Amazing Race pitstops in Sydney

The Amazing Race swept through Sydney last week, shooting episodes of its 14th season.

One reader tells TV Tonight, “I was in Sydney this weekend and they were filming new Amazing Race. They were at the Opera House. Two teams came up running with camera crews -I was so excited! I think they were after Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. I wanted to follow, them I love the show!”

According to it was also in Manly: ….for an hour or so there was a sudden stampede of earnest, sweaty, tired types with backpacks clambering on the sand.

It’s not the first time TAR has visited Sydney, previously visiting the Harbour Bridge and Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. It’s also raced through Brissy, Perth, Adelaide, Cairn, Coober Pedy and Darwin.

Of the 14th season, Keoghan has said, “It’s incredible. It’s amazing, quite frankly. We’ll be heading out for the 14th time to go around the world. We keep having this opportunity and for me, it’s the best job I’ve ever had and I love it. And thankfully the viewers love it and it’s always nice to be employed and when you get employed. You get to go around the world and shoot great adventures with people and with an audience, there’s nothing more exciting than that.”

Source:, CBS


  1. David, maybe back track on this news article as the Amazing Race clearly did not come to Australia for season 14. The Map is on CBS website and they are on thier last leg going from Beijing to Hawaii.

    • It was actually a Sydney paper that claimed they did… when I checked with Seven at the time they couldn’t confirm one way or the other, noting ‘sometimes they come and go without even telling us.’ Logic would suggest it was the Asian Amazing Race that swept through.

  2. I love the show. Because I enjoy looking at maps and atlases, this show is like touring the world without leaving your seat.
    I hope that when the show goes down under again, it goes to Canberra or some rural towns or regional centres (i.e. Newcastle, Goulburn, Ballarat, Mackay)
    My only criticism of the show is that the first episode always guarantees a team’s elimination before completing a stage in one country/continent. Why not start the eliminations in the second episode?

  3. I don’t want to get into Melbourne vs. Sydney as I live in neither. My point is that Americans only ever get a tiny view into Australia and it’s usually the outback or the bridge. We are much more than that.

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