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The Amazing Race Australia
(series 1)
Season run16 May – 1 August 2011
Filming dates5 November – 29 November 2010
PresenterGrant Bowler
Winning teamTyler Atkins & Nathan Jolliffe
Season statistics
Continents visited4
Countries visited11[1]
Cities visited23
No. of legs12
Distance traveled50,000 km (31,000 mi)
Season chronology
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The Amazing Race Australia 1 is the first series of the Australian reality television game show The Amazing Race Australia, the Australian version of The Amazing Race. The first series featured eleven teams of two in a pre-existing relationship, in a race around the world to win the grand prize of A$250,000. The show was produced by activeTV Australia.[2]

The show premiered on Australia's Seven Network on 16 May 2011 at 8:30pm.[3] The series finale was aired on 1 August 2011.[4]

The series concluded with best friends and surfers Tyler Atkins and Nathan Jolliffe winning the race.[5]


Filming and Development[edit]

The first series of The Amazing Race Australia started in Melbourne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with a Roadblock sending racers up and down one of the stadium's six light towers.

Filming began on 5 November 2010 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.[6] The race travelled across four continents, 11 countries and 23 cities.[7] Some of the countries visited during the series include: Indonesia and Israel.[8] Indonesia was later visited in the nineteenth series of the original American version in October 2011.

During the Vietnam leg, all route markers were coloured yellow and green instead of yellow and red. This was done to avoid confusion with the former South Vietnamese national flag, which is also yellow and red. The route markers for the Vietnam leg were similar to those used in A Corrida Milionária, the Brazilian version of the race.

Leg 7 and Leg 8 formed a double-length leg.


Application deadline for the first series closed on 17 September 2010 (extended from 6 September 2010[9]) initially with the applicants required to be at least 18 years old with citizenship or permanent residency. However, due to insurance issues overseas, the minimum age for applicants was raised from 18 to 21 years of age.[10][11][12]

The cast includes married fitness entrepreneurs, farmers, friends of Egyptian descent, models, Big W workmates and reunited sisters. Notably, Nathan, who teams up with Tyler, is boyfriend of 2006 Miss Australia, Erin McNaught.[13] Renae was also the runner up of Miss Universe Australia 2010.[7] Entrepreneurs Richard & Joey Marc are the authors of Please Mum, Don't Supersize Me!.[14] Ryot & Liberty are the brother and sister of the comedian Rebel Wilson.

After the race[edit]

Dating couple Chris and Anastasia have since split up, although they deny that their relationship was negatively affected by television exposure.[15]

Nathan was a contestant on the second series of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia on the Nine Network, in which he came second losing to Music Guru Ian "Dicko" Dickson. in the final challenge. He raised $80,000 for his charity Epilepsy Australia.

Richard & Joey have a new TV Show on Foxtel called Feel Good TV [16]

After the series, Mel replaced Maude Garrett as a co-host of the Hot30 Countdown on the Today Radio Network, where she later gained international notoriety for her role in a controversial prank call to an English hospital which was treating HRH The Duchess of Cambridge for morning sickness.[17] Subsequently, she also appeared on the fourth series of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia. She was eliminated in episode 8 and raised $10,000 for Endometriosis Australia.

Mo has a role on a new Muslim sketch comedy show on SBS called "Legally Brown"


The Amazing Race Australia is sponsored by Canon, National Australia Bank, Honda, Vodafone and Gloria Jean's.[18] The Amazing Race Australia also has an app for Android, iPhone and Blackberry where the user can track the teams and watch full episodes.


