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Tyler Atkins and Nathan Jolliffe are a team of Surfers and the Official Winners of The Amazing Race Australia 1.


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Free-spirited mates with model looks, Tyler and Nathan share a love of surfing, art and beautiful women. But can they strike the right pose on the race?

Nathan and Tyler, both 25, grew up together on the Gold Coast and have been friends for 10 years.

Nathan says of their friendship: "We were always hanging out on the Gold Coast. Then we both moved to Bondi and we've spent a bunch of time together in California as well. We surfed over there and also did a fair bit of partying in Hollywood. And we've surfed heaps in Bali together."

Both boys fund their carefree lifestyle with a mix of modelling, t-shirt design, nannying and the odd labouring job.

Tyler says, "I'm a bit of a hobo and a really big flake. That's where I'm different to Nathan. But we're both open-minded, laidback and up for anything."

Tyler proved that when he gained notoriety a few years ago for infamous liaisons with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. He was working in the US at the time for his clothing label Rockstars and Angels and says at least some of that experience helped prepare him for the race.

"I was living on next to nothing and had to be really careful with my budget, figuring out the cheapest way to live. I had a lot of fun though."

Tyler's single these days, while Nathan's been dating former Miss Australia and MTV personality Erin McNaught for more than a year.

Nathan and Tyler's strategy is already firmly in place. Tyler's "photographic memory for directions" means he'll be in charge of navigation on the race while Nathan will tackle more of the mental challenges.

"We're both as fit as each other. But I'll take on the more brainier challenges, Not saying he couldn't do them. I've just got a bit more patience," says Nathan.

And when things get stressful, they have the perfect way to stay calm.

Tyler explains: "I meditate to cope with stress. Nathan and I meditate together for about 20 minutes a day. On the race we could do it on a plane, in the car, anywhere. It takes so much stress away, it makes your mind relax and cuts a lot of things out."

Nathan adds, "I'm sure there will be new stress levels on the show. But it's exciting stress!"[1]

The Amazing Race Australia 1

Race History

Tyler & Nathan's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Australia → Indonesia Cash / Carry Tyler 6 of 11
2 2 Indonesia → Vietnam Carry Fowl / Carabao Nathan 1 of 11
3 3 Vietnam → Hong Kong → Macau Lion Dance / Kung Fu Stance Tyler 3 of 10
4 4 Macau → South Africa Smash / Bash Nathan 2 of 9
5 5 South Africa Guns / Rosé Tyler 1 of 8
6 6 South Africa → Netherlands → Czech Republic Chivalry / Delivery Nathan 1 of 7
7 7 Czech Republic Stack Up / Stack In Tyler 2 of 6
8 8 Czech Republic → Poland Herd / Hoe Down Nathan 2 of 6 [1]
9 9 Poland → Israel Find Unseen / Make 13 Tyler 3 of 5
10 10 Israel Pilgrim's Trail / Holy Grail Nathan 3 of 4
11 11 Israel → Sri Lanka Count / Carry Tyler 2 of 4 [2]
12 12 Sri Lanka → Singapore → Australia Dare / Stair Nathan 1 of 3
Average 2.25
     The team keep racing
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg or keep racing on a No-Rest Leg.
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist

1: During the train ride from Prague to Kraków, an unknown man entered Sam & Renae and Tyler & Nathan's sleeper car and took Tyler & Nathan's their Race-issued bumbag which held their money and passports. The next day, Tyler & Nathan discovered their bum bags in another car, with all of the money they had been issued for the competition stolen. No compensation was made for this event.
2: Sam & Renae and Tyler & Nathan initially arrived 1st and 2nd, respectively, however both took unregistered taxis to the Roadblock and they each received a 20 minute penalty at the Pit Stop. This did not ultimately affect either of their final placements.

Post Race


Australia Records

  • Tyler & Nathan are the first all-male team to win a leg.
  • First team to use the U-Turn.
  • First team to win multiple legs and later the first to win consecutive legs.
  • First all-male team to qualify for the final leg.
  • First team to Finish Line first and win the race.
  • Highest racing average of a team who won the race, at 2.25.

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