With its heartfelt story and stunning outback scenery, the Australian hit show Right has dazzled audiences around the world and certainly sparked the wanderlust of many travel enthusiasts around the world.
The show follows the story of Lucky Flynn, who meets misfit and tough teenager Meg as she travels from Sydney to Perth to see her dying mother and carries an old upright piano. Although filled with misadventures, there’s no denying the raw beauty of this 4,000km road trip, especially in parts of rural South Australia and Western Australia.
Although these small towns are often overlooked, they make a fabulous vacation destination if you’re looking for an immersive outback experience, with breathtaking views and country charm. And with Right Season 2 is about to arrive on Foxtel Now, there’s never been a better time to take a look at the Season 1 locations that took our breath away.
Quorn, South Australia
Located 335 km north of Adelaide, this small historic railway town is nestled among the hills of the Flinders Ranges. With its old-world charm, quirky heritage buildings and historic hotels, Quorn has also been the location for many movies, including parts of Wolf Creek and Gallipoli. It is also home to the nearby Pichi Pichi Railway, where heritage steam trains wind through the beautiful Pichi Pichi Pass.
Home to the Nukunu people, the traditional guardians of the land, Quorn is beautiful all year round, but spring is particularly stunning, with native flora in bloom all around. It’s the perfect place for history buffs and nature lovers, with plenty of natural attractions and hiking trails nearby.
Hawker, South Australia
Another historic railroad town, Hawker is known for its rugged beauty and outback charm. Situated in the land of the traditional Adnyamathanha custodians, 378 km north of Adelaide, the semi-arid landscape is home to many farms, as well as nearby gorges and valleys ideal for hiking, picnicking and camping. .
Take a tour of the city’s heritage sites, including historic homes and the iconic train station complex. You can also visit the hauntingly beautiful nearby ruins, abandoned by past settlers during times of drought, including the ruins of Kanyaka.
Port Augusta, South Australia
If you’re looking for spectacular waterfront views, look no further than Port Augusta. Situated 322 km north of Adelaide and home to the traditional keepers of the Barngarla people, Port Augusta is located on the western side of the Eyre Peninsula.
Here you will be introduced to coastal life in outback Australia, with plenty of places to swim, fish, sail and canoe. If you are lucky you may see some of the local wildlife including dolphins, whales, sunfish, swordfish and even turtles.
The city has many art galleries, parks and gardens, with wonderful places to rest and relax. Garden enthusiasts will want to visit the nearby Australian Arid Lands Botanical Garden, with over 200 hectares of low-rainfall Australian native plants.
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Home to the Wangkatha people, Kalgoorlie is a hinterland hotspot, perfect for history and nature lovers. Although it is quite a long trip – 595km and 6.5 hours from Perth – it is well worth the trip. Families will love the gold mine tours where you can pan for your own gold.
But Kalgoorlie’s natural beauty is its real draw, such as nearby Hammond Park, which features stunning native flora and fauna and is home to a wildlife sanctuary, where you can get up close to emus, peacocks, kangaroos and more. You can also hone your golfing skills and play a round at Nullarbor Links, Australia’s longest golf course. Or, take in the sunset at the breathtaking Mount Charlotte viewpoint, which is even wheelchair accessible.
Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Right Season 1 ends here, and so does our list. With its soft white sand, dreamy coastline and crystal clear turquoise waters, Cottesloe is one of Perth’s most iconic beaches. Home to the Noongar people and less than 30 minutes drive from Perth, this is the perfect place to soak up the sun.
Whether you like swimming, snorkeling, biking or surfing, the options are endless. If you’re looking for something a little whimsical, you can also take a scenic helicopter flight to admire these jaw-dropping views. And, if you visit in March, you can even catch the annual free art exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea.
Want to relive the magic of Right Season 1? Stream it on Foxtel Now. Right Season 2 premieres November 15, 2022. Catch it on Foxtel now (available on phone, tablet and laptop and more) and if you’re new you can sign up for a 10-day trial where you’ll get access to the entire series of Foxtel broadcasts. Sign up here to login.
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