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Adventures All Around
Join Amanda Woods on her Adventures All Around on 2UE - You never know where Amanda will turn up next as she tours around the country and the globe to bring you the best entertaining stories of her Adventures All Around.
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As Adventures All Around moves to its new home on Sunday afternoons with Tim Webster, Amanda talks about a recent visit to Monaco where she discovered catching a helicopter from the airport can cost the same as a taxi, and had a taste of the glamour of this beautiful principality.
Scotland's capital is a city full of history and interesting places to explore. Amanda checks out some of the museums and monuments, has fun wandering through the city, and has an unusual beauty treatment to the sound of sea shanties.
Northern Lights in Norway
After years of dreaming about seeing the northern lights, or aurora borealis, Amanda heads to Norway and the dream becomes a reality as she takes a cruise through the breathtaking fjords.
Norway cruise and train adventures
After eleven days cruising up and down the coast of Norway, it's time to return to dry land and hop on one of the great train journeys of the world from Bergen to Oslo, and explore some of what Norway's capital city has to offer.
Murray and Amanda's Favourite Places
In the last Adventures All Around with Murray Wilton, Amanda and Murray take a look at some of their favourite travel destinations, and at some places they dream about visiting in the future.
Eating, drinking, shopping, museum hopping and cruising down the river on a free ferry service; it had been far too many years since Amanda was last in Brisbane and she loved rediscovering the city.
Sydney Coastal Walks
Part sightseeing, part history lesson, Amanda joins Sydney Coastal Walks for one of their tours around Sydney's beautiful South Head, and discovers a company that's passionate about sharing the natural wonders of our great city.
This week Amanda's adventure takes her back to her old university home of Bathurst, where she finds things have changed over the years and meets a passionate group of people committed to the new Amazing Bathurst.
Aussie World and the Sunshine Coast
Queensland's Sunshine Coast is not only home to beautiful beaches, it also has the Australian theme park, Aussie World. Amanda rides the Redback and lives to tell the tale.
A Winter Break in Coogee
The seaside village of Coogee is a hot spot in summer, but as Amanda discovered it's also a great place to enjoy a Sydney winter stay-cation.
Night Light Painting Tours
It's a Sydney tour with a difference, and one that ends with some spectacular photos. Amanda heads out on a night light painting tour and discovers it's a lot more fun than she expected.
From getting a history lesson in heritage homes to checking out great restaurants, wineries and a microbrewery, Amanda has fun exploring Macarthur, and being a human sundial one afternoon.
Sunlander Train's Farewell Year
The Sunlander train from Cairns to Brisbane is one of the world's top 25 rail journeys. Amanda joined the Sunlander on its 60th Birthday, and discovered there's only one year left to experience a trip on the old train.
Cairns and Kuranda
From a flying fox over a crocodile in Cairns, to taking the Skyrail and Kuranda Scenic Railway to explore the rainforest, Amanda found lots of fun things to do on her first trip to Cairns.
Road Tripping in RVs
Travelling in an RV isn't just for Grey Nomads. Amanda joins her parents in their motorhome to explore Queensland's Fraser Coast, and learns how to play her new favourite card game - Bush Rummy.
Cavalia Show and Stable Tours
Rave reviews and audience demand have led to extra dates being added for Cavalia's Sydney shows. Amanda experiences one of Fraser Suites Sydney's VIP packages including accommodation, tickets to the show, and meeting the horses afterwards on a stable tour.
Kangaroo Island Feastival
Australia's third largest island has celebrated its food and wine culture with a tempting food festival. Amanda samples some of the local produce, and meets some of the local wildlife.
Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba
The Blue Mountains has long been popular with art and nature lovers. Now the two have been combined with Sculpture at Scenic World, with dozens of works of art to be found in the rainforest.
Talofa! From snorkeling with tropical fish and swimming with turtles to spending the night under shooting stars and a mosquito net, Samoa is a tropical paradise that will have us coming back for more.
Sydney Aquarium and Fish Pedicures
Boeing Factory Tour and Simulator
It's up up and away with Adventures All Around this week as we travel to the Boeing Factory in Seattle, Washington, and then find out what it's like to fly a commercial jet in a flight simulator in Sydney.
Mardi Gras Museums
The Ferrython is one of the highlights of Australia Day on Sydney Harbour. Amanda Woods looks at the tradition, and also discusses taking a different kind of ferry to start a Tasmanian holiday.
Adventures in Ballarat - Eureka!
More than 160 years after the gold rush began, a half a million dollar gold nugget has been found at Ballarat. Amanda Woods didn't find gold, but she did find the original Eureka flag in Ballarat, and also shares some fishy tales from Sydney Seafood School.
While many people don't think of sandy beaches and seafood when they think of Alabama, the Gulf Coast is the most popular tourist spot in the state. Amanda heads back to Alabama to discover this special part of the Deep South.
Floriade in Full Bllom
With more than one million flowers in bloom, Canberra's Floriade is once again delighting tourists. Amanda Woods travelled to the 25th anniversary of Floriade and shared her tulip tales with John Kerr.
Falls Creek Fun
She doesn't know how to ski, but that didn't stop Amanda Woods heading to Falls Creek in Victoria for a snowy adventure. There she discovered a range of activities, including her favourite, the snowmobile tour.
After spending a week on the Mekong on a Pandaw Cruise, Amanda Woods speaks to John Kerr about life on the great river, and the advantages to exploring Cambodia and Vietnam from the water.
