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Actress Antonia Prebble Goes Glamping Out West

24 August, 2011

Actress Antonia Prebble Goes Glamping Out West ‘My Kind of Place’

SATURDAY 27 AUGUST, TV1, 7.30PM

Actress Antonia Prebble travels well out west, to the coastal reaches of Western Australia in this week’s episode of ‘My Kind of Place.’ Antonia is no novice when it comes to all things ‘west’ and her work also frequently takes her to Australia, but this trip was like no other for this effervescent star.

Travelling westward to Perth, Antonia then took a short flight to Exmouth and the gateway to one of the regions most revered marine reserves, the Ningaloo Reef. The adventure started with a 4WD safari through Cape Range National Park, culminating in one of the most memorable experiences of her life, when Antonia donned a wetsuit and headed out with Ocean Eco Adventures to swim with the Whalesharks and Manta Rays. A practice snorkel soon had Antonia well equipped to dive into the deep blue with these ‘gentle giants’ of the ocean, and the world’s largest fish species.

To settle the adrenalin levels, Antonia then took to a leisurely cruise on the Yardie Creek Gorge, with its spectacular sunset coloured cliff faces, and unique flora and fauna that inhabit the waterways and banks of this magnificent, ancient gorge.

The thrills, excitement and spectacle of this region continue northwards to Eco Beach at Broome, where, believing the accommodation is in tents, Antonia delights to discover that her Eco Tent accommodation is of the very luxurious kind and is far more akin to ‘glamping’ than traditional camping. Within easy reach and full view stretches the white sands and pristine turquoise waters of Eco Beach. Exploration by 4WD and foot sees Antonia making new friends in local fishermen, as well as getting up close and personal with some of the marine locals, namely the enormous mud crab.

Imagination Television’s Creative Director, Darryl McEwen says the beauty of My Kind of Place is that each episode has a life of its own, which means there is something for everyone, be it food and wine, nature, coastal experiences or journeys.”

Tourism Australia New Zealand General Manager, Jenny Aitken says, “With just over a million Kiwis visiting Australia each year and 92 percent returning for more of their favourite holiday destination, My Kind of Place goes a long way to sating the huge appetite Kiwis have for exciting and new Aussie holiday experiences that are unique, authentic and accessible. My Kind of Place aims to deliver this in a way that entertains, informs and inspires.”

Other major partners include Air New Zealand and Air New Zealand Holidays who each week offer packages for Kiwis to “see for themselves why this place is their kind of place.”

In the coming weeks, New Zealand viewers can also enjoy the company of some of their favourite television personalities, with MasterChef New Zealand judge Josh Emett riding high in North East Victoria, Lisa Chappell returning to South Australia for a memorable sojourn down the Murray River and Teresa Healey striding out on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.

New Zealand is Australia’s largest inbound market for visitor arrivals. 1,161,800 Kiwis visited Australia during 2010 (up 5% on 2009), spending more than $2 billion. Tourism Australia believes that the New Zealand market has the potential to grow to between $3.4 billion and $4.2 billion in total expenditure by 2020.

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