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A Town That Was 15-20 Letters Long is the fourth episode of The Amazing Race Australia 1.


Route Markers[]

The order of departure from Ruins of Saint Paul's are as follows:

  1. Richard & Joey (9:52 am)
  2. Alana & Mel (1:00 pm)
  3. Tyler & Nathan (1:00 pm)
  4. Kelly & Dave (1:31 pm)
  5. Matt & Tom (1:34 pm)
  6. Jeff & Luke (1:36 pm)
  7. Anastasia & Chris (1:37 pm)
  8. Sam & Renae (1:38 pm)
  9. Mo & Mos (6:31 pm)

Teams must fly to Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Once in Port Elizabeth, teams must search the airport parking lot for a marked car with a clue inside the windscreen.

Teams must drive to Camdeboo National Park and search the Valley of Desolation for their next clue.

For either Detour option, teams must drive to Kragga Kamma Game Park.

Choice A: Smash
Teams had to throw a traditional South African club called a knobkerrie from a distance and shatter four suspended pots in order receive their next clue.

Kelly & Dave, Matt & Tom and Tyler & Nathan chose this task.

Choice B: Bash
Teams had to build a large giraffe feeder, using only the provided tools and materials, in order to receive their next clue.

Alana & Mel, Anastasia & Chris, Jeff & Luke, Mo & Mos, Richard & Joey and Sam & Renae chose this task.

At Kragga Kamma Game Park, teams would have the option to U-Turn a team. Tyler & Nathan used the U-Turn on Richard & Joey. Since Richard & Joey completed the Bash Detour, they would be forced to backtrack and complete the Smash Detour before continuing.

"Who wants to take the plunge"?

The team member assigned to this Roadblock must perform the world's highest bridge bungy jump off of the Bloukrans Bridge in order to receive their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel to Nomathamsanqa in Addo, where they had to collect a goat and deliver it to a witch doctor known as a sangoma. Teams then had to pronounce a Xhosa phrase and receive a blessing from the sangoma before receiving their next clue.

Teams must drive to Addo Elephant National Park to check in.
For coming in first place, Matt & Tom won A$5,000 shopping spree courtesy of Kathmandu.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg or continue racing on a No-Rest Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • ϵ Used the Express Pass Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
Matt & Tom
 1st place 
Matt & Tom
Tyler & Nathan
 2nd place 
Tyler & Nathan
Anastasia & Chris
 3rd place 
Anastasia & Chris
Jeff & Luke
 4th place 
Jeff & Luke
Father & Son
Sam & Renae
 5th place 
Sam & Renae
Kelly & Dave
 6th place 
Kelly & Dave
Married Bikers
Alana & Mel
 7th place 
Alana & Mel
Reunited Sisters
Mo & Mos
 8th place 
Mo & Mos
Richard & Joey
 9th place 
Richard & Joey
Married Entrepreneurs


  • This marks the first time The Amazing Race Australia visits continental Africa and the country of South Africa.
  • Richard & Joey became the first team in The Amazing Race Australia to go from first place in one leg to finishing last place in the very next leg.
  • This leg marks the first time that The Amazing Race Australia had all original tasks.

External links[]

The Amazing Race Australia 1 Episodes

"Nothing's Smooth Sailing with Us" · "Like Four Seasons in a Day" · "We've Got Pain, but We've Not Lost Any Weight" · "A Town That Was 15-20 Letters Long" · "The Woman-ness to Realize Where You Went Wrong" · "The Last Team Will Spend the Night in the Dungeon" · "It's Just Like Where's Wally" · "At Least the View's Nice" · "When I Saw Everyone Freezing to Death" · "I Hope We Don't Have to Wear a Crown of Thorns" · "You the Nice Cowboy" · "You're Good at Spending Money"