Sydney Weekender

Sydney Weekender is an Australian travel show featuring destinations throughout the state of New South Wales. The program debuted in 1994.[1] It is hosted by Mike Whitney and airs on the Seven Network in New South Wales and nationally on 7Two.[2]

Sydney Weekender
Presented byMike Whitney
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons27
No. of episodes750 (as of August 2012)
Executive producer(s)Alan Dungey
Production location(s)Sydney, New South Wales
Running timeApprox 30 minutes (including commercials)
Original networkSeven Network
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release1994
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Sydney Weekender

The program visits various locations in the state highlighting activities, attractions, and dining options.

Sydney Weekender reached a milestone of 750 episodes on 18 August 2012.[3] The series has spawned spin-offs including Melbourne Weekender.[2]

Many of the locations featured in the program have a commercial arrangement whereby they have bought advertisements or paid to be featured in an episode.[4] In November 2019, the Seven Network announced the show had been axed with the final episodes screening in early 2020.[5]




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  1. ^ Thomson, Owen (25 July 2014). "Mike Whitney: star and car". Drive. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b Rawsthorne, Sally (8 July 2015). "Alan Dungey takes Sydney Weekender's success to Melbourne". Mediaweek. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  3. ^ Knox, David (16 August 2012). "Mike Whitney, 750 weekenders and counting". TV Tonight.
  4. ^ "Weekender for sale". ABC. 31 October 2005. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  5. ^ Seven cancels more programs, including Sydney Weekender after 25 years Mumbrella 28 November 2019
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Byrnes, Holly (22 August 2014). "The stars who worked on Sydney Weekender, now celebrating 21 years". News Corp Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Welcome to the world of Tim Campbell". Tim Campbell. 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2013.

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