A FORMER Gunnedah girl has roped in her fourth appearance on Nine's popular travel series Travel Guides.
Identical twin cowgirls Stacey and Mel Wilburn, known on the show as Stack and Mel, feature on the latest season filmed entirely in Australia which premieres on Tuesday, January 26, at 7.30pm.
Stack first applied for Travel Guides when she was living in Gunnedah in 2016, and still lives in the New England region.
"When I first saw the ad for Travel Guides casting it said free holidays and at the time I was 26 and never been on a holiday," Stack told the NVI.
"It said no experience needed, you didn't need a passport to apply, and it could be groups of 2 to 4 people.
"Sounded perfect, so I put in our application without telling Melissa - at the time you never think you're going to get it - but we had nothing to lose so why not!"
Having been in every season of the show since it aired, Stack said it was a very different experience doing an all Australian show.
"It was odd to turn up to an airport and be the only ones there and the Covid-19 restrictions were hectic, but I loved traveling in Australia. Australia has so much to offer," Stack said.
In the show, the girls travel around Australia, to the same location as the other cast members, and experience the same week-long holiday, reviewing the cuisine, accommodation, activities and local sights.
You can catch them take a wellness holiday in Byron Bay, an outback adventure through the Red Centre, a holiday in the tropical Whitsundays, and embark on an action-packed trip around wintry Tasmania.
Sailing the Whitsundays was a highlight according to the girls, as well as visiting the Northern Territory, where they felt right at home.
"Mel and I have never been on a sail boat, we just loved that. Getting in a tank with great white sharks, there is a surprise around every corner," Stack said.
"I love the NT and the outback, there is no place like it with the open space, fresh air, and people - even the weather is fantastic."
Stack said she shares a close relationship with her sister, but now that they live apart spending time together is extra special.
"The Travel Guides experience in itself was a highlight - to travel around with Mel making memories and working with the best crew in TV, I'm so thankful for all of it," she concluded.