The Amazing Race Australia 4

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The Amazing Race Australia 4
Presented byBeau Ryan
WinnersTim & Rod Sattler-Jones
No. of legs12
Distance traveled45,000[1] km (28,000 mi)
No. of episodes12
Release
Original networkNetwork 10
Original release28 October (2019-10-28) –
3 December 2019 (2019-12-03)
Additional information
Filming dates20 August 2019 (2019-08-20) – 12 September 2019 (2019-09-12)
chronology
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The Amazing Race Australia 4 is the fourth season of the Australian reality television game show The Amazing Race Australia, an Australian spin-off of the American series The Amazing Race. The show features eleven teams of two in a pre-existing relationship in a race around the world to win the grand prize of A$250,000.[2]

This season is the first to air on Network 10 after moving over from Seven Network and is hosted by former rugby league player Beau Ryan replacing Grant Bowler, who was the host of Seven's iteration of the Race.

The fourth edition premiered on Monday, 28 October 2019, with the show airing on Mondays and Tuesdays in the 7:30pm time-slot on Network 10.[3]

The season concluded with newlyweds Tim & Rod Sattler-Jones as the winners of the Race, making them the first romantic couple to win in the Australian franchise.

Production[edit]

Development and filming[edit]

Outside of Australia, teams gathered at Seoul Plaza near Seoul City Hall for the start of The Amazing Race Australia 4.

In May 2019, rumours circulated that The Amazing Race Australia would return after five years when casting opened for an "Adventure Travel Competition" to be produced by Eureka Productions that was "looking for personality-packed teams of two to take part in a competitive reality travel series full of great prizes to be won!"[4] On 29 May 2019, Beverley McGarvey, the chief content officer of Network 10, announced that the network was in the process of acquiring two franchises that would air at the end of the year saying, "We are doing The Masked Singer, which is different, a bit crazy and a proper original. The other thing, a franchise I can’t talk about yet, will be huge for us too. We are finalising the contract at present.", and described the second franchise they were acquiring as "a bit more familiar."[5]

The next day, TV Blackbox reported that Network 10 had bought the rights to the Australian franchise of The Amazing Race with the series set to air in the final quarter of 2019.[6] The American version airs in the United States on 10's parent network CBS (but airs locally on the Seven Network, who previously produced the Australian series). On 27 June, Network 10 officially announced that it would be reviving The Amazing Race Australia with Beverley McGarvey announcing that a new series was set to air in late 2019 and that Beau Ryan would be serving as the new host.[7]

On 3 September, during an episode of Australian Survivor, it was first revealed that The Amazing Race Australia would begin airing in October. The premiere date was later announced on 7 October after cast announcements began to be 28 October 2019.[3]

The racecourse for this season travelled to eight countries across three continents (Asia, Africa, and Oceania), racing 45,000 km in total.[1][8][9][10] The Race started outside of Australia at Seoul Plaza in Seoul, South Korea making it the first time for the Australian series and third time in Amazing Race history, after the second Chinese season and the eight Israeli season (which was produced prior to the Australian series in December 2018 yet is set to air in early 2020), in which the Starting Line did not take place in the show's host country.[11][12]

During the show's visit to Vietnam on Legs 3 and 4, the normal red & yellow route markers were used, unlike the first season in which the route markers were replaced to avoid confusion with the former South Vietnamese national flag, following recent editions of the Race (such as the 31st American season) where the normal red & yellow route markers were used.

The Speed Bump returned as the penalty for team that arrived in last place during a non-elimination leg. However, instead of a separate task, the Speed Bump added an additional aspect to the first task of the leg much like the Handicap on The Amazing Race Norge and the Speed Bump on the 27th American season.

During the season, Tom & Tyler tied the record for single-season leg wins at 8, a record which is shared with Rovilson & Marc and Rachel & Dave from the second Asian and 20th American seasons, respectively. With Tom & Tyler eliminated prior to the final leg, they also set a record for winning the most legs for an eliminated team as well.

