Synopsis by Alice Day
Actor/host Michael Palin provides a tour of the land down under in this installment of the PBS travel series Full Circle With Michael Palin: Australia and New Zealand. Palin finds himself at the Desperate and Dateless Ball in Australia, composed of blind dates matched by computer, where he is stood up. In Auckland, NZ, he meets the largest Polynesian population outside the Pacific Islands and models Polynesian clothing. On South Island, he watches whales and meets the Maori. New Zealand sports include shotover boating, which involves speedboats and sheer cliffs, bungee jumping, and flightseeing on glaciers.
Australia, ball [dance], flying, Maori, Polynesian, traveling, whale