We admit, OzTREKK wouldn’t generally be asking this question around our water cooler, but this week there is merit to this question.
Yesterday was Oprah’s first of her four-day special where she brings hundreds of her guests from the US to Australia. As a kick-off to her last season on air last fall, Oprah announced to her audience members that they were all heading to Australia. And off they went!
They arrived last December, exploring every inch of the country, with the guidance and support from Tourism Australia.
On their first day, Oprah and her guests explored Hamilton Island, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and Melbourne. She even pronounced the city correctly, calling it “Mel-bin”.
With millions of viewers tuning into Oprah each day, there’s no doubt that Australia received worldwide attention from the daytime host.
While the show highlights the country’s most beautiful natural settings, OzTREKK found that the show did a good job to meet and talk with the country’s residents and learn about Australian culture.
As well, Oprah talks about the Queensland flooding, encouraging her viewers to donate to the flood recovery on her show and website.
For the next three days Oprah will set sail with Russell Crowe in the Sydney Harbour, try to set a world record, and host a two-day event outside of the Sydney Opera House.
For OzTREKK staff, it’s fun to see where they go, and compare it to our own travels in Australia. And it makes sense that Oprah has travelled down under, as it’s the most beautiful place in the world, accompanied with the friendliest citizens.
Check out Oprah’s Video on Going to Australia