Casting[edit]

Applications for the fourth season opened in May 2019 and were open to permanent residents and citizens from Australia and New Zealand, who were at least 18 years old. Applications for the 2019 edition were originally set to close on 31 May 2019 but were extended to 7 July 2019.[4][13]

Prior to the start of filming, it was leaked that North Melbourne rookie Tom Wilkinson would be racing with Southport midfielder Tyler Roos, the son of Australian Football Hall of Fame inductee Paul Roos.[13][12] The cast also included two Missionaries of God's Love sisters, the first female firefighter in South Australia Adrienne Clarke, the show's first married Indigenous couple, and the show's first same-sex couple following the passage of the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017.[12]

A month after filming concluded, influencer Sidney "Sid" Pierucci was arrested and charged with assault and destroy/damage property following an alleged domestic violence incident on 14 October in Bellevue Hill with police issuing an apprehended domestic violence order on behalf of Ashley "Ash" Ruscoe.[14][15] After these reports came out, Ash stated in an interview that she and Sid had ended their relationship after filming concluded though stated that the show was not the cause of their breakup.[16][17] Sid pleaded not guilty to the charges on 6 November 2019 at Downing Centre Local Court.[18]

Marketing[edit]

Bankwest served as the major sponsor of the Race, providing multiple leg prizes as well as Halo payment rings as a primary means of payment during many legs. Other sponsors included Tourism NT, Jetstar, and Powerade Active Water.[19][20]

Results[edit]

The following teams participated in the Race, each listed along with leg placements and subtitles listed on the program. This table may not necessarily be reflective of all content broadcast on the program, owing to the inclusion or exclusion of some data. Placements are listed in finishing order.[21][22][23][12]

Team Subtitle Position (by leg) Roadblocks
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 106 11 12
Tim & Rod Newlyweds 4th 4th 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 2nd^ 2nd 3rd 4th 1st 1st Tim 4, Rod 4
Jasmin & Jerome Deadly Duo 6th 5th 4th 4thƒ 1st 3rd 5th+ 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd Jasmin 2, Jerome 6
Viv & Joey Mighty Siblings 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th 7th 5th 3rd 5th 5th 3rd 2nd 3rd7 Viv 2, Joey 6
Tom & Tyler Footy Mates 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 4th 1st+4 1stƒ 1st 1st 4th Tom 4, Tyler 3
Femi & Nick Nurses 5th 9th 7th 8th 3rd 6th3 4th 4th 4th 5th Femi 3, Nick 3
Sid & Ash Influencers 9th 7th 6th 3rd 4th 1st 6th^ 6th5 Sid 3, Ash 25
Hayley & Mikayla Sisters 3rd 3rd 5th 2nd 6th 7th3 Hayley 1, Mikayla 2
Chris & Adrienne Farmer & Firie 7th 6th 8th 6th 8th2 Chris 1, Adrienne 1
Rowah & Amani Mum & Daughter 8th 8th 9th 9th Rowah 1, Amani 1
Judy & Therese Nuns 10th 10th Judy 1, Therese 0
Alana & Niko Gen Z Siblings 11th1 Alana 11, Niko 0
  • A red team placement means the team was eliminated.
  • A green ƒ indicates that the team won a Fast Forward.
  • An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg and had to perform a Speed Bump during the next leg of the Race.
  • A brown ⊃ indicates that the team chose to use the U-Turn (Leg 4) or voted for the U-Turned team in a U-Turn vote (Legs 9 & 11); indicates the team who received it.
  • Matching coloured symbols (pink +, teal ^ and fuchsia –) indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of an Intersection.
Notes
  1. ^ By the time Alana & Niko reached the Roadblock, the location had closed for the day and all of the other teams had checked into the Pit Stop. Instead of Alana performing the Roadblock (this is included in the Roadblock count) as well as the remaining tasks left for this leg, Alana & Niko were instead instructed to go directly to the Pit Stop for elimination.
  2. ^ During the camel task, Chris fell off his camel and broke several ribs, and medics were called out. Long after all the other teams had already checked in at the Pit Stop, Beau came to the ger to inform them of their elimination.[24]
  3. ^ Femi & Nick initially arrived 5th, but were issued a 2-hour penalty for failing to complete the sand dune task during the allotted 4-hour time period. Viv & Joey checked-in during their penalty time, dropping Femi & Nick to 6th. Hayley & Mikayla were eligible to be penalised for the same infraction, but they were the last team to arrive at the Pit Stop, resulting in their elimination.
  4. ^ Tom & Tyler were set to begin the leg in 4th place but were late to the Pit Start and started the leg in last place.
  5. ^ For their Speed Bump, Sid & Ash both had to complete the Roadblock. Since Sid opted to perform the Roadblock before finding out that both team members had to do the Roadblock, only Sid's performance is reflected in their total Roadblock count. Later, they initially arrived 2nd at the Pit Stop, but were issued a 1-hour penalty for speeding. All other teams trailing them checked-in during their penalty time, dropping Sid & Ash to last place and resulting in their elimination.
  6. ^ All five teams had time penalties applied at the Pit Stop based on how many questions they answered incorrectly during the pub quiz task. The initial placements for all teams are as follows:
    1. 1st: Viv & Joey (13 minutes), 2nd: Tom & Tyler (8 minutes), 3rd: Jasmin & Jerome (6 minutes), 4th: Tim & Rod (9 minutes), 5th: Femi & Nick (2 minutes). Femi & Nick were eliminated without the 2-minute penalty being issued.
  7. ^ Due to unfavourable wind conditions, Viv & Joey were unable to complete the skydive task and had to land at the nearby Katherine Airport instead. Since neither teams' time differences nor placements were affected, Viv & Joey were immediately given the next clue without being issued a time penalty.

