Monday, March 2, 2015

Australian Outback Spectacular

Last week the Hubby and I went to see the latest Australian Outback Spectacular show entitled High County Legends as a late Valentines date night. We got through the queue and were allocated our red banded hats. After getting our photo snapped we headed through to the bar and after grabbing a drink went to say hello to some of the animal stars of the show. Whilst waiting to head into the arena we were entertained by music from ...

Just before the show started we were split into our hat colours the red hat represented Warrego Station and the blue hats Bogon Station. We settled into our seats and tucked into our first course of pumpkin soup and a couple of glasses of wine whilst watching the first act of the show.

High country legends starts with a beautiful song by Christine Anu as the video on the 9ft screen whizzes over stunning views of Australia.  Next we follow the Johnsons trip to Bogon station where they catch up with camp cook Bluey and his very stubborn donkey Jack.  They then meet with Emma and the other stockmen and women at Bogon. The group settle around the campfire and tell the stories of  legends from the high country including the story of Banjo Patterson's legendary character Clancy of the Overflow.

Part two started as we tucked into our main courses of steak, potato and veggies with more campfire stories this time about the ghost coach that haunts the Omeo road. With this Bluey announces he has had enough of the cold and tries to pack to leave but his dog Boof has other ideas.

Emma tells the story of the white brumby that lead her to safety when a raging storm blew up and then the gang go on a cattle muster where Emma's dream horse is bought to life. Next we hear the stories of more legends including outback mailman Tom Kruze, circus vaulter May Wirth and the famous red dog.

Part 3 the Great Mountain challenge is accompanied by desert of apple pie and salted caramel sauce. In the great mountain challenge we see the riders from each station compete against each other in a number of events including a dog race, campdraft, calf race, fire carts, horses vs hondas and a hat race around the audience. After the winners are annouced the  cast perform a tribute celbrating their love of the high country and a grand finale of 'I still call Australia home' rounded off a fabulous night.

I cannot recommend Australian Outback Spectacular highly enough. We had a fantastic night and were thoroughly entertained. The feats of riding where phenomenal, the show was fun and entertaining, the food was delicious and the service was efficient and friendly. Australian Outback Spectacular is a fab day out for all the family and we will certainly be visiting again!

You can book tickets for Australian Outback Spectacular online here

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