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Outback

Journey with the people and animals of Australia’s Kimberley region in North West Australia: a vast, rugged and remote wilderness, bursting with character.

Return of the Wet

53m 35s

Inland Kimberley is now so stiflingly hot, everything and everyone moves with caution – with the exception of gold diggers Honest John and Steve. The region's remaining waterholes are packed with animals, forced dangerously close. The coast is also a place to congregate. The humidity builds and finally, the skies explode with thunder and rain.

Episodes

  • Return of the Wet: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Return of the Wet

    S1 E3 - 53m 35s

    Inland Kimberley is now so stiflingly hot, everything and everyone moves with caution – with the exception of gold diggers Honest John and Steve. The region's remaining waterholes are packed with animals, forced dangerously close. The coast is also a place to congregate. The humidity builds and finally, the skies explode with thunder and rain.

  • The Dry Season: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Dry Season

    S1 E2 - 53m 36s

    It might be the dry season, but there's no rest in the outback: There are turtle eggs to be laid, saltwater crocodiles to dodge and young birds on maiden flights. Cattle must be mustered from the far corners of vast cattle properties and, when that is done, rodeos slam into action.

  • The Kimberley Comes Alive: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Kimberley Comes Alive

    S1 E1 - 53m 35s

    The Kimberley region in North West Australia boasts some of the most spectacular wilderness, and tough characters, in existence. We meet the humans, and the creatures, who – as the wet season comes to an end – begin their adventures across this diverse and surprising landscape.

Extras + Features

  • The Mudflats of Roebuck Bay: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Mudflats of Roebuck Bay

    S1 E3 - 1m 35s

    During high tide Roebuck Bay is teeming with life, from Australia's snubfin dolphins to shy and gentle dugongs.

  • Gold Fever: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Gold Fever

    S1 E3 - 2m 3s

    Gold fossicking takes a certain type of person and when gold fever hits you need to watch your back. According to Honest John and Steve you never know what greed will lead a rival gold digger to do. Despite the perils however, they still prefer the outback to the city and its lack of privacy.

  • Australia's Barramundi: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Australia's Barramundi

    S1 E3 - 2m 5s

    A dam wall located at Western Australia's Lake Kununurra has interfered with an ancient breeding pattern of the barramundi. In a laboratory 600 miles away, an artificial breeding cycle has been created to restock Lake Kununurra with barramundi.

  • Jubilee Downs: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jubilee Downs

    S1 E2 - 3m 3s

    Australia's cattle stations are the biggest in the world. At Jubilee Downs, helicopter mustering has recently aided in rounding up the station's free roaming cattle, but horses remain the backbone of the operation.

  • Kangaroo Haven: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kangaroo Haven

    S1 E2 - 58s

    Mandy Watson has nursed and released 586 kangaroos back into the wild. At any one time she’s surrogate mother to 40 kangaroos ranging in age from delicate week old "pinkies" through to bouncing three-year-olds. She gives each and every one of them a name.

  • Australia's Wild West: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Australia's Wild West

    S1 E2 - 2m 13s

    At Jubilee Downs Station and Halls Creek Rodeo, the Kimberley’s best cowboys hit the dust.

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