Voting history[edit]

Teams participated in two U-Turn votes during the Race. The team with the most votes was penalised with the U-Turn. Both votes were secret ballots.

  • On Leg 9, the final five teams privately met Beau Ryan in the order they arrived at the previous leg's Pit Stop outside the Lilongwe International Airport to cast their vote.[25]
  • On Leg 11, the final four teams voted during the flight to Bangkok to penalise a team with a U-Turn.
Leg #: 9 11
U-Turned Tim & Rod Tom & Tyler
Result 4–1 3–1
Voter Team's Vote
Tim & Rod Tom & Tyler Tom & Tyler
Jasmin & Jerome Tim & Rod Tom & Tyler
Viv & Joey Tim & Rod Tom & Tyler
Tom & Tyler Tim & Rod Tim & Rod
Femi & Nick Tim & Rod

Prizes[edit]

Unlike previous seasons, only some legs featured prizes awarded to the first team to check-in at the Pit Stop. The prizes were:

Race summary[edit]

The complete route map of the Race.
Destinations Legenda lotnisko.svg Air travel   Legenda kolej.svg Rail travel   BSicon BOOT.svg Water travel   Bus-logo.svg Bus travel
Route Markers Detour icon.svg Detour   Roadblock icon.svg Roadblock   Fast Forward icon.svg Fast Forward   Intersection icon.svg Intersection
U-Turn icon.svg U-Turn    Speed Bump icon.svg Speed Bump   TAR-Pacific-pitstop-icon.png Pit Stop

Leg 1 (South Korea)[edit]

In the Han River off of Yeouido Hangang Park in Seoul, one team member had to ride a Flyboard for the Race's first Roadblock.

Airdate: 28 October 2019

In the first Roadblock of the Race, one team member had to ride a Flyboard on the Han River and reach a height of at least 2 metres (6.6 ft) to receive their next clue.

In the first Detour of the Race, teams had a choice between Fold 'Em Fast or Stack 'Em High. In Fold 'Em Fast, teams had to roll, fill, and fold 50 dumplings to the dumpling master's satisfaction to receive their next clue. In Stack 'Em High, both team members had to take part in sport stacking, by stacking twelve cups in a demonstrated formation within eight seconds to receive their clue.

Additional task
  • At Namsan Tower, teams had to search from the observation deck for yellow and red Race flags in the city below. After finding the flags, teams had to search the gift shop for a postcard that matched the location and contained the address on the back. Teams then had to make their way there on foot and find a "message from home", an inscription from former Premier of New South Wales John Fahey on the Seoul Millennium Time Capsule, to find their next clue.

Leg 2 (South Korea)[edit]

For the second leg of the Race, teams travelled into the Korean Demilitarised Zone on the border with North Korea and hung a prayer ribbon for Korean reunification.

Airdate: 29 October 2019

The Detour was a choice between All Heart or All Thumbs. In All Heart, teams had to travel to a Korean military boot camp and complete challenges under a drill sergeant that involved carrying two tyres up a steep hill, navigating a high-rope course, and crawling through a mud pit with a weighted backpack, which contained their clue. In All Thumbs, teams had to participate in the relatively new sport of drone soccer at the Cheorwon Gymnasium. Both members had to pilot a drone through a soccer course and score a goal each before receiving their clue from the drone master.

