Teralba newlyweds Tim Sattler and Rod Jones say moments before their Amazing Race Australia win, televised on Tuesday night, they faced their most terrifying experience yet.
It involved jumping 10,000 feet out of a plane into Australia's top end.
"We were at that point where no matter what we had to do we were going to do it," Tim said.
"It was hectic, there was so much wind blowing in your face. I thought I was going to die right there and then.
"It was a magical, though, I'd do it again in a heartbeat."
The newlyweds' give-it-a-go attitude saw the pair right through to the end of WIN's reboot of a reality television classic, venturing through South Korea, Vietnam, Africa, Mongolia and Thailand.
The couple was awarded a prize of $250,000 after kayaking, running and puzzle crunching their way to the Northern Territory's Nitmiluk Gorge.
The pair says they hope to spend at least some of their winnings on re-visiting the places they whizzed through on the journey.
"We absolutely loved Africa," Tim said. "It was all our Lion King fantasies come to life. We'd love to go on a safari and kick back and enjoy it."
The men are also planning to get married ... again.
After their victory, Tim got down on one knee and proposed to Rod, saying that he had always wanted the opportunity to do so but Rod had beat him to it.
"We got married in March of this year but being a same-sex couple we're always breaking the rules. We want to renew our vows in the little white chapel in Vegas," Rod said.
The pair hopes to hand out some "over-the-top" Christmas presents to friends and family, upgrade their cars and they are also planning a move to Coogee.
"We absolutely love Newy but we've always been drawn to Sydney. And we'd love to be by the ocean," Tim said.
As for work, the personal trainers are waiting to see where the spotlight will take them, saying their experience working with the media was "absolutely amazing".
The final episode of The Amazing Race on WIN was the most-watched, non-news program in Newcastle on Tuesday night, reaching 27,261 viewers.
Hopefully, we will see this power couple back on telly soon.
Special Christmas party
Wednesday night marked a huge celebration for kids in the region, and their families.
Around 4000 people were expected to attend the annual Special Children's Christmas Party, which invites children with serious illnesses or physical and intellectual impairments to share a fun-filled night at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.
Each year, local businesses and individuals donate their time, money, goods and services to make the event possible. Children and their families enjoy dinner, dessert, presents, rides and entertainment at no cost.
The event's organiser Annemarie Hodson said the aim of the party was simply to make children happy.
"The party gives these families a short break from their day-to-day, and gives them memories of their children at a Christmas party with lots of other children, and of their family laughing and having fun together, relaxed and revived," Ms Hodson said.
The event provides an accessible setting for kids and parents to make new friends.
"This party is often the only time these special children can get together socially away from the hospital," Ms Hodson said.
The party has been running since 1993, and over the years has invited 35,000 children to participate.