TV crew expects Fraser tourist surge after 30,000 DVDs sold
PRODUCERS of a new off-road adventure TV series featuring Fraser Island and the Burrum coast have forecast a likely surge in four-wheel drive tourism for the region.
More than 30,000 DVDs of the LowRange TV episodes filmed in the region have sold via online purchases and distribution via BCF and outdoor living stores.
National interest in the documentary was fuelled in part because it has been made by a legend in the world of four-wheel drive adventure, John "Roothy" Rooth.
Mr Rooth said the feedback from fans about the Fraser Island and Burrum coast episode had been amazing, with many saying they were planning trips to the region.
"Sales of SUV vehicles are at a record high in Australia so more families than ever before have the opportunity for off-road adventure."
Mr Rooth and his sidekicks, Glen "Gleno" Hadden and Ken "Kenno" Hindley, have teamed up for LowRange TV.
It features the three mates exploring Australia in their four-wheel drives, camping, fishing, surfing and cooking up a storm as they travel off the beaten track.
They hired a crack crew to film their adventures for episodes of LowRange TV, which are then edited and released on DVD.
Episode one featured a return to a familiar stomping ground for Mr Rooth and the boys on Fraser Island, then they explored the Burrum coast up to Bundaberg and the Bulburin National Park.
The series combines educational aspects of off-road driving, bush cooking tips, fishing and more to appeal to both devoted four-wheel drive enthusiasts and first-timers wanting to make more use of their family vehicle.
The LowRange team filmed its second episode in Victoria.