Additional tasks
  • At Gwanghwamun Plaza, teams had to count the number of fountains and give the correct answer (364) to a gardener to receive their next clue.
  • At Imjingak Peace Park in the Korean Demilitarised Zone, also known as the DMZ, teams had to write a message of love and hope on a prayer ribbon and tie it to the prayer ribbon fence, before receiving their next clue from a souvenir store owner.
  • Following the Detour, teams had to raft down the Hantan River to their next Pit Stop at Goseokjeong Pavilion.
Additional note

Leg 3 (South Korea → Vietnam)[edit]

One Detour option in Ninh Bình had teams rowing a boat using local methods, with the soles of their feet.

Airdate: 4 November 2019

The Detour was a choice between Escargot and Make Boat Go. In Escargot, teams had to harvest 100 snails from a paddy field to receive their clue. In Make Boat Go, teams had to row a Vietnamese-style boat using the soles of their feet to a giant rock with their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, teams had to travel to Lãng Khanh Hostel & Restaurant, where they would find 300 banana leaf-wrapped young green rice parcels, nine of which contained a golden coin. One team member had to find a parcel with a coin before receiving their next clue. If a parcel didn't have a coin in it, they had to consume the contents of it, some of which had additional fillings including chillis.

Additional task
  • At the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, teams had to sign up for one of three water puppet shows, for three teams each and ten minutes apart. Once inside, teams would find a clue instructing them to watch the show to determine the location of their next clue. Teams had to figure out that the dragon puppets in the show had words on their necks, which read "Ben Xe Giap Bat", the Giáp Bát bus station.
Additional note
  • Teams returned to Seoul to begin the third leg.

Leg 4 (Vietnam)[edit]

To win the Fast Forward during their second leg in Vietnam, teams had to load and transport a bicycle with shrimp baskets (pictured is in Hanoi).

Airdate: 5 November 2019

For their Speed Bump, Rowah and Amani had to prepare five 2 kilograms (4.4 lb) bundles of incense sticks instead of four during the first task.

The Detour was a choice between Short Strokes or Long Strides. In Short Strokes, each team member had to wear a Full Moon Festival mask and replicate the pattern of the mask worn by their partner on another mask. Once teams completed the task to the judge's standard, they would receive their next clue. In Long Strides, one team member at a time had to walk a circuit on the temple grounds on stilts without falling to receive their next clue.

With their Detour clue, teams were also offered their first Fast Forward of the Race. In the Fast Forward, teams had to load a bicycle with 320 shrimp baskets and deliver them to a fisherman. The first team to complete this task would be able to go directly to the Pit Stop.

Additional tasks
  • At Hoa Lư Ancient Citadel, teams had to find a massive pile of incense sticks, make four 2 kilograms (4.4 lb) bundles of sticks within 100 grams (3.5 oz), and then deliver them to Chùa Nhất Trụ to receive their next clue.
  • At Bái Đính Temple, teams had to search among 500 Buddha statues to find the one with both feet on an animal: Pháp Luận Sơn. Teams then had to climb up the temple's bell tower to make their guess, and if they were correct, they would ring the bell and receive their next clue.
Additional note
  • Teams began the fourth leg outside The Reed Hotel in Ninh Bình.

Leg 5 (Vietnam → Mongolia)[edit]

After the Detour in Mongolia, one team member had to ride a camel into the sand dunes of Mongol Els to find the Pit Stop.

Airdate: 11 November 2019

The Detour was a choice between Milk the Best or Herd the Rest. In Milk the Best, teams had to milk a goat until they reached the marked line on the cup to receive their next clue. In Herd the Rest, teams had to use traditional Mongolian tools to capture and mark four goats with paint to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the base of the Zaisan Memorial, teams had to climb 300 steps to reach the memorial and find their next clue.
  • At the Gandan Monastery, teams had to spin and count the prayer wheels in the temple and give the correct answer (287) to the lead monk to receive their clue.
  • At the Dragon Bus Terminal, teams had to board one of three buses, the first and third of which carried three teams and the second two teams, to Mongol Els. Once there, team members had to complete a welcome ceremony by each drinking a bowl of fermented horse milk before receiving their next clue.
  • After the Detour, one team member had to ride a camel with their partner leading the camel across the desert approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) west and then travel north until they found Beau and the Pit Stop.

