Griff’s Rhys Jones returns with the remainder of his series Great Australian Adventure.
On the Spirit of the Outback, traveling to Queensland’s west, Griff Rhys Jones seeks to uncover what makes “the good life”: from the glitz and glamour of the Gold Coast to the dreams of the Australian Outback, revered by bush poets and pioneers across history.
Later on in the series, Griff tumbles through the sky and into this episode in an historic Tiger Moth biplane - he’s preparing to hit the rails North to South, travelling on the iconic Ghan from the humid tropics of Darwin down to the dusty red Alice Springs.
Water guides his way, both in the landscape and in his water bottle. Before jumping on the train Griff meets a crocodile, an iconic news editor and a beast of a road train.
In Katherine, he takes to the skies for a stunning view of Nitmiluk National Park. After travelling through the night, he arrives in the red centre Alice Springs, but is surprised by the lush green sporting fields and the mysterious Americans playing baseball there.
He gets some tips on how to survive in the desert from an Aboriginal elder before riding into the sunset on a camel - in tribute to the Afghan cameleers for which the Ghan is named.
Griff's Great Australian Adventure airs Fridays at 8pm on ITV.