Series 3 of Mint Pictures’ smash-hit kids format Bushwhacked! premiered on ABC3 on May 4. The award-winning series again follows Kayne and Kamil on 13 dangerous and sometimes deadly adventures across Outback Australia as they discover endangered species and learn about Aboriginal rites and rituals.
Series 2 of Bushwhacked! won Asian Kids TV series of the year and a Gold Remi Award at WorldFest in America, and was a finalist for a Logie as well as a slew of other awards, including the Rockie Awards (Canada), Panda Awards (UK), Telas Awards (Brazil) and SPA Awards (Australia). It is screened in over 40 countries worldwide.
This series the boys head beyond Arnhem Land to the Arafura Sea to join the Yolgnu mob as Kayne tries to become a Crocodile Island ranger; they go south to Tassie to give a platypus a pregnancy test; head west to the Western Desert to try and tail a wedge-tailed eagle; and go under the ocean in Far North Queensland to capture a deadly cone snail. In between Kayne has to brush a bull shark’s teeth, rub noses with a hairy-nosed wombat and munch on a wolf spider’s lunch!
Series 3 is financed by the ABC, the Australian Children’s TV Foundation, Screen NSW, and Screen Queensland.