Don't Need More Friends, Always Need More Money is the season premiere of The Amazing Race Australia 2.


The second season of The Amazing Race Australia begins at Royal Botanic Gardens in Brisbane. Grant Bowler welcomes the viewers to the new season and introduces the eleven new teams, Shane and Andrew, friends and cops. Michelle and Jo, cheerleader twins who are also flight attendants. Sticky and Sam, flatmates, Sticky was born without his left arm. James and Sarah, on-again / off-again dating couple, Sarah is nine years older. Adam and Dane, cousins of indigenous heritage. Sue and Teresa, hairdressers who believe in karma. Ross and Tarryn, athletic father and daughter, Ross used to play Australia football. Lucy and Emilia, Italian school teachers and sisters. Kym and Donna, newly engaged. Joseph and Grace, brother and sister. And Paul and Steve, workmates.Grant welcomes the teams. He tells them there's 12 legs on the Race and the winners will be claiming that $250,000. Grant warns them the Race this time around will be longer, more challenging and that their decisions will be more critical. He also teases the first leg Pit Stop prize. "The world awaits. Good luck. Race hard, Race safe… GO!" The teams run to the first clue on their backpacks. They must take a boat from next to the Sydney Opera House across the harbor to Barangaroo Wharf where they must choose a marked Honda CR-Z that's been parked in by 24 black Hondas. They must figure out how to get the CR-Zs out of the carpark by only driving cars in straight lines, forwards or backwards. Once they drive their marked car out of the lot, they'll get their next clue. As teams run to the boats, Sarah explains her hybrid running heels she calls "hunners." She isn't going to wear some flat running shoes on the Race. Shane & Andrew and Paul & Steve are the first teams to get in boats and the first to arrive at the parking lot. As Shane & Andrew wait to ask Adam & Dane to work with them, Paul & Steve easily get their car out and open their next clue. Teams must now fly to Manila in the Philippines ("the most densely populated city in the world"). Once there, they must take a taxi to Quiapo and search among the food vendors for a marked stall where they'll receive their next clue. Paul & Steve head to the airport followed closely by Michelle & Jo and Sticky & Sam, but the flatmates go the opposite direction of the twins who are from Sydney and work at an airline. Back at the docks, Sue & Teresa explain their aura cleansing spray that helps them overcome stressful situations. As the hairdressers trail in last, Michelle & Jo arrive at the airport first and learn at the Philippine Airlines counter that the flight at 12:10pm has been delayed, allowing all the other teams to get on it. The teams arrive in Manila and realize they have to wait in line for a taxi. Michelle & Jo decide to head upstairs to the Departure level of the terminal and they grab a taxi that's just dropped off a passenger, putting them in first place. The twins arrive at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo and open their clue. Teams must eat eight of the infamous Balut, boiled duck egg embryos, to receive their next clue. Michelle & Jo immediately struggle as Ross & Tarryn, Kym & Donna and Paul & Steve arrive. Steve and half-Filipino Paul, otherwise known as "the buffheads" by Kym & Donna, finish their eggs first to get the next clue. Teams must head to a bus terminal in Cubao to sign up for one of three charter buses leaving half-an-hour apart to Daraga at the base of the Mayon Volcano where they'll search for a snake charmer to receive their next clue. Shane & Andrew, Joseph & Grace and Adam & Dane arrive next. Grace has no problem downing most of their share of Balut, while Dane has to make up for Adam immediately gagging on his first. Meanwhile, Sticky & Sam get confused and ripped off by their cab driver, paying him P2000 when a taxi ride from the airport to Quiapo should only be a few hundred pesos, as Lucy & Emilia show by paying their cabbie P341. The friends now have no money. Next to leave, Kym & Donna, Joseph & Grace, Shane & Andrew, and Adam & Dane as James & Sarah and Sue & Teresa arrive last. But Lucy & Emila, Sue & Teresa, and James & Sarah finish and get going, leaving Michelle & Jo, who arrived first now alone in Quiapo and last. Sticky & Sam approach James & Sarah to ask for 20 bucks, but Sarah hurries James into the cab. Sticky & Sam then see a Jeepney with "Cubao" on it and ask the driver who lets them get on for free. Michelle & Jo are still in Quiapo as the first bus carrying Paul & Steve, Kym & Donna and Adam & Dane leaves the terminal at 12:30am. The twins finally finish eating as Bus #2 leaves at 1am carrying Joseph & Grace, Tarryn & Ross, Lucy & Emilia and penniless Sticky & Sam. Shane & Andrew's taxi driver takes a "shortcut" and they and Michelle & Jo just make the last bus at 1:30am with Teresa & Sue and Sarah & James. It's morning and the first bus arrives at the Casagawa Ruins in Daraga, Albay where they find the Detour. In this Detour, teams will take part in two events that usually take place during the annual Ibalong Festival. In Jig, teams must dress up in traditional costumes and learn a traditional Ibalong dance which they must perform for a group of judges who will give them their next clue if they pass. In Pig, teams play a traditional fiesta game called "Agawan Baboy" or "Catch the Oily Pig" in which they enter a mud pit and must catch two pigs each and deliver them to a nearby pen. Paul & Steve and Adam & Dane choose Pig while Donna & Kym choose Jig. Turns out the pigs are the faster Detour and the guys finish as Donna & Kym switch over. The 2nd bus arrives and all three teams choose Pig. After the Detour, teams must travel by marked Jeepney to Luyang Beach on Misibis Bay for their next clue. Adam & Dane and Paul & Steve maintain their leads as they open the clue telling teams to build themselves a raft using the provided bamboo, rope and water jugs to enable them to paddle their way to the Pit Stop on Mosboron Beach. The last bus arrives at the Detour. Shane & Andrew and James & Sarah choose Pig, while Sue & Teresa and Michelle & Jo choose Jig. As Sarah catches her last pig with her butt in the air, Michelle & Jo continue getting thumbs down from the judges, so they decide to switch. Once they finish, Sue & Teresa are left alone at the Detour. Not wanting to give up on the Jig, they take out their aura spray which appears to work as the judges finally hand over the clue. While Paul & Steve are on their second attempt and Kym & Donna set off with their first, Adam & Dane are just meters away from the Pit Stop. But their raft sinks before they arrive so they have to go all the way back to the beach. As Paul & Steve sink again, Tarryn & Ross manage to pass Kym & Donna just before they arrive at the beach allowing them to officially check-in first. They win $10,000 from Swisse, but they also win the first ever… Salvage Pass. Grant explains the Salvage Pass can be used to give them an extra one-hour headstart on the next leg or they can use it to save the team that arrives last on this leg from elimination. He'll call them back when the last team arrives for their decision. Kym & Donna arrive 2nd with James & Sarah in 3rd and Sue & Teresa going from last to 4th. Sticky & Sam claim 5th, Joseph & Grace arrive 6th and Michelle & Jo take #7. Coppers Shane & Andrew are Team #8 and Grant laughs as he checks-in Adam & Dane as Team #9. That leaves Paul & Steve and Lucy & Emilia. Paul says they should quit, but Steve refuses. The sisters reread their clue and realize they can ask for help so they approach a guy on the beach to help them build the raft. Lucy & Emilia set off and Paul & Steve approach the same guys to help them. Darkness falls as Paul & Steve catch up to Lucy & Emilia in the water allowing them to step on Mat in 10th place. Grant gives Lucy & Emilia the bad news first, that they're the last team. But he calls in Tarryn & Ross and they decide to save the sisters and bring 11 teams into the 2nd leg.

