A secret Outback location, which may be Uluru, will be featured in an Oprah Winfrey talk show episode.
05 November 2010
Secret Outback episode on the cards for Oprah’s Australian tour
Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey will film an episode at a secret Outback location as part of her Australian tour special, the Australian tourism minister has said.
Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure – in which Winfrey and 300 members of her American audience will sample some of Australia’s iconic holiday destinations – is a major coup for Australian Tourism. The three episodes Australian special will be screened in 145 countries around the world.
It’s hoped the episodes will promote Australia to a global audience as a tourism destination in a unique and personal way. All international visitors to Australia, unless they have an Australian or New Zealand passport, must have an Australian Travel Visa. The most popular of these is the ETA visa as it can be applied for online and is approved almost instantly.
Winfrey’s visit will conclude with a recording session of her talk show at the temporarily renamed Sydney "Oprah" House, but overwhelming demand for tickets to the event as seen a second show scheduled to be filmed in the Opera House forecourt on December 14.
Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson said a total of three episodes would be shot in Australia, including "an additional show at an undisclosed Australian Outback location."
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