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Wild Australia with Ray Mears

Wild Australia with Ray Mears is a six-part television series hosted by Ray Mears, exploring the diverse landscape and wildlife of Australia. In this series, Ray Mears journeys to the Great Barrier Reef, where he encounters a humpback whale calf; explores Arnhem Land, a vast wilderness in the north east of the continent; explores the Australian bush and tracks down two Australian icons - the kangaroo and koala; goes in search of the cassowary and the improbable tree kangaroo in Australia's tropical rainforest, in the Wet Tropics, on the north-eastern coast of Australia; takes to the seas in search of unique species like the weedy sea dragon, dolphins, penguins and Australian fur seals; and flies past the red rock mass of Uluru in a helicopter, camps under the stars and meets a variety of marsupials.

Episode 1 - Reef
Ray Mears is off on a marine adventure that promises humpback whales, giant turtles and an abundance of exotic fish and birds, as he explores the Great Barrier Reef.

Episode 2 - Wetlands
Ray Mears is in the wetlands of the Northern Territory, in Arnhem Land, one of the most remote wilderness landscapes of Australia.

Episode 3 - Bush
In this episode, Ray Mears explores the Australian bush and tracks down two Australian icons - the kangaroo and koala.

Episode 4 - Rainforest
Ray Mears is in Australia's tropical rainforest, in the Wet Tropics, on the north-eastern coast of Australia. It's the oldest on the planet, so old it stretches back to the time of the great supercontinents.

Episode 5 - Coast
Ray Mears heads along the Great Ocean Road, which runs along the Antarctic-facing coast of Australia, the longest South-facing coastline in the world.

Episode 6 - Desert
On his journey to the heart of the country, Ray Mears flies past the Uluru monolith on a chopper; camps under the stars and meets many marsupials including the star of the desert: the Red Kangaroo.


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