Australian Adventure Videos



Off the Tourist Track
Enjoy the adventure and exquisite beauty of Australia
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We’ll be out of touch till the end of February. All orders will be shipped promptly upon our return, Thanks

“The DVDs arrived just in time for my 74th birthday. Enjoying them immensely; your gift to me,” Cheers, Paul Malpas
“We’ve watched three so far and are looking forward to watching the rest and rewatching them too. Thanks for making them available for people to watch and gain inspiration from,” Cheers, Sheila and Michael
Our Latest Video


Jack and Jude get excited by places with great stories
We filmed two in 2016

Forty thousand years! An incredible time for the southernmost people to have lived in harmony with Earth and we bring their story to the wide screen by exploring their remote homeland near the SW tip of Tasmania.

At the other end of Tasmania, in 1797, a voyage to a hungry new colony results in shipwreck on the the wildly scenic Preservation Island next to mysterious Rum Island in the Furneaux Group. Explore these isles for remains and listen to their fascinating story with Jack and Jude.

Jessica Watson
At just 16-years-old, Australian schoolgirl Jessica Watson became the youngest person to single-handedly sail nonstop around the world.

Review by Jessica Watson – January 2017
“This DVD will make you want to set sail for Tasmania”
Jack and Jude have a lifetime of cruising experience and their latest DVD ‘Off the Tourist Track: Tasmania 3’ covers their 2016 adventures exploring Tasmania. In addition to showcasing the great scenery that South West Tasmania is known for the DVD gives you a great feel for the area. Jack and Jude have done an impressive job researching local history and share plenty of interesting stories about the original inhabitants and visiting explorers. I loved the footage of Jude helming Banyandah in windy conditions coming into Norfolk Bay. You can really see how comfortable these two are on the water! Very well researched – Useful for those interested in planning a trip to Tasmania -You’ll need their cruising guide for details on anchorages


Practical Features: South Coast Islands, Dover, Hobart, climb the mountain, Con-Dock entrance, Denison Canal, Schouten Island and Swan Island.

And –
We continue tagging the historic Goulds Track that once linked the developed East Coast to the untamed mineral rich west. And a snippet of finding Carvers Boatyard at Port Davey, last in action 1894.

Summer 16 trailer from JACKandJUDE


Dear Jack and Jude
Thank you for your latest video on Tasmania. We thoroughly enjoyed it and the quality was great. I feel it is the best value information and entertainment. You both should be applauded for such a fabulous achievement.
Thanks again Brian and Sandra Dorling
Hi J&J,
We just watched your latest DVD “Summer 16”. So nice to see some of the more remote parts of the West Coast of Tasmania. We particularly enjoyed the chapters showing Swan Island and Preservation/Rum Islands. Your presentation of the history was fascinating. You have inspired us to visit these tiny specks on the chart.
Best wishes, Chris and Suzanne

Search for Frigate Lost in 1856

Prolific wildlife up close surrounded by magical beauty of the Coral Sea

The Search for the Duroc – 90 minute DVD


joe schemesh1“As a non-sailor, the footage really put me in the picture – well done Jack and Jude. Magnificent country we live in for sure!!!” Says Joe Schmesh, Gold Tripod Award-winner.
Fantastic stuff – takes the viewer into a magical, rarely visited world. Heaps of cruising tips too. Excellent photography. Recommended for anyone with an interest in the sea, cruising, or just wanting some inspiration.
Petrea McCarthy – Cruising Helmsman Ideas Locker


In 1982, Jack and Jude led an amateur radio expedition to Herald’s Beacon, a small sand cay atop Mellish Reef, five hundred miles east of Cairns. A month before our landing, a cyclone tracked across this low narrow sand island and reshaped the island, exposing a coral shelf in which Jack found an embedded bronze eye bolt. This began a search spanning more than three decades.  More Information Here.