Leg 6 (Mongolia)[edit]

One Detour option in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar had teams deliver various items to stalls in the Narantuul Market.

Airdate: 12 November 2019

For the Roadblock, one member of the team had to learn a traditional Mongolian chant, used to introduce a Mongolian wrestling match, and successfully reiterate it to receive their next clue.

The Detour was a choice between Dance and Deliver. In Dance, teams went to Ulaanbaatar Ensemble Theatre, where they had to learn and correctly perform the Durvun Oird, a traditional folk dance, with a dance troupe in front of an audience to receive their next clue. In Deliver, teams had to deliver boots, furniture, and an oven, which teams had to assemble after delivering it, consecutively to specific stalls, while navigating through thousands of stalls within Narantuul Market, Mongolia's largest market, to receive their next clue.

Additional task
  • On the Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes, teams had to dig within a marked are to find a box, which contained their next clue. Due to hot temperatures, there was a 4-hour time limit for teams to complete the task. If teams were unable to complete within the time limit, they would incur a 2-hour penalty at the Pit Stop.
Additional note

Leg 7 (Mongolia → Zimbabwe → Zambia)[edit]

While in Zambia, teams travelled to Livingstone Island, where David Livingstone first viewed Victoria Falls.

Airdate: 18 November 2019

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to fly in a microlight above Victoria Falls and spot six letters on the ground that they had to unscramble to identify the location of their next clue: Mukuni Village.

The Detour was a choice between Cultivate and Separate. In Cultivate, teams had to attach a plow to two oxen and then lead them to cultivate a field by creating 8 straight furrows to receive their next clue. In Separate, teams had to assemble a dividing thatch fence along a house of a newlywed couple to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At the Victoria Falls Airport, teams received a traditional welcome ceremony in which a local village's chieftain spat water on them as a blessing. Teams would then receive their next clue instructing them to travel by taxi to the Victoria Falls Bridge, cross the bridge by foot over the Zambezi into Zambia, and then take another taxi to Batoka Sky Aerodrome to find their next clue.
  • At Mukuni Village, teams encountered an Intersection, which required two teams to join up and play a melody in sync on the marimba, an African percussion instrument. Once they played the melody correctly, teams would receive their next clue and were no longer Intersected.
  • After the Detour, teams would find a tablet with a video message from their loved ones, who informed them that their next clue was on Livingstone Island. Teams had to drive themselves to the Livingstone Island Launch Site and board one of two tourist boats to take them to the island. If teams missed both boats, they would have to wait up to forty-five minutes.
Additional notes
  • Teams began the seventh leg outside the Choijin Lama Temple.
  • For their safety and to avoid scaring the elephants at the Elephant Café, teams had to walk along a marked path to the Pit Stop but could not leave the path or run.

Leg 8 (Zambia → Zimbabwe)[edit]

For the Roadblock in Zimbabwe, one team member had to swing headfirst into the Batoka Gorge.

Airdate: 19 November 2019

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to don a gorge swing harness before free-falling headfirst 70 metres (230 ft) into the Batoka Gorge and swinging across the hippopotamus-filled Zambezi River. After returning atop the ledge, teams would receive their next clue.

For their Speed Bump, Sid & Ash both had to ride the gorge swing into the Batoka Gorge.

In the second Fast Forward of the Race, teams had to correctly identify 10 sets of animal droppings using a list with brief descriptions and place them in front of the correct animal carving to receive the Fast Forward award and go directly to the Pit Stop.

The Detour was a choice between Build It and Serve It. In Build it, teams had to properly assemble 2 pieces of playground equipment from a choice of swings, a seesaw, and monkey bars to the satisfaction of the school's principal to receive their next clue. In Serve It, teams had to cook a traditional Zimbabwean meal, mielie-meal porridge, for 10 school children to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve, teams had to identify 5 signs of illegal poaching (an axe, bullets, a fire pit, cigarettes, and a matchbox) and relay them to the gamekeeper to receive their next clue.
  • At Mpala Village, teams had to carry a bucket of water on their head and walk to the Pit Stop, where they presented their buckets to the village elder.
Additional note

Leg 9 (Zimbabwe → Malawi)[edit]

After arriving in Lilongwe, teams had to shell and winnow peanuts, one of the main agricultural products of Malawi.

