The river Murray forms part of one of the world's largest river systems. Together with the Darling River the 'Mighty Murray' runs for 1450 kilometres, making up the single longest, continuous waterway in Australia. This program looks at how the river formed and at how it has changed both naturally and as a result of human use.
Located in the driest region of Australia, Lake Eyre is the largest salina or salt lake in the world... Lying below the sea level, the lake is the termianl point of a great internal continental drainage system. This program looks at the changing climatic conditions which led to the formation of the lake and at the geographical development of the lake and its water sources.
The Great Australian Bight has been described as the edge of the world...so final and so dramatic is this arid coastline. This program looks at how the coastline came to be and explores the dynamic nature of the area and coastal features including the caves, blowholes and sand dunes.
The Simpson is one of the greatest sand dune deserts in the world. This program looks at how the desert's 1,100 dunes were formed. It also looks at other land types in the desert such as 'Breakaway Country', Gibber Plains and rivers. The program also explores how plants and animals have adapted to the desert.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest system of coral reefs in the world and supports an amazing variety of marine life. This program takes the viewer underwater to look at the living coral, see how the reefs came into existence, and witness the amazing life the reefs support. We explore some major natural reefs, as well as introduced factors which affect the growth of the reefs and we look at the significance of the Reef being declared a World Heritage area.
The Franklin River is one of the most famous wild rivers in the world. The program looks at the geological evolution of the river and at how it continues to change today. In looking at the significance of the area, the program reveals evidence of early Aboriginal inhabitants uncovered in the river's limestone caves.
Uluru is the largest monolith in the world. This program looks at the geological history of the rock and its features. It also covers the traditional Aboriginal view of the rock's features as explained in creation stories.
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