Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro on SBS
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Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro on SBS – Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro sees Logie-nominated actor, presenter, and comedian Julia Zemiro (Fisk, RocKwiz) invite audiences on an intimate journey exploring ten of Australia’s most stunning and historically significant walks.

From the sun-kissed beaches of Byron Bay, Kiama, Bondi, and Point Nepean to the dazzling views atop Tasmania’s Mount Wellington and NSW’s Blue Mountains, along Melbourne’s iconic Yarra Trail and beyond, the series traverses picturesque tracks throughout NSW, Victoria, ACT and Tasmania.

Each stunning journey features a variety of guests spanning historians, local legends, First Australians, and new Australians, who all reveal surprising and inspiring stories about Australia’s vibrant landscapes. Familiar faces include actor Tasma Walton (Mystery Road, Cleverman, Blue Heelers); former Wallabies Captain and Independent Senator for the ACT David Pocock; Bassist for the Violent Femmes & Mona Music, Brian Ritchie; Mental as Anything bass guitarist and vocalist Pete O’Doherty; former Masterchef AU Contestant and restaurateur Mindy Woods; World Champion Surfer Pauline Menczer; and author and journalist Brigid Delaney.

Using nostalgic archival footage, the series breathes life into the history behind each walk and spotlights stories that define our multicultural country: from those who have kept the fire burning at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra to those who maintain the oldest synagogue in Australia and the World Champion female surfer whose trailblazing story was featured in AACTA nominated documentary Girls Can’t Surf.

Series One, Episode Five: Lake Burley Griffin

This episode, set in Canberra, is centred around the architectural jewel of Australia’s capital, Lake Burley Griffin.

Arriving by bicycle, Julia braves the elements as she walks 11.5km round the iconic Lake Burley Griffin in the footsteps of Robert Menzies, our longest-serving Prime Minister, and John Howard, whose morning walks in his trackies became a cultural reference point.

Along the way she meets one of Australia’s greatest sporting legends, David Pocock, learns to play a very rare and huge instrument gifted to the capital by the Queen, and learns about the longest continuous protest for Indigenous land rights on Earth.

Great Australian Walks With Julia Zemiro – New Episode – SBS Commission – Thursday, 7 September at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS on Demand (10 Parts)

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Great Australian Walks with Julia Zemiro on SBS

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