The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Note that this table is not necessarily reflective of all content broadcast on television due to inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Team Relationship Position (by Leg) Roadblocks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 + 85 9 10 11 12
Tyler & Nathan Surfers 6th 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd+ 3rd 3rd 2nd8 1st Tyler 6, Nathan 6
Sam & Renae Models 1st 5th 8thε3 5th 6th~ 6th 4th 3rd^6 4th 4th 1st8,9 2nd Sam 63, Renae 6
Jeff & Luke Father & Son 4th 4th 6th 4th 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st+ 2nd 2nd 3rd10 3rd Jeff 6, Luke 6
Matt & Tom Farmers 5th 2nd 5th 1st 2nd+ 4th 6th 5th 1st 1st 4th Matt 5, Tom 6
Dave & Kelly Married Bikers 2nd 6th 4th 6th 4th^ 5th 5th 4th 5th7 Dave 6, Kelly 3
Chris & Anastasia Dating 7th 3rd 7th 3rd 7th+ 2nd 1st 6th^6 Chris 5, Anastasia 3
Alana & Mel Reunited Sisters 9th1 10th 2nd 7th 5th^ 7th Alana 2, Mel 4
Mo & Mos Friends 11th 7th2 9th4 8th 8th~ Mo 2, Mos 3
Richard & Joey Married Entrepreneurs 10th 9th 1stƒ 9th Richard 2, Joey 1
Anne-Marie & Tracy Workmates 8th1 8th 10th4 Anne-Marie 2, Tracy 1
Ryot & Liberty Brother & Sister 3rd 11th Ryot 2, Liberty 0
  • A red team placement means the team was eliminated.
  • An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on one of two non-elimination Legs of the race and was "Marked for Elimination"; if the team did not finish 1st on the next Leg, they would receive a 30-minute penalty.
  • A purple ε indicates that the team decided to use the Express Pass on that Leg.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward clue.
  • A brown ⊃ means the team chose to use a U-Turn; indicates the team who received it.
  • Matching coloured symbols (orange +, teal ^, magenta –, and olive ~) indicate teams who worked together during part of the Leg as a result of an Intersection.
  • Italicised results indicate the position of the team at the midpoint of a two-episode Leg.
  1. ^a b For unknown reasons on the subsequent Leg, the starting placements of Anne-Marie & Tracy and Alana & Mel were switched, resulting in Anne-Marie & Tracy and Alana & Mel starting in 9th and 8th place, respectively.
  2. ^ Mo & Mos initially arrived 4th, but were issued a 30-minute penalty for being "marked for elimination" and not arriving 1st. Three teams checked in during their penalty time, dropping Mo & Mos to 7th.
  3. ^a b Sam & Renae used the Express Pass to bypass the Roadblock in Leg 3. Before using the Express Pass, Sam elected to perform the Roadblock; this is reflected in the total Roadblock count.
  4. ^a b Mo & Mos initially arrived 9th, but were issued a 4-hour penalty for not completing the Roadblock. Anne-Marie & Tracey, the only team trailing Mo & Mos at that point, were also issued the same penalty; since Mo & Mos began their penalty first, they were allowed to check-in with their remaining penalty time to be assessed at the start of the next leg, while Anne-Marie and Tracy were eliminated without the 4-hour penalty being issued.
  5. ^ Leg 7 and Leg 8 were combined to form one marathon leg and was shown over two episodes.
  6. ^a b Sam & Renae and Chris & Anastasia initially arrived 1st and 2nd, respectively, but both teams were penalized for quitting the Intersection task. Chris & Anastasia were given the full 4-hour penalty for electing to quit the task, while Sam & Renae were given a 2-hour penalty after being forced to quit the task by Chris & Anastasia. While Sam & Renae's placement dropped to 3rd, Chris & Anastasia's placement were dropped to last place and resulted in their elimination.
  7. ^ Dave & Kelly failed to reach the Masada Pit Stop; after all other teams had checked in at the Pit Stop, Grant came out to their location to inform them of their elimination.
  8. ^a b Sam & Renae and Nathan & Tyler initially arrived 1st and 2nd, respectively, but both teams were issued a 20-minute penalty for taking unregistered taxis to the Roadblock. This did not affect either teams' placements.
  9. ^ Because Sam & Renae finished 1st, their 30-minute "marked for elimination" penalty was nullified.
  10. ^ Jeff & Luke bought 2nd class tickets on the train to Galle, when the clue instructed them to purchase 3rd class tickets. For this, they incurred a 10-minute penalty upon leaving Galle Station.


The prize for each leg is awarded to the first place team for that leg.

  • Leg 1A$10,000 from National Australia Bank and The Express Pass – an item that can be used on the race to skip any one task of the team's choosing.
  • Leg 2 – Two tickets to the 2011 AFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and a VIP tour of the National Sports Museum.
  • Leg 3 – A$10,000 from National Australia Bank.
  • Leg 4 – A$5,000 shopping spree at Kathmandu.
  • Leg 5 – A$5,000 home entertainment system from Bing Lee.
  • Leg 6 – A$5,000 shopping spree at Kathmandu.
  • Leg 7 – Leg 7 and Leg 8 were part of one marathon leg. N/A[a]
  • Leg 8 – A$10,000 from National Australia Bank.
  • Leg 9 – A$5,000 personal computer package from Bing Lee.
  • Leg 10 – A$10,000 from National Australia Bank.
  • Leg 11 – A$5,000 home entertainment system from Bing Lee.
  • Final Leg – A$250,000

Episode title quotes[edit]

Episode titles are often taken from quotes made by the racers.

