Getaway’s 30th season begins today on Nine.
Catriona Rowntree, who has starred for 25 years, said: “It’s a joy to be a part of such a remarkable achievement in Australian television history.
“Who knew what began for me as a six-week contract would blossom into the gig that just keeps giving – a show that connects Australians with the rest of the world?”
David Reyne added, “Television today is a far different beast from the one it was 30 years ago, but the combination of Getaway’s unwavering commitment to inspire Australians and the camaraderie of its fabulous team are the core of its success.”
Getaway, which first went to air on May 14, 1992, instantly captured the imagination of Aussies via its dream-like destinations and bucket-list experiences, becoming the go-to guide – in a world before the internet – for domestic and international escapes.
Getaway will celebrate its milestone as Australia’s longest running lifestyle television series by inspiring viewers with the magic of travel, both domestically and for when international borders reopen.
Join our top team of travel experts for a special season of escapes to the best of Australia as well as exotic international adventures. Getaway will take viewers on an armchair ride to destinations including New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Antarctica and South America.
Over three decades, Getaway has presented a spectacular travelogue of stories: from doing a show live on Mt Everest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent, to a special edition to mark one billion viewers, and an interactive program that attracted a record two million text entries in one night to win every holiday featured in the episode.
This season, Catriona Rowntree, David Reyne, Charli Robinson, Tim Blackwell and Jason Dundas will be joined by guest presenters to provide viewers with unlimited access to experience the awe-inspiring, natural beauty of the world for themselves.
Happy 30th season, Getaway!
5:30pm Saturday on Nine.