The Great Outdoors (Australian TV series)
|The Great Outdoors|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||18|
|No. of episodes||640|
|Running time||60 minutes (Including commercials) |
(initially 30 minutes until 2002)
|Original network||Seven Network|
5 February 1993 - 15 August 2009
6 October 2012 –
24 November 2012
The Great Outdoors was an Australian travel magazine series broadcast on the Seven Network. It began in 1993 and was broadcast regularly until 2009, with a short-lived revival in 2012.
Similar to its long time competitor Getaway, on the Nine Network, the program featured a team of reporters who travelled around Australia and overseas, reporting on travel destinations, tourist attractions and accommodation.
The program premiered on 5 February 1993 in a 30-minute format and was broadcast on Tuesday evenings at 8:00 pm. In 2002, the show was expanded to 60 minutes and moved to the Monday 7:30 pm timeslot, where it had stayed until 2006.
After suffering a gradual decline in ratings, the show moved to a new timeslot of 6:30 pm Saturdays from the 2007 season. On 28 April 2007, the show celebrated 600 episodes, making it one of the longest-running programs on Australian television. However, after further decline in ratings, The Great Outdoors was cancelled in August 2009. The show did briefly return in October 2012 for a revamped series with 8 episodes airing on a Saturday evening at 5pm, with the possibility of a new season in 2013 which did not eventuate.
- Bridget Adams (1994−2001)
- Ann-Maree Biggar (2004-2005)
- Adam Brand (2012)
- Penny Cook (1993–1996)
- Shelley Craft (2001–2007)
- Neil Crompton
- Laura Csortan (2000–2006)
- Andrew Daddo (1994), (2002–2008)
- Ernie Dingo (1993–2009)
- Andrew Dwyer (1994)
- Sophie Falkiner (1999–2005)
- Rachael Finch (2012)
- Sofie Formica (1993–1994)
- Jennifer Hawkins (2005–2009)
- Tony Johnston (1996), (1999−2001)
- Terasa Livingstone (1998−2001)
- Di Smith (1996–2006)
- Pete Wells (2012)
- Tom Williams (2001−2009), (2012)
- List of Australian television series
- List of programs broadcast by Seven Network
- List of longest-running Australian television series
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