Getaway (TV series)

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Presented byCurrent
Catriona Rowntree
David Reyne
Jason Dundas
Tim Blackwell
ComposerNeil Sutherland
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons31 (as of 2022)
Executive producerJohn Walsh
ProducersScott Sinclair, Tim Thatcher, Anita Lane, Josh Martin, Rochell Martin, Nia Pericles, Majella Wiemers, Jason Sintome
Production locationInternational & Domestic
Camera setupSteve Davis, Jamie Hamill, Chris Miller, Gilbert Farkas, Max Polley, Stuart Bruce
Running time30 minutes (including commercials)
Original networkNine Network
Picture formatPAL
HDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release14 May 1992 (1992-05-14) –

Getaway is Australia's longest-running travel and lifestyle television program. Debuting on 14 May 1992, it is broadcast on the Nine Network and TLC. Its main competitor was The Great Outdoors on the Seven Network until 2009. It is hosted by Catriona Rowntree with various project contributors. The first season looked at only tourism locally, including resorts and locations, but by 1993 had expanded to look at international travel and tourism destinations.[1]


Former presenters[edit]


Getaway won a People's Choice Award in 1994 and an Australian Tourism Award for Excellence in the Media in 1995.

Getaway has also been nominated for the Most Popular Lifestyle Program Logie Award at the Logie Awards of 2003, 2004 and 2005, each time being beaten by Backyard Blitz. It was also nominated at the Logie Awards of 1999 and nominated as the Favourite Lifestyle Program at the Australian People Choice Awards of 1999.

"Seven Wonders of the World"[edit]

In an episode broadcast in 2007, Getaway viewers were asked to choose a new Seven Wonders of the World based on several destinations which had been pre-selected by the show's producers.

The destinations were (winners are shown in bold):

Natural wonders:

Ancient: one wonder

Ancient: two wonders

Waterfall wonders

Modern wonders

City wonders

Island wonders

New Zealand version[edit]

A New Zealand version of the program, with some local content, was broadcast on TV One and Prime TV.

Former Presenters

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