The Final Leg begins as teams are told to make their way to Australia’s capital, Canberra. The first clue contains the Road Block: Who’s the best judge of heights? Upon arrival in Canberra, teams must make their way to Lake Burley Griffin. Here, they must ride a fly board in the water for ten uninterrupted seconds while dressed as judges.
Jackson, Jaskirat and Amanda all attempt the task. Jackson is the first to ten seconds followed by Amanda and Jaskirat in last.
After the hoverboards, teams must make their way to the front lawn of Parliament House. Here, teams will put together two giant 10×6 metre puzzles of the Aboriginal and Australian flag.
Brendon & Jackson are first to ask for a check. They get the thumbs down. But while the Aboriginal flag only needed one quick fix, their Australian flag is completely mirrored.
That allows the Gold Coast Girls to move into the lead. The Cowboys leave next with the Super Sikhs staying in last.
The next clue is another Road Block: Who’s up next? For this Road Block, teams must travel by helicopter to Thredbo River. There, the team member performing the Road Block will hop into a stunt chopper and fly over a lake. Teams must climb down a rope ladder to retrieve their next clue before jumping into the water with it.
Ashleigh & Amanda’s driver misses a turn and that allows the Cowboys and the Sikhs to arrive at the helicopters before them.
After the Road Block, teams must travel by gondola to Friday Flat. Here, teams will throw themselves down a 300-metre super slip ‘n slide and make sure to grab six different colored flags as they go.
The Cowboys hop in a gondola first. But the last place Gold Coast Girls find the gondola before Jaskirat & Anurag, allowing them to move up.
Ashleigh & Amanda are able to slide down first when Jackson has to stop and vomit multiple times. Jaskirat & Anurag, meanwhile, can’t find the gondola and decide to just run up the mountain.
Brendon & Jackson are able to grab the flags first and open the next clue telling them to hop into a chairlift to Eagles Nest.
Here, teams must match eight unusual laws with the correct state or territory. The eliminated teams, at each of the stations representing the state or territory, will hand them bags of puzzle pieces if they are correct. Inside are puzzle pieces which teams must use to complete a map of the country’s Aboriginal mobs.
When their puzzle map is complete, they will get the final clue. All teams are neck and neck now.
Brendon & Jackson ask for the first check and they receive the final clue pointing them to the Finish Line atop Mount Kosciuszko. Ashleigh & Amanda are right behind them though and it is a footrace to the Mat.
The other teams cheer on Jaskirat & Anurag as they ask for the final check.
Despite being absolutely exhausted, Brendon & Jackson cross the Finish Line first and officially win The Amazing Race Australia 5. Ashleigh & Amanda are 2nd and Jaskirat & Anurag are 3rd.
WOOHOO! It’s finally over! After 452 Legs and episodes, The Amazing Race Australia 5 is finally over!
The Leg starts with a random Switchback to last season’s Road Block in Seoul. It was alright I guess. And an okay task to start the Leg off with.
The flag puzzle was a straightforward task. Should’ve done the states/territories flags though lol
The next Road Block was an exciting task. But the first come, first served/one at a time nature of the task is not a good thing for this Final Leg.
Same with the slip ‘n slide. It’s a creative take on a familiar TAR task. But they should’ve had separate lanes for each team so as not to create artificial distance between them in placement.
That’s too much linear Racing on this Final Leg.
The final task was random. I think I liked last season’s puzzle task much better. It was fun to see the eliminated teams there. But it also would’ve been better to have them at the Finish Line instead.
Also, the bottom map should’ve been blank. Having the completed map was too easy. And maybe a better task would’ve been having teams identify the correct location of each of the Aboriginal mobs they met during the Race on the completed map.
And speaking of, it is hilarious that they spoiled the result in the preview at the end of last episode. lol They tended to do that all season long, actually.
Overall, it wasn’t the best Final Leg. I feel like last year’s was more exciting. And I think this footrace to the Finish Line could’ve been exciting had the show not spoiled it last week. Lol