Author Archives: Greg Grainger

Feb
16

Netflix/Nat Geo Buy Aussie Travel Programs

Australian TV travel production company GraingerTV has just signed a series of contracts that will see all-Aussie  programs being broadcast to tens of millions of viewers world-wide.

Netflix has signed a deal for 10 GraingerTV-made 1-hour programs that will be transmitted to all of its global territories.

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Oct
01

The Whale Whisperer

Grainger TV’s latest production being launched at MIPCOM in Cannes:   

The WHALE WHISPERER documents the inspiring relationship between whale lover VICKI NEVILLE and the humpback whales that come to play and socialise in a unique bay off the coast of Queensland Australia.

Vicki gets us in close for a look at the whale’s big repertoire of social play, from peduncle slapping and spy hopping to phenomenal  breeches, where whales 11 times the size of an elephant launch themselves skywards like a Polaris missile, only to crash back down onto the waves with an enormous splash.

Never before seen behaviours have been documented by a team of 5 cinematographers over the three month whale season in Hervey Bay, all captured in glorious 4K format.

As the cameras follow Vicki, she shows us HEAT RUNS, aggressive fighting between pods of male humpbacks as they fight one another for the attention of a favoured female.

She takes us to Mothers and their new born calves, where the proud female whale teaches her youngster all the behaviours necessary to survive in the wild waters of the Southern Ocean.

And she shows how proud the Mothers are, pushing their new born calves towards Vicki in a symbolic ritual that proves what feelings they have, and how they want to communicate to humans.

The climax of THE WHALE WHISPERER comes under the waves, as Vicki swims ever so close to these majestic beauties.  Stunning close encounters, where extremely inquisitive whales cavort close to Vicki for up to 4 hours at a time.

They are at once highly intelligent, master navigators as they swim between the Antarctic and the tropics every year, and extraordinarily graceful, especially given their massive size.

Whales like you have never seen them before, interacting with professional whale guide Vicki Neville in a 50 minute TV special that will leave viewers in awe.


Aug
13

Acclaimed Documentary Maker to Focus on Hervey Bay Whales

The star power of Hervey Bay’s famous humpback whales has proven impossible to resist for one of Australia’s most distinguished wildlife documentary makers who will showcase the gentle giants to a global audience in a new film.

Fraser Coast Opportunities (FCO) and Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) in partnership with Tasman Venture, announced today that award winning producer and presenter Greg Grainger had been secured to make a 50 minute documentary on the humpbacks of Hervey Bay.

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Jul
30

Nature On Ice

There’s something breathtakingly riveting when you encounter a wild animal in its natural environment… whether you are in the Arctic, Antarctic or Galápagos.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw a polar bear in the wild. I’d been travelling for a day along the coast of the stunning archipelago of Svalbard, midway between Norway and the North Pole. We’d encountered big herds of Svalbard reindeer and plenty of seals, but not a single bear. That’s the way it is with genuine wildlife sightings. You go for long periods with nothing. And then just as you think you’ll never see anything, there it is, very much alive and active. It’s a sensation that is always absolutely exhilarating. And certainly in Svalbard, my heart beat faster as we closed the distance between the bear and myself.

My mind was racing. What a magnificent creature with its glistening fur lumbering across the ice. This bear was in the prime of his life, a young male actively hunting for seals. Clambering over ice formations. Leaping onto its hind legs to crash down onto the ice, trying to break through to reach a seal. We observed this bear for an entire day, following its every step. And at day’s end, just as we were preparing to head for our shelter, it emerged from the water blood red. It had made a kill, the seal still thrashing in its mouth. For the next hour we watched it devour its prey. An experience I’ll never forget.

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Jun
19

Greg Grainger Adventures Offers Three New Adventure Travel Packages

Turramurra, New South Wales (June 19, 2015) – Greg Grainger Adventures offers new adventure travel packages in three different locations. From 2015 to 2016, guests can travel to either the remote Australian outback of The Kimberley, the exotic island of Madagascar, or the Great Barrier Reef. Each tour is a different adventure that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a truly unique outdoor vacation that is sure to be a treat for the daring travellers. Read More


Jun
09

QUEENSLAND TO STAR ON TRAVEL OZ

Tourism and Events Queensland have inked a deal with GraingerTV to produce a series of episodes for the all-Aussie TV travel show TRAVEL OZ, featuring Queensland.

Three destinations are to be featured:
Outback Queensland, the Whitsunday Islands and the Sunshine Coast.

Travel Oz producer/presenter Greg Grainger will take 2 cameramen to cover these destinations over the month of June. Read More


Jun
05

4 No-Brainer Tips For Choosing The Right Travel Insurance For Your Adventure Tour

1. It is best to buy your travel insurance directly from the insurance company.

Buying from a 3rd party company or a person has a lot of downside versus buying direct. Biggest of them all is price, as it is almost certain that you will pay more. It will also be hard for you to compare your travel insurance since the packages will surely have their own sales pitch. It will be better for you to do your own comparisons using information directly from insurance companies. Read More


Jun
03

Team Penguin or Team Polar Bear – Which Would You Rather See?

You can sail every sea the world has to offer. Traverse all the land of the earth just to experience real adventure tours. Go on a trip to Antarctica, where the atmosphere is colder, drier and windier. Or choose to go on top of the world and visit the remotest destination of the Arctic. Described by many as the ultimate travel destinations, Antarctica and Artic have a lot of spectacular views to offer. Read More


Jun
01

Adventure Travel Packages: The Wish List of a Modern Day Adventurer

Many travellers these days are adventurers-at-heart, seeking to push the boundaries of adventure, exploration and conservation. Fortunately, there are still many exciting destinations in the world that may entice such a modern day adventurer. From challenging terrains to unfamiliar plants and wild animals, these encounters will exhilarate thrill seekers. Read More