Even before watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat, Amanda Woods fell in love with Cambodia. She tells John Kerr why so many Australians are now heading to this beautiful country.
QVB & Harrods
After using it as a thoroughfare for years, Amanda slows down to fully appreciate Sydney's Queen VIctoria Building with a guided tour, and then looks at another shopping centre with a lot of history - London's Harrods.
As someone who enjoys spending time in a good airport, this week Amanda looked at Sydney and Singapore Airports, and tried her first caviar shot at Sydney International's Caviar House
She's loved seeing the NSW Mounted Police on the streets and at events for years. This week, Amanda goes behind the scenes on a tour of the Mounted Police Unit in Sydney, and then talks about the charm of equestrian events at country shows.
Canyon Swing & Ballet
As the 40th anniversary of the Tamworth Country Music Festival got underway, Amanda Woods visited the country music capital of Australia, and then came back to Sydney for the closing of Sydney Festival at Parramatta.
They're dark, wet, and cramped, but a tour of a tunnel can still be a lot of fun. Amanda explores two tunnel tours, Sydney's Tank Stream Tour, and Fremantle Prison's tour, where she was able to paddle a small boat around underground.
Tigers in Thailand and at Taronga Zoo
This week Amanda is talking tigers, from visiting the latest arrival at Taronga Zoo, three adorable Sumatran Tiger cubs, to a monastery in Thailand where you get as close to these beautiful creatures as you'd ever like to be.
Illawarra Fly & Litchfield National Park
From the beautiful treetop canopy walk of the Illawarra Fly, to Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory, Amanda explores two great adventures for nature lovers.
Harry Potter & Mary Poppins
In this week's Adventures, Amanda heads to the Harry Potter Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, and tempts the Two Murrays into trying some unusual treats, and pops into the practically perfect Mary Poppins as it enters its last month of Sydney shows.
Darwin & Wild Life Sydney
As President Obama prepares to visit Darwin, Amanda Woods looks at some of the top tourist attractions in this tropical city, including a crocodile park in the CBD, before talking about a city dwelling crocodile of our own in Sydney.
Cremorne Point & Cinque Terre
As the weather warms up, it's the perfect time to enjoy a walk around Sydney Habour. Amanda Woods heads to Cremorne Point for a walk with perfect harbour views, and then remembers another one of her favourite walks in Italy's Cinque Terre.
On this week's Adventures All Around, Amanda Woods looks at the 15th anniversary of Bondi's Sculptures by the Sea, and then takes us to another beautiful sculpture exhibition on the salt lake that is Western Australia's Lake Ballard.
Enemy at Home
As Germany marks the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Wall, Amanda Woods remembers her visit to the historic city, and discovers the fascinating Enemy At Home exhibition at the Museum of Sydney which looks at the so-called "German concentration camps" here in New South Wales.
The Gruen Transfer
Sometimes the magic of television needs a little help from a live audience. This week on Adventures All Around, Amanda Woods heads to ABC TV's studios to be part of The Gruen Transfer's audience, and shares tips on how to attend TV show recordings in Sydney and beyond.
Harry Potter the Final Chapter
As the final Harry Potter movie breaks box office records, Amanda Woods has a sneek peak at the Harry Potter Exhibition at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, and talks about Il Porcellino - the wild boar statue in front of Sydney Hospital in Macquarie Street, which also appears in the last movie.
World Press Photo Exhibition
The powerful and moving World Press Photo exhibition is back at the State Library of NSW. Organisers choose around 200 of the best photos by news and freelance photographers around the world to create an unforgettable exhibition. From Sydney, we then travel to the British Library in the UK where rare manuscripts and the world's first printed book can be found among the collection of more than 14 million books.
ASIO & Alcatraz
ASIO has opened files on more than 500,000 Australians, but how do people end up in their sights? This week, Amanda Woods visits "Persons of Interest: The ASIO Files" exhihition at the Justice and Police Museum at Sydney's Circular Quay to find out. Then it's over to one of the most famous prison museums in the world - Alcatraz.
A chandelier made out of every bone in the human body? That's just one of the macabre features of the Bones Church at Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic. This week Amanda Woods remembers her first visit to this unusual church, and explores the Skeleton Exhibition at the Australian Museum in Sydney.
Hairspray and Dr Martin Luther King
Hairspray the musical has opened in Sydney after rave reviews in Melbourne. Hairspray is a fabulously fun story filled with music and dance, that also explores racism in 1960’s. On this week's Adventures All Around, Amanda Woods reports back from Haispray's opening night, and also shares what it is like to visit Dr Martin Luther King's church in Alabama, and the museum built around the spot where he died in Memphis, Tennessee
Amanda's Adventures: On the Buses
Most people only hop on double decker tour buses when they're on holiday in a new city. So what's it like to get on board for tour of your own city? In this week's Adventures All Around, Amanda Woods road tests the Sydney Explorer buses and reports back to The Two Murrays.
In this week's Adventures All Around segment on The Two Murrays, Amanda Woods looks at the fascinating tours of Rookwood Cemetery - the largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere. Then it's from six feet under to six feet over with a look at the unusual cemeteries of New Orleans.
Tomb at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans.
Photo: Judi Bottoni of Save Our Cemeteries.
Adventures All Around: Alabama
This Week, the opening of Train Works at Thirlmere, and what it's like to take a trip across Australia on one of our great train journeys - The Ghan
This week Abba World at Powerhouse Museum - It’s recently been extended until 26 June so people have extra time to go and check it out. And the Mamma Mia Island of Skopelos.
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