Explorer and television host Richard Wiese takes a break from filming his new series Born to Explore in Australia’s Red Centre with a little help from one of the locals. As part of ABC Weekend Adventure that will debut in September, Wiese – often referred to as the real Indiana Jones – will give viewers an in-depth tour of the Northern Territory/Australia’s Outback.
In addition to providing a firsthand look at Aboriginal culture and traditions, Wiese will meet up with a “camel whisperer” and learn about the history of these animals Down Under. He will also visit the remote and unique region of Arnhem Land. One of the last remaining unspoiled areas of the world, it has been home to the indigenous population for close to 40,000 years. Wiese will journey through the region to uncover and help explain the myths and mysteries that surround the Rainbow Serpent, which plays a significant role in Aboriginal beliefs and culture.
Wiese will also show viewers how science is being used to help relocate saltwater crocodiles in Kakadu National Park, the mysteries of Bush medicine, and will venture into the heart of the Red Centre where to learn more about the significance of Ayers Rock/Uluru.
This iconic Australian landmark which holds great significance to its traditional landowners is currently under consideration as one of the finalists for the New 7Wonders of Nature campaign. “Having been to more than half of the locations being considered for this recognition, I truly believe that Uluru is one of the most spiritual and magical places on Earth,” notes Wiese. “I look forward to sharing its cultural, archaeological and geologic signficance with viewers as well as the many unique aspects throughout the whole Territory.”
For more information on Born to Explore, visit www.litton.tv And, to cast a vote for Ayers Rock/Uluru in the New 7Wonders of Nature campaign, visit www.australiasoutback.com/