PBS's Summer of Adventure to offer eye-popping visits to Australia, Mexico

Last Updated by Chip Chandler on
North east coastal waters off Cape Dommet in "The Outback"
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"The Outback" trailer

Two new series debuting Wednesday will make viewers reach for their passports.

The Outback, which goes inside the vast and remote wilderness of Australia, and Wonders of Mexico, which highlights often-unseen areas of our closest southern neighbor, will debut at 7 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, respectively, as part of PBS’s Summer of Adventure. Each new series is three episodes, airing through Aug. 15.

In The Outback, you’ll meet the people and animals of Australia’s Kimberley region in North West Australia, a rugged wilderness bursting with character. As large as California, Kimberley has a population of only about 40,000 people, who live alongside animals that have superbly adapted to the harsh and beautiful extremes of their habitat.

The Outback captures the life of the region’s animals over the course of the dramatic wet and dry seasons that dictate their cycles of life. And you’ll meet the particular breed of people who also inhabit the land, indigenous custodians whose understanding of the land, its animals and its seasons harks back to the oral storytelling and dreamtime of ancient generations.

In Wonders of Mexico viewers will travel south along Mexico’s mountain spine, explore the tropical forests of the Maya and journey across the deserts of Northern Mexico to discover its amazing wildlife and culture.

"Wonders of Mexico" trailer

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