“I never knew I could do this as a job” National Geographic conservationist and chopper pilot Matt Wright was born for a life of action and adventure.
Raised in the wilds of Far North Queensland, Papua New Guinea and outback Australia, as a child he would catch deadly snakes for fun or lizards and turtles for show and tell at school. From his early years working in the outback to a short stint in the army, Matt’s life reads like a boy’s own adventure story, but he was always one to go his own way – sometimes making up the rules as he went along.
Today he is the star of his own international television show on National Geographic, a renowned outback adventurer and a wrangler of deadly animals. Giant saltwater crocodiles are a big part of Matt’s story but jumping in his chopper and rounding up wild buffalo, brumbies and Brahman cattle keep him pretty busy too! The Outback Wrangler takes you on a wild ride, where that special outback flavour of danger, adrenaline and adventure comes together in the personal stories of a unique Australian.”