Great Escapes – Episode 4

Attracted by its popular beach culture the Gold Coast holiday strip draws major events from all over the world
• Coolangatta Gold – endurance multi-sport surf event staged along the spectacular Gold Coast
• Gold Coast International Rugby 7’s Festival
• Wild Dolphin Feeding on Tangalooma Resort
• Morten Island a holiday playground
• Quicksilver Pro – one of the world’s leading World Tour Surfing Events

Episode Length: 00:30:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 4 of 6


Great Escapes – Episode 3

Great Escapes heads West to explore life in the remote outback

• Mount Isa Rodeo, the world’s toughest and remote rodeo.
• The Big Red Run, is a 250km ultra marathon across the harsh Simpson Desert.
• Brodies Boxing Troupe is an outback tradition spanning 100 years where travelling boxers challenge the general public to a bout on the big stage
• The Birdsville Races, the world’s most remote & eccentric desert horse race

Episode Length: 00:30:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 3 of 6


Great Escapes – Episode 1

With its 74 islands & idyllic sailing conditions the Whitsundays are known as a ‘sailing mecca’ all over the world

• Airlie Beach Sailing Regatta, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and one of the 7 natural wonders of the world
• Whitehaven Beach, regularly voted the world’s most beautiful beach
• Hamilton Island Race week, Asia Pacific’s most prestigious sailing regatta
• Qualia Resort – voted 2012 world’s best resort
• Set sail on-board the Sir Thomas Sopwith, a famously resorted English yacht

Glenn’s dream comes to fruition as the team crosses the historic podium into the biggest race of their lives. Their inexperience is exposed when they receive speeding fines, time penalties and struggle with fatigue. Being the sole survivor of the four that started, the pressure and weight of the team’s ambitions now rest firmly on Jake’s shoulders to complete the race.

Episode Length: 00:30:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1 of 6


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