Outside Series

New Zealand & The Kermadec Islands

Season 1 · Episode 1: Ellis Emmett lives for adventure. Having conquered mountains and rivers in his homeland of New Zealand, his sights are now set on exploring the remote islands of the Pacific you can only get to by boat. The only trouble is, he doesn’t know how to sail. Ellis struggles with the physical and mental challenges of sailing but with help from friends both old and new, he finds his sea legs and sets off on his quest.

6 Episodes

Episode 1

New Zealand & The Kermadec Islands

Ellis Emmett lives for adventure. Having conquered mountains and rivers in his homeland of New Zealand, his sights are now set on exploring the remote islands of the Pacific you can only get to by boat. The only trouble is, he doesn’t know how to sail. Ellis struggles with the physical and mental challenges of sailing but with help from friends both old and new, he finds his sea legs and sets off on his quest.

Episode 2

Tonga & Lofi's Island

Adventurer Ellis Emmett reaches the Kingdom of Tonga, the first stop on his ambitious Pacific sailing quest. Ellis befriends a local named Lofi, and the two set sail for the isolated island of Tofua. Along the way they explore a newly formed volcanic island, navigate treacherous coral reefs, and must hunt for their dinner.

Episode 3

Fiji & The Lau Group

Explorer Ellis Emmett sets sail for the islands of Fiji, where he comes face to face with bull sharks, partakes in ancient Fijian fire walking rituals, and anchors in the remote Lau Islands, a beautiful place with a violent past.

Episode 4

Wallis & Futuna

Host Ellis Emmett has his first brush with royalty on the island kingdoms of Wallis & Futuna. But it is the life of a lone man, living simply on a remote island, which truly captures Ellis’ imagination. Ever the adventurer, Ellis dives into a lake that, according to local legend, is full of mysteries and monsters.

Episode 5

The Marshall Islands

The long history of The Marshall Islands during and post WW2 draws Ellis Emmett to its shores. Following the Allied victory, the United States moved the local inhabitants from their quiet paradise in order to conduct atomic bomb testing at the famous Bikini Atoll. Ellis explores how, almost 65 years later, both the people and environment continue to be affected.

Episode 6

Kiribati

For thousands of years, the island peoples of the Pacific were masters of the ocean, sailing across the waves in handmade canoes and navigating by the stars. But, these traditional ways and sailing knowledge are being lost to technology. Host Ellis Emmett helps get a traditional canoe back on the water, and sees first-hand how rising seas are changing life in the island chains of Kiribati.