The Adventure All Stars cast and crew visited Northern Tasmania in October 2023 with the support of local tourism operators and Visit Northern Tasmania. Adventure All Stars is a reality TV series that sees real people take on adventure activities in stunning destinations. The show captures real emotion as the cast challenge themselves to a new activity each day, often facing their fears with the support of other cast members and crew alike.
Adventure All Stars isn’t just about creating a television show, the production is committed to working with charity and all profits from the show go to charity. Each cast member is required to meet a fundraising target for their charity to qualify and be selected to join the show.
Surprise is a key element – the cast do not know where they are headed until boarding their flight, and each day they don’t know what adventure activity awaits them until they arrive at the activity location.
Paula Barnes of Truly Expat was one of the lucky cast members who visited Northern Tasmania in October, raising much needed funds for her chosen charity, Mindful AUS. It was her first visit to Launceston and a special week as she celebrated a milestone birthday. During filming she faced her fears head on, challenging herself with abseiling, confined spaces with a caving tour, and riding a Penny Farthing. She loved the experience so much, she is now showcasing the region in her blogs, encouraging other expats to come down for air and make Northern Tasmania their next holiday adventure.
We caught up with Paula to find out more about why she loves Tassie, what is her favourite spot and how she got started as a travel writer.