• Michelle Meehan

Meet the FREN FAMILY! {Our very own Travel Guides}


When it comes to reality television, what you see is truly what you get with Newcastle’s most popular travellers, the Fren family. Well known locally for their family-run German restaurant Oma’s Kitchen, in Watt Street, Newcastle, the Frens were catapulted into the national spotlight in 2017 when they starred in the inaugural season of Channel 9’s new reality television show – Travel Guides.

The premise was simple. Send six very different groups of “ordinary Australians” on week-long holidays across the country and around the world, road testing some of the destination’s most iconic, interesting and unusual hotels, attractions and culinary experiences. While the groups all have the same encounters, their reactions and rating out of five stars are often wildly different.