Getaway (TV series)

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Getaway
Getaway (TV series) logo.png
Getaway logo
Genre Travel
Presented by Current
Catriona Rowntree
David Reyne
Tim Blackwell
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 25 (as of 2016)
Production
Executive producer(s) John Walsh
Producer(s) Scott Sinclair, Tim Thatcher, Anita Lane, Josh Martin, Rochell Martin, Nia Pericles
Location(s) International & Domestic
Camera setup Steve Davis, Jamie Hamill, Chris Miller, Gilbert Farkas, Max Polley,Stuart Bruce
Running time 30 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original network Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 14 May 1992 – present
External links
Website www.9now.com.au/getaway

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 in Australia, including resorts and locations, but by 1993 had expanded to look at international travel and tourism destinations. [1]

New Zealand version[edit]

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

Presenters[edit]

Former presenters[edit]

New Zealand presenters[edit]

Awards[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 a recent[when?] episode, 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

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