50 episodes

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian radio show and podcast which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and environmental science, all recorded in the outdoors.

Off Track ABC Podcasts

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.8, 447 Ratings

Off Track, with Ann Jones, is an Australian radio show and podcast which combines the relaxing sounds of nature with awesome stories of wildlife and environmental science, all recorded in the outdoors.

    Sounds and showers of Macquarie Island [part two]

    Sounds and showers of Macquarie Island [part two]

    Where endangered wildlife watches you showering with a bucket in the Antarctic wind.

    • 25 min
    Sounds and smells of Macquarie Island [part one]

    Sounds and smells of Macquarie Island [part one]

    Where elephant seals smell like feathers and petrels sound like dragons.

    • 25 min
    He hitch-hiked with a snake in his hand

    He hitch-hiked with a snake in his hand

    Kevin Budden was only a young bloke when he left Sydney for North Queensland with one goal in mind: to find a coastal taipan and bring it back alive.

    • 25 min
    Nipple cripples and other nibbles [Incident Report 03]

    Nipple cripples and other nibbles [Incident Report 03]

    Just when you thought it might be safe to get back out into nature, it gets you where you least expect it: your nipples.  

    • 25 min
    Never smile at a crocodile and other fails [Incident Report 02]

    Never smile at a crocodile and other fails [Incident Report 02]

    Just when you thought it might be safe to get back out into nature, there’s a bite from a huge, unknown carnivore and a leech on your eyeball. This is the second instalment of Incident Reports with communiques back to base about the worst (ie: best) fieldwork fails.

    • 25 min
    Fieldwork fails and flops [Incident Report 01]

    Fieldwork fails and flops [Incident Report 01]

    Let’s not get too romantic about nature. There’s plenty of times when you end up covered in mud, at the end of your tether and on the receiving end of a love bite from a vampire bat. Hear scientists report back about their worst (ie: best) fieldwork fails.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
447 Ratings

447 Ratings

ajc42 ,

all gasps and giggles

Wow! What a great podcast. Eels, crocs, rescues! All gasps and giggles from this new listener. I wish I’d found this show at the beginning of lockdown. Great backing tracks as well.

loulabelle35 ,

Loving the new Nature Track soundscapes

I’ve loved listening to Off Track for several years now, it’s like my podcast ‘happy place’!
More recently I can’t get enough of the new ‘Nature Track’ soundscapes, I use them as a relaxing background sound while I work, and also for winding down at night. Highly recommend! 🐸🍃☀️🐝🌻🦆

BJ483 ,

Great show

Great show and really enjoying the Nature Track series

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