Produced by Devonport-based production company Cultivate Productions in partnership with the Cradle
Coast Authority (CCA), a new travel TV show called Award Winning Tasmania will go to air nationwide
starting Saturday 28th of March at 12.30pm on Channel 9. Starring locals Ben Milbourne and Henry Terry
the show explores the best food and tourism attractions in the state with a focus on the Cradle Coast
The show will run weekly on Saturday afternoons for 13 episodes with a second season of 13 episodes to
run later this year. Based on the idea that the best way to explore Tasmania is by road, each episode
features either Ben or Henry and a guest as they drive to the most spectacular Tasmanian locations. The
program showcases the tourism operators that have made Tasmania such a famous travel destination.
Ben Milbourne came up with the idea for the show after a conversation with a mainland friend about how
Tasmania always seems to be dominating the national tourism awards. Ben took the show to Channel 9
who loved the concept and then approached CCA and its Member Councils, who agreed to support the
show. All the crew working on the show are based locally, with production happening all over the state
and all the post-production from Cultivate Productions Devonport studios.
This is the second TV show produced by Cultivate Productions after over 140 episodes and 3 successful
seasons of Food Lab that screened on Channel 10 and SBS Food. Food Lab is now broadcasting
throughout Asia after it was picked up by the National Geographic channel. Cultivate Productions is about
to go into production of a brand-new show called “Left off the Map” which will be broadcast on Channel 10
later this year.
CCA CEO, Daryl Connelly, said that this was just one of the ways that CCA and Member Councils are
supporting regional tourism, alongside extending the Coastal Pathway and providing professional
development opportunities for agritourism businesses.