Oprah Winfrey Takes 300 Audience Members On Eight Day Australian Adventure
Posted on Tue Dec 7, 2010 08:36 AM PDT

oprahbiopic200.jpgSYDNEY, Australia (X17online) -
Oprah Winfrey kicked off her 25th and final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show with the ultimate giveaway: an eight-day journey across the land Down Under for 300 lucky audience members.

Winfrey hand-picked the audience, some of whom the program called it's most loyal viewers over the years, to join the talk show queen on Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure.

The details of the trip had been kept a closely guarded secret from the 300 guests, but were finally released by Australia’s tourism minister later Tuesday. Winfrey has trips planned to each of the country’s eight states and territories.

The audience ranges in age from 18 to 75, and will be split into several smaller groups and sent off to explore the Great Barrier Reef, the crocodile-infested rainforests of northern Oz, and the famous red monolith called Uluru, located in the Outback.

Audience members will also get a chance to enjoy everything from surfing lessons and snorkeling, to nature hikes and beachside barbecues.

Winfrey is traveling separately by private jet and is expected to land later Tuesday or Wednesday.

Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure is set to air in January. The show's final season premieres in September.