  1. "Nothing's Smooth Sailing with Us" – Tracy
  2. "Like Four Seasons in a Day" – Chris
  3. "We've Got Pain, But We've Not Lost Any Weight" – Anne-Marie
  4. "A Town That Was 15-20 Letters Long" – Nathan
  5. "The Woman-ness to Realize Where You Went Wrong" – Chris
  6. "The Last Team Will Spend the Night in the Dungeon" – Last Clue (paraphrased)
  7. "It's Just Like Where's Wally" – Tom
  8. "At Least the View's Nice" – Chris
  9. "When I Saw Everyone Freezing to Death" – Kelly
  10. "I Hope We Don't Have to Wear a Crown of Thorns" – Tom
  11. "You the Nice Cowboy" – Israeli Taxi Driver to Matt & Tom
  12. "You're Good at Spending Money" – Tyler & Nathan's Fortune Teller, in Mandarin Chinese, through a translator

Race summary[edit]

The route map of the first series of The Amazing Race Australia.
Destinations Legenda lotnisko.svg Air travel   Legenda kolej.svg Rail travel   Legenda prom.svg Water travel   Bus-logo.svg Bus travel
Route Markers Detour icon.svg Detour   Roadblock icon.svg Roadblock   Fast Forward icon.svg Fast Forward   Yield icon.svg Yield
Intersection icon.svg Intersection   U-Turn icon.svg U-Turn   Speed Bump icon.svg Speed Bump   TAR-pitstop-icon.png Pit Stop

Leg 1 (Australia → Indonesia)[edit]

The islet of Gili Trawangan was the first pit stop in the inaugural series of The Amazing Race Australia.

Airdate: 16 May 2011

The series' first Roadblock took place at the Starting Line at Melbourne Cricket Ground, where one team member had to scale and abseil one of the six light towers 75 metres (246 ft) before retrieving their next clue.

The first Detour of the series was a choice of Cash or Carry. In Cash, teams were required to make and sell the local traditional bakso for no less than Rp 5,000 per bowl, and were required to sell 15 of them. Once they sold, the store manager would get their next clue. In Carry, teams were required to find a market stall and carry traditional produce on their heads to another market stall within the same market before retrieving their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At BlueWater Express, teams signed up for one of three boats leaving for Lombok. The first boat, leaving at 6:00 AM has room for the first three teams, while the remaining boats (leaving at 30-minute intervals after the first boat) could carry four teams each.
  • At Papak Beach, teams must search a marked fishing boat with a nets to find their next clue.
  • At Pura Lingsar Temple, teams must participate a rice war ritual called perang topat, where teams were showered with rice powder by locals, before receiving their next clue.
  • At Malimbu Beach, teams must ride an outrigger to Gili Trawangan Island. Both team members were required to dive onto Halik Reef where one of them only needed to retrieve a briefcase at the bottom. Upon arriving back at the shore, teams had to count the money in the briefcase where totals varied from team to team and use this as the combination to retrieve the next clue.
Additional information
  • On the way to their first destination at Lombok, Indonesia, teams must take one of two flights to Bali. The first flight via Darwin arrives first, and the second and direct flight arriving an hour and 20 minutes after the first.

Leg 2 (Indonesia → Vietnam)[edit]

This Leg's Pit Stop was located at the citadel of the former Vietnamese capital in Huế.

Airdate: 23 May 2011

The Detour was a choice of Carry Fowl or Carabao. In Carry Fowl, teams head to a Bang Chicken farm and gather twenty live chickens to carry them (the traditional way - on their shoulder) into a marked designed retailer at a nearby market. In Carabao, teams travel to a rice paddy and had to choose a marked field to use an ox-drawn plow to till the soil, until the plow caught on a buried rope attached to a hidden clue.

