The Great Outdoors (Australian TV series)

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The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors Logo.PNG
Genre Travel Magazine
Presented by Rachael Finch (2012)
Adam Brand (2012)
Peter Wells (2012)
Tom Williams (2001–2009, 2012)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 18
No. of episodes 640
Running time 60 minutes (Including commercials)
(initially 30 minutes until 2002)
Original network Seven Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 5 February 1993 - 15 August 2009
6 October 2012 – 24 November 2012
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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, 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,[1] 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.


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  1. ^ Idato, Michael (27 April 2007). "The Great Outdoors". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 December 2007. 

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