Coast Australia
Season 1
Coast is on its biggest expedition ever. After exploring Britain and Europe for eight years, the popular series has hopped continents and gone Down Under for the journey of a lifetime. In this exploration of Australia’s spectacular coastline, host Neil Oliver is joined by a team of local experts who will dig deep into its archaeology, geography and marine life. As they set out to discover the diversity of this island nation, they’ll meet local characters who epitomize the resourceful nature of its people, reveal little-known stories about its past, and visit scenic hidden gems. Along the way, they’ll probe Port Arthur’s harsh penal history, walk in prehistoric dinosaur tracks, join a scientific hunt for dugongs, take to the air on a RAAF mission, and set foot on the isolated and rarely visited island of Skull Rock.
Episodes
Ep 1
The Kimberley
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Ep 2
Sydney
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Ep 3
Great Barrier Reef
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Ep 4
Tasmania
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Ep 5
Gold to Sunshine Coast
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Ep 6
Victoria
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Ep 7
Darwin and Beyond
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Ep 8
Coral Coast of WA
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The Kimberley
In the pristine Kimberley of Western Australia, Neil Oliver discovers Broome’s dark pearling history. Tim Flannery walks in primeval tracks along the legendary Dinosaur Coast, and Xanthe Mallett explores a maritime war grave. (1 of 8)
Sydney
Neil explores the network of fortification to protect 'Fortress Sydney', Brendan Moar examines the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Emma Johnston hunts for tropical fish in Sydney's temperate and diverse harbour. (2 of 6)
Great Barrier Reef
Neil begins his journey through the world’s largest coral reef, Tim is granted rare access to a scientific research zone to examine coral history, and Emma heads underwater with Google to take the reef into homes around the world. (3 of 8)
Tasmania
Neil explores Port Arthur's harsh penal history, Emma dives into an underwater battleground to see how science and industry are saving the marine neighbourhood, and Tim investigates Hobart’s role in Antarctic exploration. (4 of 8)
Gold to Sunshine Coast
Miriam Corowa investigates the engineering behind the 1970s Florida-style canal system of the Gold Coast. Neil heads to Peel Island to see the remains of a bleak chapter in history, while Tim travels to Fraser Island to investigate what’s at the end of the line for the longest sand drift system in the world. (5 of 8)
Victoria
Neil explores the beacon that helped birth a nation at Cape Otway. Brendan uncovers the history of the Great Ocean Road, while Miriam discovers why the coast at Bells Beach keeps pumping out the perfect waves. (6 of 8)
Darwin and Beyond
Tim explores the ruins of Victoria Settlement and learns of its tragic history in the struggle to colonize Australia’s northern frontier. Neil examines the ferocious bombing of Darwin, and Xanthe goes on patrol with Australian Customs and Fisheries to hunt for killer ghost nets. (7 of 8)
Coral Coast of WA
Neil investigates why no one survived the 1941 attack on HMAS Sydney. In Shark Bay, Tim finds three-billion-year-old life, while Emma witnesses why the world’s largest fish keeps returning to the crystal waters of Ningaloo Reef. (8 of 8)