Route Markers

Teams had to make their way on foot to the Man O'War Steps at the Sydney Opera House, where teams had to travel by boat to Barangaroo Wharf. Only one team was at a time was allowed on each boat. Upon arrival at Barangaroo Wharf, teams had to choose and remove a Honda CR-Z from a large maze by moving the 24 surrounding black cars in either a forward or reverse direction only. Both team members had to be in the car for it to be able to move. Once finished, they opened their clues instructing teams to travel to their first destination, Manila, Philippines.

Everyone took the first flight.

Upon arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, teams had to travel to Plaza Miranda and find a marked stall where both team members had to share in eating eight local duck embryo egg delicacy known as balut in order to receive their next clue.

Teams had to travel to TSI Bus Terminal where they had to sign up for one of three charter buses to Daraga, Albay, Cagsawa Ruins. The first three teams would be on the first bus, the next four teams would be on the second bus, and the remaining four teams on the last bus. Each bus left half an hour apart starting from 12:30am. Upon arrival at Cagsawa Ruins teams had to search for a snake charmer to receive their next clue.

First Bus: Paul & Steve, Adam & Dane and Kym & Donna. Second Bus: Joseph & Grace, Ross & Tarryn, Lucy & Emilia and Sticky & Sam. Third Bus: Shane & Andrew, Michelle & Jo, Sue & Teresa and James & Sarah.

Choice A: Jig
Teams had to don traditional costumes and then learn and perform a Ibalong Festival dance to the satisfaction of four local judges. If teams performed the dance correctly, they would receive their next clue.

Sue & Teresa chose this task.

Choice B: Pig
Teams had to compete in a fiesta game called "Catch the Oily Pig". Teams would have to cover eachother in oil and enter a muddy pen to catch four pigs. Once each team member had caught two pigs each and placed them into another pen, a farmer would give them their next clue.

Paul & Steve, Adam & Dane, Kym & Donna, Sticky & Sam, Ross & Tarryn, Joseph & Grace, Lucy & Emilia, Shane & Andrew, James & Sarah and Michelle & Jo chose this task.

Teams had to travel to Luyang Beach in Bacacay. Once there, teams had to build a raft using provided materials and paddle themselves to Mosboron Beach, The Pit Stop for this first leg of the race.

For placing first in this leg Ross & Tarryn won A$10,000 from Swisse Vitamins and the Salvage Pass, which can be used in one of two ways: the team can either give themselves a 1-hour time credit at the start of the next leg or save the last arriving team from elimination.

Lucy & Emilia placed last in this leg, but were saved due to Ross & Tarryn using the Salvage Pass to save them from elimination. They were marked for elimination.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Saved from elimination by the Salvage Pass or The Save     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the Express Pass> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
AUS2 RossTarryn
 1st place 
Ross & Tarryn
AUS2 KymDonna
 2nd place 
Kym & Donna
AUS2 JamesSarah
 3rd place 
James & Sarah
AUS2 SueTeresa
 4th place 
Sue & Teresa
AUS2 StickySam
 5th place 
Sticky & Sam
AUS2 JosephGrace
 6th place 
Joseph & Grace
AUS2 MichelleJo
 7th place 
Michelle & Jo
AUS2 ShaneAndrew
 8th place 
Shane & Andrew
AUS2 AdamDane
 9th place 
Adam & Dane
AUS2 PaulSteve
 10th place 
Paul & Steve
AUS2 LucyEmilia
 11th place 
Lucy & Emilia


  • This episode marks the first time The Amazing Race Australia visits the country of Philippines.

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