Filming at Mt Mulligan, a site considered as important as Uluru, has been linked to the secret third Oprah show.
15 November 2010
Secret Outback filming linked to Oprah’s third show
Filming in the Outback of north Queensland this week has been linked to the secret third episode of Oprah’s Down Under spectacular.
Winfrey will shoot two episodes at the Sydney Opera House on December 14 as part of her final season on air, and has revealed that a third episode would be shot at a "secret Outback location".
Film crews using up to six helicopters have been capturing footage for two weeks on historic Mt Mulligan cattle station, three-hours northwest of Cairns, and there is speculation that this is for her secret show.
Those at Mt Mulligan station have said they could not talk about the filming as they had signed confidentiality agreements.
It is believed that Winfrey's production company, Harpo, had outsourced to a Sydney production company to obtain footage of the "real Australia" for the opening scenes of her show.
A Tourism Australia spokeswoman would not confirm or deny if the filming was for Winfrey's television show saying that "what goes to air is meant to be a surprise".
Oprah will bring a US audience to Australia as part of the Down Under spectacular.
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