinary locations, people and experiences in the big place next door.

In tonight’s season finale, Judy explores Queensland. She sees the best of the Great Barrier Reef off Lady Elliot Island, and swims with manta rays and giant turtles.

One sea turtle in particular captures Judy’s heart. Estimated to be around 80-years-old, the magestic animal circles around Judy and interacts with her.

And Judy sees the best of modern Aboriginal art and learns more about the indigenous way of life in Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu.

8:30pm Saturday, July 7 on TV One

New Zealanders make over a million visits to Australia every year. Most go to the tried and true holiday destinations, but Australia boasts more attractions than we may realise.

In Judy Bailey’s Australia, Judy journeys from Perth to Darwin the long way around, in search of extraordinary locations, people and experiences in the big place next door.

Tonight, in Byron Bay, Judy tries surfing for the very first time and meets the locals who changed the region from a small farming town to the bohemian surfing community it is today.

Judy meets Tibetian monks at a New Age theme park complete with gardens, mystic statues, a labyrinth and crystals of all shapes and sizes

And she finds out there is more to Southern Queensland than the Gold Coast.

8:30pm Saturday, June 30 on TV One

New Zealanders make over a million visits to Australia every year. Most go to the tried and true holiday destinations, but Australia boasts more attractions than we may realise.

In TV ONE’s new series, Judy Bailey journeys from Perth to Darwin the long way around, in search of extraordinary locations, people and experiences in the big place next door.

Tonight, Judy has always had a soft spot for Tasmania which she calls “Australia’s hidden jewel”.

While there, reported sightings of the extinct Tasmanian tiger inspire her to go on a search of her own. Although the tigers prove elusive, Judy meets some other interesting creatures along the way.

She also goes canyoning at Cradle Mountain National Park and explores the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.

8:30pm Saturday, June 23 on TV One

New Zealanders make over a million visits to Australia every year. Most Kiwis go to the tried and true holiday destinations, but Australia boasts more attractions than we may realise.

In TV ONE’s new series, Judy Bailey journeys from Perth to Darwin the long way around, in search of extraordinary locations, people and experiences in the big place next door.

Tonight, Judy hand feeds and swims with tuna that each weigh over 70 kilograms and are faster than a Porsche 911!

She travels to the Australian Outback for the first time in her life and is amazed by how green it is.

She also visits a salt water lake that has a special use for NASA.

New Zealand’s much loved television personality has spent the past few months on a journey of discovery around Australia.

Judy’s epic journey will be shared with a New Zealand television audience in a five-part brand new television series ‘Judy Bailey’s Australia’ starting on TV One starting this Saturday 16th June at 8.30pm.

Judy’s adventure begins in the extraordinary and diverse state of Western Australia. The starting point for her journey was enjoying the summer climate in Australia’s sunniest capital with a visit up to the Kings Park, the largest inner city park in the world. Continue reading »

8:30pm Saturday, June 16 on TV One

New Zealanders make over a million visits to Australia every year. Most Kiwis go to the tried and true holiday destinations, but Australia boasts more attractions than we may realise.

In TV ONE’s new series, Judy Bailey journeys from Perth to Darwin the long way around, in search of extraordinary locations, people and experiences in the big place next door.

Judy begins her journey in Perth and meets one of the region’s top tour guides who takes her to two special locations: the rarely-visited Margaret River and the Coast to Coast Walkway, with spectacular views and fresh air all the way from Africa.

She also visits New Zealand winemaker Clive Otto and takes a long walk down a 1.8 kilometre-long wooden jetty which features an underwater observatory, where Judy hones her newly-acquired skills as an authority on coral.

Explore our neighbouring land with the ‘Mother of the Nation’ as she journeys along the road less travelled.