Buckle up as we take a trip to the small towns making big impacts on regional tourism around Australia.
Join Sam Glissan and Dan McKenzie on their travels as they go beyond the tourist recommendations and discover the best things to do, eat, drink and see from a local’s perspective.
Episode 01 – Jervis Bay
Sam and Dan traverse the unique landscape of Jervis bay, a coastal gem just 3 hours South of Sydney.
Episode 02 – Barden Ridge
Sam and Dan take a trip to Barden Ridge for a locals-only tour and some great stories.
Episode 03 – Wagga Wagga
The road trip continues. Come along and learn about Wagga Wagga’s special inland beach or about the true origins of the Chiko Roll.
Episode 04 – Dapto
The car breaks down in Dapto. Sam and Dan will depend on the kindness of Dapto strangers to get back on the road.
Episode 05 – Mudgee
A sensuous stopover in Mudgee for Sam and Dan. The boys indulge with connoisseurs in a place known for its expertly crafted food, wine and produce.
Episode 06- Grafton
Jay and Nikki take over the wheel and strap in for a trip to Grafton, the ‘city of trees’. The pair touch base with an old friend who runs them through some Grafton gems.
Episode 07- Tennant Creek
After a long and beautiful drive through the great vast Australian outback, Nikki and Jay arrive at a small town with a population of around 3000. There they find an old friend of Nikki’s who left her city life behind in Melbourne to teach at a high school in Tennant Creek.
Episode 08- Hervey Bay
Tropical heat, impossibly white beaches, sprawling nature reserves: a visit to Hervey Bay leaves little to be desired. When the Radio Roadtrip podcasters Nikki and Jay ran into car troubles on their way into Hervey they figured there was worse places to be stuck for a day. Local Belinda Vlotman was kind enough to show the guys around and treat them to a ‘locals only’ tour of the popular holiday spot and WOW.
Episode 09- Port Augusta
On tonight’s Radio Roadtrip Jay and Nikki bomb through the desert en-route to Port Augusta. Port Augusta is beautiful: a place where vivid red earth kisses glassy water. With a stable population of 13,000, this outback oasis sits at the crossroads of three major Australian highways- a fact that has witnessed the town’s local McDonalds franchise claim the title of busiest in Australia.
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Episode 10- Nimbin
Our road trippers, Jay and Nikki, sure have covered some ground this week. Zig-zagging cross-country on a strikingly spontaneous route, the podcasters have punished the bitumen between Australia’s tropical north, outback settlements and southern cross-roads. They’re knackered. So when Jay’s dad, Richard, suggested they kick up their heels on his hemp farm in Nimbin the two jumped at the opportunity.
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