For this Roadblock, one team member had to retrieve seven coins representing the seven emperors of the Nguyễn Dynasty in Vietnam at Minh Mạng Tomb, then bring them back to Khải Định Tomb for further instructions. At the Khải Định Tomb, they had to placed the coins in the correct order of the reign of the emperors. Though the coins contained required information on a workstation at each table, they would not realist that some coins had to placed in wrong order and needed to return to Minh Mang Tomb. Once they placed all seven coins in the correct order, a "king" would receive their next clue,

Additional tasks
  • At the Saigon Opera House, teams had to search amongst hundreds of women wearing a nón lá to find one that had their name written on the hat. They would exchange a fan with their name on it with the woman for their next clue.
  • At Trần Thanh Mại Garage, teams pick up a marked army jeep for the rest of the leg to change the tire and engine oil for their next clue.
Additional note
  • While traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, teams had an option of taking a Fast Boat back to Denpasar to make a connecting flight to Ho Chi Minh City or taking a flight directly from the island of Lombok.

Leg 3 (Vietnam → Hong Kong, China → Macau, China)[edit]

While in Hong Kong, teams visited the Jumbo Floating Restaurant, where they bit into fortune cookies for clue.

Airdate: 30 May 2011

The first Fast Forward of the series requires one team to perform a Buddhist ritual that monks and nuns usually perform in their lives: completely shaving their head. Once all of both team members's hair had been removed, the team would win the Fast Forward award.

Other teams had to participate with the Detour, given a choice of Lion Dance and Kung Fu Stance. Both Detours must travel to Walled City Park. In Lion Dance, teams had to dress up and perform a traditional lion dance. Once the dance was performed to the master's satisfaction, they would receive their next clue. In Kung Fu Stance, teams had to perform a series of precise Kung Fu movements to the satisfaction of the Kung Fu master, then break six clay tiles before receiving their next clue.

In this Leg's Roadblock, one team member had to arrange 12 lanterns representing the animals of the Chinese zodiac in chronological order using clues given to them in their Route Info, in the correct order which was the traditional procession of the signs according to the myth: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig, before they were allowed to run to the Pit Stop.

Additional tasks
  • At the Jumbo Floating Restaurant, teams had to bite into fortune cookies until they came across one with a specific message inside, telling them to receive their next clue from the waiter.
  • After completing the Detour, teams were told to travel by ferry to Macau to reach The Venetian Macao. Before permitting to enter the casino, teams were required to dress in formal wear. There, teams played Baccarat with the dealer, and each time the team wins a game earn them a Mahjong lettered tile. Teams must win ten games to reveal their next location: A Ma Cultural Village, where the next clue was located.

Leg 4 (Macau, China → South Africa)[edit]

Airdate: 6 June 2011

For the leg's Roadblock, teams encountered on a world's largest bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge outside of Port Elizabeth.

During the Pit Stop, all teams were moved to the Ruins of St. Paul's to begin the leg. The Detour was a choice between Smash and Bash. Both Detours would require teams to drive to Kragga Kamma Game Park. In Smash, from a distance, teams would have to throw a traditional South African club called a knobkierie at four vases suspended in the air. Once all four vases were shattered, teams would receive their next clue. In Bash, teams had to build a large giraffe feeder, only using the tools and materials provided. If the feeder had been assembled according to the park ranger's preference, he would hand the teams their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member would have to perform and endure the world's largest bungee jump off the Bloukrans Bridge at a height of 216 metres (709 ft). After the team member completed the traumatizing fall, teams would receive their next clue.

Additional task
  • Upon arriving at Port Elizabeth, teams had to search a marked vehicle from the airport carpark and find a hidden clue inside the windscreen. The clue tell teams that teams must find The Valley of Desolation to locate a "sheer-cliff face" at the Camdeboo National Park for the next clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams have to find a healer in Nomathamsanqa where they had to collect a goat from a pen and transport it to a witch doctor known as a sangoma to receive their next clue.

Leg 5 (South Africa)[edit]

Teams met up on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town to team up for an Intersection.

Airdate: 13 June 2011

For this Roadblock, teams had to drive themselves to Melkboss Air Strip; there, one team member had to perform a tandem skydive at a height of 9,000 feet (2,700 m). The non-participating team member must help guide them to the landing zone using signal flares. After the team member completed the fall, the instructor would hand them their next clue.

