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Bushwhacked! - Series 1

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Bushwhacked! is a 13-part series that brings the bush to the burbs! Hosts Brandon Walters and Kayne Tremills set off on the adventure of a lifetime to remote corners of Australia, meeting the country’s weird and wonderful wildlife, and learning about Indigenous rites and rituals.

Brandon sets Kayne a new challenge each episode, to track down one of Australia’s unique animals. But it is as much about the journey as it is about the destination. Along the way, Brandon introduces Kayne to friends from local Indigenous communities who get the boys involved in everything from traditional smoking ceremonies to investigating local bush tucker and bush medicine.

Bushwhacked! is a fun-fuelled, adrenalin-pumping, fast-paced adventure following these two colourful characters – one an ice cool bushman; the other a skateboarding city-slicker who’s never been into the heart of Aboriginal Australia.

 

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Bushwhacked!' is a 13-part series hosted by Brandon Walters and Kayne Tremills as they set off on the adventure of a lifetime to remote corners of Australia, meeting the country's weird and wonderful wildlife, and learning about Indigenous rites and rituals. The series brings the bush to the 'burbs, as Brandon sets Kayne a new challenge each episode, to track down one of Australia's unique animals. But it is as much about the journey as it is about the destination. It's a fun-fuelled, adrenalin-pumping, fast-paced adventure following these two colourful characters -- one an ice cool bushman; the other a skateboarding city-slicker who's never been into the heart of Aboriginal Australia. Whether it be chasing down dangerous spiders, killer sharks and venomous snakes, or friendly penguins and loveable turtles; adventure is never far away, as the boys challenge each other with rock climbing, skydiving and zip-lining. Along the way, Brandon introduces Kayne to friends from local Indigenous communities who get the boys involved in everything from traditional smoking ceremonies to investigating local bush tucker and bush medicine. Humour and high spirits are a trademark throughout the series, as Brandon and Kayne often find themselves out of their comfort zones as they take the journey of a lifetime together.

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Episode 1: “Tasmanian Devil” – Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Brandon takes Kayne to Tasmania for a ridiculously nail-biting mission: to track down and then kiss a Tasmanian Devil!

Episode 2: “Funnel Web Spider” – Lamington National Park, Queensland
Brandon challenges Kayne to track down one of the deadliest and rarest spiders on earth: the northern tree-dwelling Funnel Web Spider!

Episode 3: “Tiger Snake” – Wilderness, Tasmania
Brandon challenges Kayne to a deadly mission: to find and then tag a venomous Tiger Snake.

Episode 4: “Cassowary” – Daintree National Park, Queensland
Brandon challenges Kayne to track down an elusive cassowary, one of Australia’s rarest birds.

Episode 5: “Honey Ants” – Central Desert Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Brandon challenges Kayne to find a Honey Ant in the midst of the central desert – a ridiculous idea, especially when Kayne learns they live four feet underground!

Episode 6: “Great White Sharks” – Port Lincoln, South Australia

Brandon challenges Kayne to the unthinkable – to lure in a great white shark by beat boxing!

Episode 7: “Turtles” – Heron Island, Queensland
Brandon takes Kayne to the Great Barrier Reef to track down one of the greatest sights in the animals kingdom: baby Turtles racing for the sea minutes after they are born.

Episode 8: “Saltwater Croc” – Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Brandon challenges Kayne to catch a Saltwater Croc and attach a satellite tag to it to help rangers keep the local community safe.

Episode 9: “Grey Nurse Shark” – Coastal, New South Wales
Brandon challenges Kayne to swim with Grey Nurse Sharks and to take an underwater photograph in case one day they are gone for good.

Episode10: “Penguins” – Bruny Island, Tasmania
Brandon challenges Kayne to go out after dark and spot little Penguins sneaking out of the sea to feed their babies!

Episode 11: “Urban Vet” – Melbourne, Victoria
In this reverse episode, Kayne challenges Brandon to help save animals that live in the city or get into a spot of bother living alongside humans.

Episode 12: “Arafura File Snake” – Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
Brandon challenges Kayne to catch, cook and then eat an Arafura File Snake – a rare delicacy that lives in croc-infested waters in Arnhem Land!

Episode 13: “Cattle Mustering” – Megalong Valley Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Brandon challenges Kayne to a hoof-thumping mission: to train as a Jackaroo and then muster about 40 head of cattle in the Megalong Valley.

Running Time: 13 x 26 mins

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    Year Level

    Middle Primary (4-5), Middle Years (5-9)

    Curriculum Study Areas

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, English, Geography, Humanities and Social Sciences, Intercultural Understanding, Media Arts (The Arts)

    Mediatype

    TV

    Themes

    belonging, communities, culture and traditions, resilience

    Awards

    2016 Logie Award
    Nominated - Most Outstanding Children's Program

    2016 Chicago International Television Awards (USA)
    Silver Plaque - Children's Series

    2013 Chicago International Awards
    Winner 'Silver' - Children's Series

    2013 ATOM Awards
    Nominated - Best Children's Television

    2013 ATOM Awards
    Nominated - Best Factual