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Australia's coast and food to be shown in TV series

Millions of viewers all over the world will be able to take in the stunning coast and food of Australia thanks to an exciting new series.

The TV show will be fronted by two ambassadors from Tourism Australia's global Friends of Australia group.

Titled Surfing the Menu: The Next Generation, the programme is a fresh spin on one of ABC's most successful cooking shows, Masterchef Australia.

Previous winners of the show, Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn will be exploring Australia's northern coastlines and using ingredients that are local to the places they're visiting.

With the ingredients, the chefs will be cooking simple, healthy and tasty recipes that show off the cuisine that anyone can enjoy when they visit Australia.

As ambassadors of Friends of Australia, Dan and Hayden help the network to recognise bright and influential opinion leaders who share a passion for the country.

The TV series creates a link between the campaigns that Tourism Australia has created to showcase food and wine and aquatic and coastal experiences to encourage visitors to come to the country.

One of the main campaigns that the operator has been working on promoting on a global level is There's Nothing Like Australia, which is heavily supported by its partners, Tourism Western Australia and Tourism and Events Queensland.

The first episode of the show was aired in Australia on 22nd May on ABC, which is available to view online around the world.

In it, Dan and Hayden travel to Noosa, which is where they learnt to kite surf, discovered some of the best surfing spots in the country and originally learnt about organic food and beverages at the Noosa Markets.

Following episodes will show the chefs travel through the desert, an outback cattle station, snorkelling on the Ningaloo and Great Barrier Reefs and even swimming with manta rays.

Through the episodes they'll meet food producers who are passionate about their ingredients from tomatoes to herbs and shrimp to rum.

Interestingly, they'll also be going to meet with people from Indigenous tribes and trekking through the bush with them to make medicines and tribal foods.

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