Two’s a Crew

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We take our cameras deep into the Kimberley to search for the oldest rock art known. We’ll explore the most unique coral reef with the biggest tidal range on the planet – Rowley Shoals, 200 miles seaward from Broome. In the stormy southwest corner of Tasmania, climb Mount Misery surrounded by harsh compelling beauty of Port Davey. There are whales up close, plenty of action catching big fish, plus a wonderful interlude becalmed in the Great Southern Ocean. Running time: 90 minutes in 3 episodes


Tasmania 2

The Green Machine opens up new territory with the kayak taking us up rivers few explore. First the Gordon River to search as far as the rocky Sprent River for Huon Piners Camp remnants.

In World Heritage Port Davey, we paddle through an exquisite gorge in perfect weather. Then trek overland to the far south coast of Tasmania, where we explore off track, again, perfect photographic conditions. Taking Banyandah across the shallow Old River Bar, we kayak up river to locate a last stand of mature Huon Pines. Then we search and discover the lonely grave site of Critchley Parker, an ill equipped dreamer. To escape we brave a spunky fresh gale taking Banyandah south under Maatsuyker to reach safety in Recherche Bay on Tasmania’s East Coast. 5 episodes totally 90 mins running time.


Tasmania 1

Four adventures in Tasmania featuring a trek along the historic King River railroad where Jack and Jude document 100 years of pollution from Australia’s oldest mine. Followed by a scenically wonderful voyage up the fabulous Gordon River aboard Stormbreaker. Then a segment of living history inside Kelly Basin where in 1900 a railroad was hacked out of virgin rainforest. The fourth episode, a three day assault on one of Tasmania’s toughest peaks. No trails across a myriad of streams to the top of Mount Sorell. Running time: 120 min.


South Australia

Take an autumn sail around the two gulfs of South Australia, featuring a wander through the famous Joseph Banks Archipelago. Plenty of wildlife and wild weather. From Adelaide through many of the anchorages to Port Lincoln and the Joseph Banks Group back to Adelaide. Running time: 64 minutes

Off the Tourist Track
Enjoy the adventure and exquisite beauty of Australia
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Australian Adventure Videos — 10 Comments

    • We started out using Pinnacle Studio, but once we began editing HD, took the plunge and dove head first into Premiere Pro. It was hard yakka learning such a powerful tool, but I’m pleased. It doesn’t crash, is very powerful, professional. But you’ll need an I7 and a proper video driver plus lots of storage to make it work effectively.

  1. Hi I am french. the grand father of my grand father was on the Duroc when they failed on the mellish reef. I did not know that story till last year, when I found in the garret of my father a lots of books, clothes, decoration of this grand father.
    he wrote a book of 48p dédicated to his grand children, explaining what happenned from the 7th of auguste 1856 till the end of september when they left Timor to come back in France.
    I was very glad to see your film of this island.
    the exact position givn in the book is
    Latitude 17°23′
    longitude 153°35′
    it happened at 4h50 minutes, the speed was 4 knots they were on sail only, the engine was stopped at that time.
    my grandfather was 25 years hold, he was “enseigne de vaisseau” so the third officer after the “commandant” and the “lieutenant de vaisseau”
    his name was “Antoine Augey Dufresse”
    he died in 1891 as Amiral
    If you have more pictures or film of this mellish place I would be very please to recieve the link.
    Thank you

    • Wow, How Exciting to read your comment on the post “Australian Adventure Videos”

      We are overwhelmed to be connected to a surveyor of the Duroc. This has come about because we found a rather large, forged bronze eye bolt exposed in the half tide rock after a cyclone hit Mellish in 1982. When we returned during our expedition in 2013, we discovered plenty of metal scattered over a rather large area. There is talk of us going back to explore more widely.

      Wonder if there is a picture of the Duroc in your collection. It would greatly add to the story to see the frigate and her rig. It would absolutely delight us to read your great grandfather’s great grandfather’s book and hear more of the story of bravery under great difficulties. Does he mention the Captain’s daughter in his writings?

  2. Could I please buy the five DVD pack?

    Sure you can.
    Where do we send them?
    Email us the information and we’ll get it underway

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