Lifestyle show to shine a spotlight on hinterland tourism operators

Published 9:00am 9 October 2022

Lifestyle show to shine a spotlight on hinterland tourism operators
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Moreton Bay’s stunning hinterland region will be on show for millions of people to see with the region featured on the lifestyle television show My Way.

Season five will air this afternoon at 5.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now, focusing on inspirational operators who talk about their passions in life and who proudly say they are doing things “my way”.

Included in the episode are Jacki Hinchey from Blue Dog Farm, Thomas and Kate Honnef from Ocean View Estates, Lindsay and Katie Rooke from Trevena Glen Farm and Amanda Jackes, who is the volunteer-turned General Manager of the Woodford Folk Festival.

Nine Queensland’s Production and Programming Manager Geoff Cooper said, “we’re thrilled to be working alongside local organisations like Moreton Bay Regional Council to spotlight and showcase the beauty and history of our own backyard”.

Narrator Tim Blackwell says an immersive experience awaits viewers at every stop.

“It’s a privilege to be invited along for the My Way ride to see what the great Sunshine State has to offer and meet so many amazing Aussies who continue to surprise, delight and leave us inspired.”

Featured operators

Lifestyle show to shine a spotlight on hinterland tourism operators

Jacki Hinchey from Blue Dog Farm

Blue Dog Farm harnesses the best of mother nature and brings deliciousness to the tables of homes and restaurants across Queensland.

While spreading seeds is her forte, Jackie’s generosity and innovation also led to her starting an online farmers market to lend a helping hand to fellow growers.

Lifestyle show to shine a spotlight on hinterland tourism operators

Thomas and Kate Honnef from Ocean View Estates

Absorbing the benefits of the soil in a different way are Thomas and Kate Honnef from Ocean View Estates winery, whose labour of love became a multi-generational family business.

What sprouted as a vineyard has now grown into a popular cafe, a restaurant and guest accommodation, attracting travellers from near and far.

Lifestyle show to shine a spotlight on hinterland tourism operators

Lindsay and Katie Rooke from Trevena Glen Farm

Both Lindsay and Katie are taking the lead on agricultural education by hosting farmyard tours that promote produce evolution, while also offering NDIS-supported equine training.

Their motivation is to make meaningful connections and lifelong memories.

Lifestyle show to shine a spotlight on hinterland tourism operators

Amanda Jackes from Woodford Folk Festival

Amanda is the volunteer-turned-general manager of the Woodford Folk Festival, a rich and colourful staple on Queensland’s entertainment calendar since 1988.

She has been keeping the vision of the festival’s founder Bill Hauritz alive.

Inspiring more travellers

Oriana Wyrozebska, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism General Manager for Tourism and Investment, said the episode will help inspire viewers to plan a trip to the region.

“The Moreton Bay Region is a unique and diverse landscape. Many visitors know our region for its peninsula, island and world-famous Moreton Bay Marine Park, however few visitors may know that the breadth of our region extends to a picturesque hinterland,” Oriana said.

“Beyond the hinterland’s inviting townships and abundant nature assets, it’s the local personalities that reveal the region’s true beauty.

“Jacki Hinchey, Thomas and Kate Honnef, Lindsay and Katie Rooke and Amanda Jackes are remarkable leaders in their own fields, and we are delighted to see their unique stories and personalities shared with a larger audience.

“Let the local spirit show you something you haven’t seen before – we invite you to Visit Moreton Bay Region.”

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