Channel 9’s My Way takes refuge among the Ferns

Episode 1 of My Way Series 3 (featuring Marto and Gen from Ferns Hideaway Resort) is now available here – My Way Season 3 Ep 1 Episode 1, Watch TV Online (

It’s Central Queensland’s very own idyllic retreat proudly nestled among the lusciously beautiful Byfield National Park and next week, the iconic and long-standing Ferns Hideaway Resort will be front, and centre of the awaited season return of Channel 9’s My Way. The lifestyle and travel program, which features an array of inspirational Aussies, sharing unique stories about how they live their best life, is set to hit screens on Sunday 10th October at 5.30pm in Queensland, and Saturday, October 16 at 1.30pm nationally.

With much passion, perseverance, and triumphs over adversity, Marto and Gen from Ferns Hideaway will share their love of the region and their backyard, and how they managed to create a rainforest oasis to not only share with tourists, but capture an ongoing feeling developed while honeymooning in Byfield 44 years ago.

The segment will share the romantic journey of Marto, a former industrial chemist, and his nurse wife Genevieve who were always adamant to drop anchor on a block of land with permanent water.

After discovering a place at Byfield (then with no roads in or out), the couple used a map and compass to find their now piece of paradise, and the first cabin ‘Pioneer’ was built in 1981. By 1990, the Martins were ready to open Ferns Hideaway Resort and its five cabins built from yellow stringybark and bloodwood were ready to welcome visitors from far and wide.

Now a thriving property, particularly on a Saturday night with muso Marto entertaining guests with an on-stage jam, Ferns Hideaway has become a must-see spot to visit when holidaying in Central Queensland on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Capricorn Enterprise CEO, Mary Carroll is excited to see the first episode of My Way go to air, highlighting our local pioneers and showcasing our incredibly distinct destination.

“The team at My Way continue to show amazing support for our region and following five successful episodes earlier in 2021 featuring Nob Creek Pottery, Rubyvale Gem Gallery, Sapphire Gemfields, Capricorn Caves and High Valley Dawn Permaculture Farm, we are so pleased that they have chosen to return to cover more diversity from across our backyard,” Mary said.

“My Way has a weekly viewing audience of 232,250 and a cumulative audience of 2.1 million viewers, so this kind of national marketing is hugely valuable, providing great exposure for our entire destination, and importantly local operators,” Mary said.

Future editions will include Richard and Libbie Wilson from Keppel Bay Marina, Geoff Mercer from Great Keppel Island Holiday Village, and Michelle and Simon Ling from Carnarvon Gorge Eco-Tours.

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