The Detour was a choice between Guns and Rosé. In Guns, teams had to use shot guns to shoot 9 different moving clay tiles at the Valley Gun Club. They must alternate within 5 clay tiles. Once all the tiles were obliterated, teams would receive their next clue. In Rosé, teams had to carry a large wine barrel to a winery called Nelson's Creek Wine Estate where they had to find a wining station and fill the barrel with the wine, rosé. Once the barrel was completely filled to the brim, teams would be given their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, teams must search for the Nobel Square for the Intersection.
  • At the Kargo Warehouse, the intersected teams had to load a large truck with school supplies and deliver them to Intyatyambo Orphanage. Once all the materials were delivered, the teams would receive their next clue. After finishing the task, they were no longer Intersected.
  • At Atlantis Dunes, teams had to drive all-terrain vehicles to an area filled with 15 covered baskets. Underneath one of three baskets is the teams' next clue while underneath the rest is an hourglass teams have to overturn and wait for the sand to run out before they can continue on. The hourglasses were different sizes, so some took longer to pour out than others.

Leg 6 (South Africa → The Netherlands → Czech Republic)[edit]

Teams visited the Oud Hollands Gebakkraam food cart in Amsterdam where each team member had to eat two appelbollen before receiving their next clue.

Airdate: 20 June 2011

The Detour was a choice between Chivalry or Delivery. In Chivalry, teams dressed in knight's armor in Old Town Square and searched for a mysterious man with a key. They then had to search the square for a damsel in distress at the Hotel U Prince and exchange the key for their next clue. In Delivery, teams had to carry a young "princess" in a royal sedan chair from the St. Agnes of Bohemia Convent to the "palace" at Narodni Galerie to receive their next clue.

In this Roadblock, one team member had to travel to Střelecký Island and find a medieval village where one team member had to hit a target on the archery range twice in 40 attempts to receive their next clue. If their arrow hit a bullseye, they would also receive a A$50 bonus from National Australia Bank as well.

Additional tasks
  • At Oud Hollands Gebakkraa, each team member had to eat two appelbollen (in Dutch), a Belgian pastry popular in the Netherlands that is made out of a whole cored apple wrapped in puff pastry, to receive their next clue. The first four teams to finish their appelbollen also received tickets for a sleeping car on the train that would take them on the 15-hour ride to Prague, Czech Republic; while the remaining three teams were given tickets for standard seats on a passenger car.
  • At the Powder Tower, teams have to search across the road for their cluebox. The clue instruct teams had to search the Charles Bridge for Statue of St. Vitus with a hole where their next clue is located.

Leg 7 (Czech Republic)[edit]

While in Prague, teams paid a visit to the infamous Dancing House.

Airdate: 27 June 2011

The Detour was a choice between Stack Up and Stack In. In Stack Up, teams went into the Pilsner Urquell Brewery where they had to load a pallet with cases of their pilsener beer and had to transport 90 slabs of beer to the factory line with two pallets until they both hold 45 slabs until receiving their next clue. In Stack In, teams had to consume 18 traditional Czech sausages called játernice which were made from pig offal where they eat one whole serving in order to receive their next clue.

For the Roadblock, one team member have to climb to the top of the church before climbing into a window at the top spire. Then had to pick up the clue and abseil down to the church floor, with the church choir's singing accompanying them on the way down.

Additional tasks
  • At Štvanice Stadium, teams had to score one goal against a goalkeeper for the Czech national hockey team to receive their next clue.
  • At St. Nicolas Church, teams had to collect cameras and climb at the top of the cathedral tower 304 steps high to a "Soviet Spy" post, whereupon they had 30 seconds to locate and take a photograph of a man waving a flag with race colours, introduced in the previous clue as a "person of interest", and not the man waving a flag advertising a local museum. If teams took a picture of the correct man, they received their next clue; otherwise, they had to return to the bottom of the tower and, whilst climbing back up, count the number of steps, with a correct answer providing the next clue. If teams failed this task, they must climb up again to get it right.
Additional information
  • At the Dancing House, teams picked up a Škoda Auto vintage car, which then would be their only means of transportation for the rest of the leg.

Leg 8 (Czech Republic → Poland)[edit]

Teams ended this leg of the race in Poland at the Niedzica Castle.

Airdate: 4 July 2011

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to push a mine cart through the mine until they reached the end of the line. They then had to dig through the cart to find crystalline keys, one of which would unlock the crypt containing the next clue.

The Detour was a choice between Herd and Hoe Down. Both Detours must travel to Zakopane. In Herd, teams travelled to the Polish countryside, where they had to build a pen using the fences provided and herd at least the three sheep marked with a red stripe into it in order to receive their next clue. In Hoe Down, teams travelled to Karczma Czarci Jar Restaurant where they donned traditional clothing and learned a Polish axe dance. Once the judge was satisfied with their dancing, they received the next clue.

