Our Favourite Farmer's Wife Jodie Talks Travel

26 September 2012

As tonight is the season finale of the Channel 9 television program, The Farmer Wants A Wife, here at Flight Centre, we thought we'd catch up with Jodie, a former Flight Centre consultant turned budding farmer's wife. Jodie has delighted us through the eighth season of the popular show so we wanted to know about her favourite travel destinations.

 Jodie in the Pool overlooking Lake Argyle

"I love the Greek Island of Santorini with its beautiful buildings, amazing views and mouth-watering food. I also went on a safari to South Africa, which was one of my dreams. It was amazing seeing the animals in their natural environment," said Jodie.

"And you really can't beat Hawaii - the shopping is incredible and the beaches are great. It was terrific driving around the whole island of Oahu."

Jodie began working for Flight Centre at the Campbelltown Mall store in 2007 before moving to the Camden store in July 2010.

"I enjoyed working in the travel industry because I am very passionate about travelling myself. The world fascinates me; there are so many different people, cultures, foods, and experiences around the world. You only live once and working in travel created many opportunities to increase my knowledge of different societies and cultures, to travel extensively, and to have plenty of fun along the way."

Jodie's dream travel destination is South America. She would love to see Machu Picchu, the Amazon Jungle, the Galapagos islands, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro.

 Jodie in her new work gear

But as we know from the television show, for the past couple of months, Jodie has been based in Kununurra in Western Australia.

"The Kimberley region is the final frontier of Australia. It hasn't been spoilt by mankind and has to be one of the most picturesque places in Australia," said Jodie.

"Kununurra is my favourite place in the region because it's the gateway to the Kimberleys. It has the Ord River, Lake Argyle, crocodiles, fishing and very friendly people."

The big ticket attraction for the Kimberleys are the Bungle Bungles - incredible dome-shaped rock formations that best explored by foot and by air.

Jodie is enjoying life at the moment.

"I'm currently working for a major mining company booking the flights for the subcontractors that are on a fly in-fly out roster. It's perfect, everything is going better than I expected."

Lyndon Barnett

Guided by curiosity and a sense of adventure, Lyndon travelled independently to 69 countries on six continents. As such, travel is Lyndon's only addiction. He enjoys with equal measure - scaling the peaks of a South American mountain at altitude, attending opera in a European Opera House or hunting for a bargain in an Asian market.