Airdate: 25 November 2019

The Detour was a choice between Stack and Stitch. In Stack, teams had to pack a bag with charcoal until it overflowed yet was held in place by sticks and strings. Once the stack was secure, the sticks would be removed, and teams then had to deliver the bag to a vendor to receive their next clue. In Stitch, teams had to sew together two traditional shirts using a sewing machine powered by a treadle to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • After landing in Malawi, teams found Beau outside the airport and were informed that they had to vote to U-Turn a team before they could continue with the Race.
  • At Mgona Market, teams had to shell and winnow at least 5 kilograms (11 lb) of peanuts to receive their next clue.
  • After the Detour, teams had to properly mix and mould 50 acceptable clay bricks to receive their next clue.
  • At Kumbali Lake Retreat, one team member had to run into Lake Malawi to retrieve a bag of puzzle pieces, but the directions to the bag were spoken in Chichewa with the team member on shore having to guide their partner using a blackboard that listed translated word. Once the bag was found, teams had to assemble the pieces inside to form a statue to receive their next clue.
Additional note
  • Teams began the ninth leg at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort in Zambia.

Leg 10 (Malawi)[edit]

Teams began Leg 10 by paddling dugout canoes through the waters of Lake Malawi.

Airdate: 26 November 2019

  • Mphere (Leopard Bay Beach) Speed Bump: Empty the water out of the dugout canoes
  • Boat: Mphere (Lifuwu Village) Detour: Dirty or Smelly
  • Roadblock: "Who never tyres out?" Lilongwe (Lizulu Market)
  • Lilongwe (Lizulu Market – Nsapato Section)
  • Lilongwe (Harry's Bar)
  • Lilongwe (Kumbali Lodge) Pit Stop: Leg 10

For their Speed Bump, Viv & Joey had to empty their waterlogged canoes before commencing the canoeing task.

The Detour was a choice between Dirty and Smelly. In Dirty, teams had to wash 30 items of clothing at a washing station on the beach and lay them out to dry to receive their next clue. In Smelly, teams had to bring a bucket of fish to a drying table and sort the fish into three separate species to receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to make two pairs of sandals made from recycled items including a tyre to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Leopard Bay Beach, each team member had to row a traditional dugout canoe 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) back to Lifuwu Village to find their next clue.
  • In the Nsapato Section of the market, teams had to listen for a megaphone, typically used to advertise stall goods, that was broadcasting their next clue.
  • At Harry's Bar, each team member had to take a two-minute quiz about events from previous legs to receive their next clue. Teams received a one minute time penalty that would be served at the Pit Stop for each incorrect answer.
# Question Answer
1 Who jumped the elevator queue in Namsan Tower? Tom & Tyler
2 Which team attempted a Fast Forward, then gave up? Tim & Rod
3 Who gave up the stilts for shrimp baskets in Vietnam? Jasmin & Jerome
4 Which team was second to arrive to build play equipment in Zimbabwe? Femi & Nick
5 Which team took two clues leaving a team with none? Sid & Ash
6 Which team took four attempts to sing their Mongolian wrestling song? Hayley & Mikayla
7 Which team spent the most time in a taxi in the first leg? Alana & Niko
8 Who was overtaken in the last 30 seconds of the second leg? Judy & Therese
9 Who successfully stacked cups and paddled with their feet? Rowah & Amani
10 Who nailed flyboarding in under two minutes? Chris & Adrienne
  • Following the quiz, teams had to learn a local Malawian song in the native language of Chichewa and then perform on stage to receive their next clue.
Additional note
  • Teams began the tenth leg in two minute intervals at Leopard Bay Beach on the shores of Lake Malawi.

Leg 11 (Malawi → Thailand)[edit]

After gold leafing a statue of Ganesh, teams could check into the penultimate Pit Stop at Wat Suwannaram in the heart of Bangkok.

Airdate: 2 December 2019

The Detour was a choice between Water and Wheels. In Water, teams had to ride a long-tail boat on the Chao Phraya River and memorise 12 riverside landmarks. Then, teams had to place images of the landmarks in the correct spots on a map to receive their next clue. In Wheels, teams had to properly attach parts to a tuk tuk and then decorate it to receive their next clue.