Additional tasks
  • Upon arriving in Krakow, teams had to find a marked vehicle at the railway station which contained their next clue.
  • At Cape Stylchen, the intersected teams must cut four slices of log off of a large log using a two-man saw to receive their next clue. After completing the task, teams were no longer Intersected.

Leg 9 (Poland → Israel)[edit]

Upon arriving in Israel, teams visited Azrieli Center for a clue.

Airdate: 11 July 2011

For the Roadblock, teams were required to travel by train to Haifa to reach Port of Haifa. There, one team had member to rig a container truck, drive it through an obstacle course and back up to its final loading space to receive their next clue.

The Detour was a choice between Find Unseen and Make 13. Both Detours must head themselves to Jerusalem Beach. In Find Unseen, teams used a metal detector to a search marked area for a key that would unlock a chest containing the next clue. In Make 13, teams had to play matkot, a traditional Israeli bat and ball game similar to racquet. They had to hit the ball back and forth 13 times without letting it hit the ground before they would receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Azrieli Center, teams must visit the tower's penthouse for their next clue.
  • At Hasimta Theatre where each team member had to separately answer five questions about the other teams of the Race. The questions were:
  • Which team's relationship do you envy?
  • Which team would be first to lend you a helping hand?
  • If the Race was a foursome player, which team would you pair up with?
  • Which team has been the most strategic?
  • Apart from your own team, which team most deserves to win?
The other team member then had to guess his or her teammate's answers, and they would receive their next clue if their answers match.
  • After the Detour, teams picked up a marked Race-provided cars and drive themselves to the ancient Masada ruins for the Pit Stop.

Leg 10 (Israel)[edit]

In the "Pilgrim's Trail" Detour in Jerusalem, teams had to carry an 80-kg Cross along the Via Dolorosa, the path Jesus took to the site of historical crucifixion.

Airdate: 18 July 2011

During the Pit Stop, teams recorded messages to their loved ones at home, where they must hold the memory sticks for further notice. In this Roadblock, one team member had to decipher a message written in Hebrew using the local writing method from right-to-left on a scroll meant to resemble the Dead Sea Scrolls, then translate the message and write it down from left-to-right in order to receive their next clue. The scroll where it figure out their next location is at Central Post Office Building in Jerusalem.

The Detour involving religious aspects in the Holy City, was a choice of Pilgrim's Trail or Holy Grail. In Pilgrim's Trail, teams travelled to the Old City where they picked up an 80 kg (180 lb) wooden cross and then carry it along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the path Jesus is said to have taken along to the site of his crucifixion. Teams would have to find each of the Stations of the Cross before delivering the cross at the end of the Via Dolorosa in order to receive their next clue. In Holy Grail, teams traveled to the Western Wall and joined an active archaeological dig site. Teams would have to unearth a clay pot and then deliver it to a man in the City of David for their next clue. The post-Detour clues teams instructed to walk the "rampart walk near the Dung Gate" to locate their next clue,

Additional tasks
  • From the Pit Stop, teams took the cable car up to the ruins to find the Winter Palace of King Herod, where they would find their next clue, instructing them to Qumran in Kalya to find their next clue.
  • At the Central Post Office Building, teams had to send the record message in the mail they did during the Pit Stop, before they would receive their next clue.

Leg 11 (Israel → Sri Lanka)[edit]

In the Sri Lankan town of Ambalangoda, teams had to search a street festival for a man wearing a particular mask the town is famous for to get their next clue.

Airdate: 25 July 2011

The Detour was a choice between Count or Carry. In Count, teams had to find a marked stall with a basket full of fish. They had to count the fish, and provide the correct total to receive their next clue. In Carry, teams had to use a wooden trolley to transfer 15 blocks of ice unbroken through a busy market to a specific marked stall to receive their next clue.

In this Roadblock, one team member had to use a professional sewing machine to properly sew a shirt using fabric cuttings to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • After the Detour, teams were instructed to travel by train to Galle, and made their way to Galle Fort where teams had to go to the beach where they found a chest with a combination lock and a clue asking for the year Sri Lanka gained independence from the United Kingdom: 1948. This opened a second chest that asked for the year of birth of Sri Lanka's first Prime Minister Don Stephen Senanayake: 1884, to receive their next clue.
  • The clue after unlocking the second chest instruct teams to travel by bus to Ambalangoda and find the train station for the next clue, involved them showing a photograph of a particular mask. They then had to search the a nearby street festival for a person wearing the matching mask in order to receive their next clue.

