National Geographic presents the premiere of hugely popular, one hour, local production MEANWHILE IN AUSTRALIA with Nick Cummins, a world premiere December 9 at 8.30pm AEDT. (Foxtel, Fetch and the National Geographic App).

Presented by Australian Rugby Union legend Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins, MEANWHILE IN AUSTRALIA in on the surface a travel documentary, but beneath that lies a purpose that goes beyond a simple, but visually stunning, journey and digs into heart of Australian culture and what it means to be human.

After experiencing the far south of Australia in episode one, Nick now sets his sights on Far North Queensland. The one-hour special event program follows Nick on a road trip along the top end of Australia from the Whitsundays to Cape Tribulation.

Known for post-match quotes and viral Australianisms, Nick grew up on a diet of Aussie yarns, passed down from his grandfather and father, igniting his passion for finding and sharing great Aussie stories with a new generation.

During his road trip Nick is on the hunt for the characters that give the area its charisma, its ingenuity in the face of adversity, and its reason for a cold beer at the end of the day.



As the sun comes up over the Pacific Ocean so too does a fluffy bob of blond knotted hair.  Continuing his Australian odyssey, Nick Cummins wakes with the sunrise on what must be the world’s most stunning seaside vista - Whitehaven Beach.  If you’re Australian, this is your backyard but count yourself lucky because it just might be the most beautiful backyard in the world. Welcome to Queensland!

With this stunning location as a starting point Nick will head north, following the coast, exploring shipwrecks, marine reserves, sugar plantations, banana plantations, the Daintree Rainforest and finally Lizard Island.  

It is a breathtakingly beautiful part of the world but Nick is not just here for the pretty views, he is continuing his mission to define the place through the melting together of its landscape and the people that inhabit it.


MEANWHILE IN AUSTRALIA with Nick Cummins is a National Geographic Australia production. National Geographic Australia has the global rights and international sales will be handled by FNG Sales. The creative concept for Meanwhile in Australia is owned by National Geographic Australia, based on an original concept developed collaboratively by Nick Cummins’ Manager Nick Fordham (The Fordham Company) and Jerry Butterfield (then with National Geographic Australia, now with Butter Media).

MEANWHILE IN AUSTRALIA with Nick Cummins Premiering Sunday 9 December @ 8.30pm AEDT on National Geographic (Foxtel, Fetch and the National Geographic App also Qantas In-Flight Entertainment services).