In this leg's Roadblock, one team member had to fit three patients with a set of dentures to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • At Khlong Toei Market, each team member had to eat three century eggs to receive their next clue.
  • Outside Wat Suwannaram, teams had to gold leaf a statue of Ganesh. Once complete, teams had to bring the statue to Beau at the Pit Stop.
Additional notes
  • Teams began the penultimate leg in two minute intervals at the President Walmont Hotel.
  • During the flight from Lilongwe to Bangkok, each team voted in secret for a team to U-Turn.

Leg 12 (Thailand → Australia)[edit]

After racing over 45,000 kilometers, teams crossed the Finish Line at Nitmiluk Gorge in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Airdate: 3 December 2019

In the final Roadblock of the Race, one team member had to train a Cattle Dog to run through a figure eight course and then tame a wild horse by touching it to receive their next clue.

Additional tasks
  • After arriving in Darwin, teams had to search the airport for a Jetstar representative with their next clue.
  • At the Darwin Waterfront Precinct, teams had to find eight Northern Territory News newspapers, one of which was on top of a Big Buoy Water Park inflatable, with headlines related to events which happened on the Race. Once found, teams had to present their newspapers to the editor, who would give them their clue.
  • After boarding a plane to Katherine, teams had to land by performing a 10,000 ft (3,000 m) tandem skydive. After they completed the jump, teams were given their Roadblock clue.
  • After the Roadblock, teams had to board a helicopter to Nitmiluk Gorge. After landing, teams had to kayak on the Katherine River to find seven puzzle pieces hidden throughout the gorge. After finding the missing pieces and returning to the landing site, teams had to sort pieces from amongst several decoy pieces to find the ones depicting countries, locations, eliminated teams, currencies, and challenges from the Race and assemble the correct pieces into six cubes so that each cube represented one country. The correct answers were:
Leg Country Currency Challenge Locations Teams eliminated
1  South Korea Won All Heart or All Thumbs Namsangol Hanok Village Alana & Niko
2 Judy & Therese
3  Vietnam Đồng Short Strokes or Long Strides Bái Đính Temple Rowah & Amani
4
5  Mongolia Tugrik Durvun Oird or Narantuul Janraisig Temple Chris & Adrienne
6 Hayley & Mikayla
7  Zimbabwe N/A Build Up or Serve Up The Elephant Café Sid & Ash
8  Zambia Chisuma
9  Malawi Kwacha Stack or Stich Mgona Market Femi & Nick
10 Lizulu Market
11  Thailand Baht Wheels or Water Khlong Toei Market Tom & Tyler
Then, teams had to stack the cubes to receive their final clue directing them to the Finish Line.

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Ratings data is from OzTAM and represents the viewership from the 5 largest Australian metropolitan centres (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide).

Week Episode Air date Timeslot Overnight ratings Consolidated ratings Total ratings Source
Viewers Rank Viewers Rank Viewers Rank
1 1 28 October 2019 Monday 7:30pm 635,000 8 82,000 2 716,000 8 [26][27]
2 29 October 2019 Tuesday 7:30pm 522,000 10 77,000 2 599,000 8 [28][29]
2 3 4 November 2019 Monday 7:30pm 532,000 15 140,000 1 671,000 8 [30][31]
4 5 November 2019 Tuesday 7:30pm 511,000 12 83,000 2 594,000 11 [32][33]
3 5 11 November 2019 Monday 7:30pm 651,000 8 94,000 3 745,000 6 [34][35]
6 12 November 2019 Tuesday 7:30pm 608,000 8 99,000 2 707,000 7 [36][37]
4 7 18 November 2019 Monday 7:30pm 616,000 9 69,000 4 695,000 7 [38][39]
8 19 November 2019 Tuesday 7:30pm 553,000 9 62,000 2 615,000 7 [40][41]
5 9 25 November 2019 Monday 7:30pm 609,000 11 87,000 4 697,000 7 [42][43]
10 26 November 2019 Tuesday 7:30pm 546,000 8 73,000 2 619,000 8 [44][45]
6 11 2 December 2019 Monday 7:30pm 611,000 7 [46]
12[a] 3 December 2019 Tuesday 7:30pm 620,000 8 [47]
739,000 4

Notes

  1. ^ The final episode was coded into two programs - the first titled "Grand Finale" and the second titled "The Finish Line". Because of this, two separate sets of ratings were produced.

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