Presenters Pete Wells

Pete Wells

Pete is an adventurer. He was the 59th Australian to summit Mount Everest, has paddled across Bass Strait in a surf ski, and climbed the world’s 6th highest mountain in Tibet. He is currently in pursuit of the Seven Summits, scaling the highest mountain in each of the seven continents on Earth. As a mad keen surfer, he has sailed the islands of Indonesia surfing Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores and Sumba.

On Sydney Weekender, Pete has ridden a one-tonne bull, flown fighter jets and jumped out of planes. He has co-hosted Channel Seven’s The Great Outdoors and presented Sunrise weather. Pete has also hosted adventure programs including Discovery Road.

“I love Sydney Weekender because you could be driving V8 Supercars one day and knitting socks the next. It’s a real mix.” 

What place or image best sums up NSW for you?

Shellharbour on the South Coast. Great surf, sailboarding and ocean paddling. There’s an uncrowded beach break where you paddle across a river and walk through a rainforest just to get to it. I always love surfing that beach. To top it off there’s a café serving great coffee once you’ve paddled back across the river. It ticks all the boxes.