Qld TV crew chased some­thing dif­fer­ent

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

FROM a home among the gumtrees to sur­vival tech­niques at Cedar Creek Falls, Chan­nel Seven’s lifestyle pro­gram Queens­land Week­ender had a dif­fer­ent kind of Whit­sun­day ex­pe­ri­ence.

The se­ries’ crew vis­ited the re­gion last week chas­ing things that were un­usual about our trop­i­cal par­adise.

The re­sults of their search in­cluded footage from per­for­mances at the Whit­sun­day Arts and Cul­ture Cen­tre (WACC) and main­land tours with bush­man and sur­vival ex­pert Bruce Mor­ri­son.

But of course they also made it out to the iconic Whit­sun­day is­lands and Great Bar­rier Reef.

A night un­der the stars with bush bal­lads per­formed by lo­cal mu­si­cian Bob Bar­ford at the WACC was the per­fect end­ing to a trip to the reef with Cruise Whit­sun­days near the start of their ad­ven­ture.

Next on the agenda was the main­land ex­plo­ration and Mr Mor­ri­son said he “couldn’t have asked for a bet­ter day” with the crew.

“It was won­der­ful that we had some good rain to bring the (Cedar Creek) falls to life af­ter such a con­sid­er­able dry spell,” he said.

Af­ter vis­it­ing the falls the crew en­joyed a talk on sur­vival tech­niques and bush tucker and they even spot­ted some tur­tles.

They then headed out to Con­way Beach for a history les­son on the Cum­ber­land/ Whit­sun­day Is­lands.

Af­ter this was a lunch at Hy­de­away Bay’s Montes Reef Re­sort, where Mr Mor­ri­son de­scribed the feed of kan­ga­roo, crocodile, prawns and oys­ters as “real Aus­tralian cui­sine” that added feel to what the tour was all about.

“This tour is the most com­pre­hen­sive main­land tour in the area and of­fers a dif­fer­ent look at our beau­ti­ful main­land and what it has to of­fer,” he said.

“I be­lieve that Queens­land Week­ender will have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on my busi­ness and its in­tro­duc­tion into the Whit­sun­days as a premier main­land tour.”

The tele­vi­sion crew also went jet skiing with Ocean Dy­nam­ics and paid a visit to the Whit­sun­day Re­gional Gallery in Proser­pine.

The episode will air on Au­gust 1 at 5.30pm.

Bob Bar­ford im­press­ing Queens­land Week­ender pre­sen­ter Sam­mie O’Brien.

Guests Josh Knut­son, Leah McMil­lan, Whit­sun­day Tours op­er­a­tor Bruce Mor­ri­son and Sam­mie O’Brien.

Whit­sun­day Re­gional Gallery’s Lyn Burke, founder Jac­inta Beatts and Joe Faust with the crew in Proser­pine.

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