PROVING to be one of the most popular and enduring travel shows, The Great Australian Doorstep has just resigned for their 12th year running with Network 7, nationally. Hosted by fan favourites, former AFL star Spida Everitt and his wife Sheree, The Great Australian Doorstep features caravan, RV, 4wding and camping holidays throughout Australia as well as international destinations such as New Zealand, China, Alaska, Canada and the USA, as well as cruises, snow holidays, walking tours, fishing trips and more.
In addition to airing 52 weeks a year on 7Two, this holiday season see’s the first Great Australian Doorstep Christmas Holiday Marathon with the show’s most recent episodes airing on 7Two and 7Flix 7 days a week throughout the summer holidays, right up until Australia Day weekend. The brand new 2020 season airs from 15 February, 2020 on 7Two.
Sheree says the duo are thrilled to be bringing authentic travel stories to viewers for another year.
“We are so excited to continue our fantastic agreement with the 7 Network for the eleventh year in a row,” Sheree says. “We love the 7Two family and love producing our easy to watch and relatable travel show for our viewers.”
Sheree says the 2020 season of The Great Australian Doorstep sees a focus on visiting the smaller places country towns around Australia.
“We have a six-part special featuring Outback Queensland and NSW in the drought affected areas,” Sheree says. “Spida visits Outback Queensland; Longreach, Winton, Charleville and Roma then crosses into NSW to Lightning Ridge, Bourke, Tilpa, White Cliffs, Wilcannia, Hay and all the way down to Echuca following The Long Paddock stock route.”
Also in the new season Great Australian Doorstep travels to Tasmania and internationally to Western USA, on a month long journey through Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California by motorhome RV.
TV travel shows come and go, but The Great Australian Doorstep has stood the test of time, with more and more fans following Spida and Sheree’s travels each season. Spida believes viewers respond to their honest, straightforward style, and attribute their success down to good old fashioned hard work.
“We both work full time on our TV and radio shows,” Sheree says. “There isn’t a day that goes by that we arent researching, planning, filming or travelling. We live and breathe our travel shows, and it comes from a deep-rooted passion for helping people get out there and get travelling.
It’s not just viewers who reap the rewards. Sponsors of the show see great returns, again a testament to the pair’s hard-work.
“We love what we do, and on a professional front we love creating and nurturing corporate relationships. This shows in the longevity of our show sponsors. We have been with Isuzu for a total of eight years, Coleman Australia were our first ever sponsor thirteen years ago, and Caravanning Queensland have been with us for eigth years, just to name just a few. All our sponsors sign on year after year and we have so much fun working with them. Our success is 100% based on building strong foundations.”
In addition to the television show, Great Australian Doorstep Radio Show has been a staple of Southern Cross Austereo’s TripleM regional network for the past six years, now airing on 58 stations around Australia on TripleM and the FlowFM networks every Saturday and Sunday. It is the only travel radio show in Australia to air right around the country.
As if that wasn’t enough, Spida and Sheree have just been announced as travel producers for NewsLtd in their weekend edition EYE newspaper liftout, giving readers a snapshot of the pair’s recent adventures.
If you are looking for a more personal travel experience with Sheree and Spida, the duo also offer guided motorhome tours across Australia, New Zealand and USA.
“These are very popular,” Sheree says. “Our 2020 tours are already sold out, and 2021 is almost 50% sold.”
Sheree says Australia is one of the world’s most wonderfully diverse travel destinations.
“There’s so much diversity; every few hours the land changes. Red dirt, yellow dirt, rocks, fresh water, salt water, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, ocean, snow… you name it we have it right here.
“And in almost every Aussie town you will find good genuine locals, good yarns, and always a cold drink on tap. The stories that the locals will tell you are always the most interesting and entertaining. The true Aussie spirit lives on in every outback person.”