If you saw the first season of Zac Efron and Darin Olien’s series, Down to Earth with Zac Efron, then there’s a good chance that you’ve been thinking about travel — specifically, where, how and why we travel — more and more ever since.
With season two of the series, Down to Earth: Down Under, now available on Netflix, we’re turning our gaze and wanderlust for sustainable experiences and travel to Australia — with some guidance from co-host and executive producer Zac Efron.
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‘Down to Earth’ season 2 is all about Australia
The second season of the show explores how people can travel in a fun yet sustainable and meaningful manner — specifically across the continent of Australia.
“It was great to film the second season of Down to Earth in Australia,” Efron explained. “I’ve spent a bit of time there, and it’s always a lot of fun.”
To find some of the most unique sustainable travel experiences, Efron and Olien journeyed across the land, leaning on the guidance and expertise of locals.
“I enjoyed hanging out with my Aussie mates. They are so laid back and all welcomed us with open arms,” Efron said. “It was also good to have time with tourism operators who spend their lives protecting and conserving wildlife, natural wonders and traditional customs, all with genuine passion.”
Zac Efron’s Australian travel adventures
While learning about everything from regenerative agriculture to reef restoration techniques to innovative ways to minimize his carbon footprint, Efron and Olien also had plenty of exhilarating adventures while in Australia.
“The adventures we had were incredible: we went canyoning in the Blue Mountains, swimming with dolphins in South Australia and bungy jumped in Tropical North Queensland,” Efron said, adding that, “the dive into the Great Barrier Reef was epic and an experience I will never forget.”
Some of Efron’s most special experiences in Australia came from moments of connection.
“Another highlight was the traditional Smoking Ceremony, which was hosted by Indigenous Elders as a welcome to Country. It made me feel so connected to the land and the people and was a special moment for all,” Efron said.
Colour us inspired to step outside and explore the wonders of the world from new perspectives.