The Great Outdoors (Australian TV series)
|The Great Outdoors|
|Presented by||Rachael Finch (2012)
Adam Brand (2012)
Peter Wells (2012)
Tom Williams (2001–2009, 2012)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||18|
|No. of episodes||640|
|Running time||60 minutes (Including commercials)
(initially 30 minutes until 2002)
|Original channel||Seven Network|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original run||5 February 1993 - 15 August 2009
6 October 2012 – 24 November 2012
The Great Outdoors is an Australian travel magazine series broadcast on the Seven Network. It began in 1993.
Similar to its competitors Getaway and So Many Worlds, 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 last screening was in August 2009, and no new episodes have been made since.
Repeat episodes are currently airing on 7Two.
Announced in June 2012, The show returned in October 2012 for a revamped series with 8 episodes airing on a Saturday evening at 5pm, if it connects with viewers more episodes will be filmed for a longer series in 2013.
- Ernie Dingo (1993–2009)
- Sofie Formica (1993-94)
- Jennifer Hawkins (2005–2009)
- Andrew Daddo (1994, 2002–2008)
- Shelley Craft (2001–2007)
- Laura Csortan (2000–2006)
- Di Smith (1996–2006)
- Sophie Falkiner (1999–2005)
- Tony Johnston (1996)
- Bridget Adams (1994)
- Penny Cook (1993–1996)
- Neil Crompton
- Andrew Dwyer (1994)
- Terasa Livingstone
- List of Australian television series
- List of programs broadcast by Seven Network
- List of longest-running Australian television series