Leg 12 (Sri Lanka → Singapore → Australia)[edit]

Teams visited Singapore Flyer in the city of Singapore before heading to their final destination, Perth.

Airdate: 1 August 2011

The final Detour of the Race was a choice between Dare or Stair. In Dare, teams had to travel to Tower 1, take an elevator to the 55th floor, each team member had to traverse to Tower 2 by walking a tightrope to get their clue. In Stair, teams travelled to Tower 1 by climbing the stairs up to the 55th-floor tower, take a Singaporean plush toy and then climb the other 56th floor Tower 2 of the hotel and exchange the souvenir for their next clue.

The final Roadblock of the race requires one team member to retrieve flags for the ten foreign countries they visited during the race and place the flags in the order in which they visited each country. Their teammate who did not participate the Roadblock are not allowed to assist. Once teams got the correct order of correct flags, they would be allowed to retrieve the final clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Goh Chor Tua Pek Kong Chinese Temple, teams have to break durians in front of the stage and search for a durian with a red colour inside with a brightly-coloured flesh to receive their next clue.
  • At Hong San See Taoist Temple, teams participated in a five-minute reading from a fortune teller at the temple before receiving their next clue.
  • At the Jurong Chinese Garden, teams searched a statue of Confucius for their next clue.
  • At the Singapore Flyer, teams must ride inside one of the 28 Ferris wheel capsules and one of which contains their next clue, with three capsules have an actual clue to follow. If teams pick the wrong gondola, they have to do the full 20-minute rotation before picking a new gondola.
  • At the Fremantle Prison, teams had to unlock cells using provided keys. They must search over 100 doors for the one cell that contains their next clue.


# Episode Title Airdate Viewers Nightly viewers Rank Ref
Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide Perth
1 Pilot / "Nothing's Smooth Sailing with Us" (Indonesia) 16 May 2011 338,000 437,000 183,000 124,000 176,000 1,258,000 #5 [19]
2 The End In The Beginning / "Like Four Seasons in a Day" (Vietnam) 23 May 2011 340,000 403,000 177,000 113,000 111,000 1,144,000 #7 [20]
3 Chinese Zodiac / "We've Got Pain, But We've Not Lost Any Weight" (Hong Kong and Macau, China) 30 May 2011 305,000 413,000 165,000 115,000 137,000 1,135,000 #9 [21]
4 "A Town That Was 15-20 Letters Long" (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) 6 June 2011 307,000 393,000 161,000 133,000 172,000 1,165,000 #7 [22]
5 Karma / "The Woman-ness to Realize Where You Went Wrong" (Cape Town, South Africa) 13 June 2011 336,000 386,000 160,000 143,000 136,000 1,161,000 #7 [23]
6 "The Last Team Will Spend the Night in the Dungeon" (Netherlands and Czech Republic) 20 June 2011 337,000 410,000 199,000 112,000 155,000 1,213,000 #7 [24]
7 Czech Ferrari's / "It's Just Like Where's Wally" (Prague, Czech Republic) 27 June 2011 312,000 352,000 149,000 123,000 140,000 1,075,000 #7 [25]
8 Polish Nightmares / "At Least the View's Nice" (Poland) 4 July 2011 271,000 344,000 167,000 110,000 141,000 1,032,000 #8 [26]
9 Desert Odyssey / "When I Saw Everyone Freezing to Death" (Tel Aviv, Israel) 11 July 2011 301,000 335,000 149,000 97,000 157,000 1,039,000 #9 [27]
10 Pilgrims Trail / "I Hope We Don't Have to Wear a Crown of Thorns" (Jerusalem, Israel) 18 July 2011 303,000 344,000 175,000 125,000 177,000 1,124,000 #7 [28]
11 Colombo, Sri Lanka 25 July 2011 253,000 333,000 143,000 118,000 117,000 963,000 #10 [29]
12 Finale / "You're Good at Spending Money" (Singapore and Western Australia) 1 August 2011 293,000 408,000 162,000 121,000 211,000 1,195,000 #6 [30]


  1. ^ No prize was mentioned as awarded to the first place team on this leg. Instead, teams were told that they were to immediately continue racing.


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