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Australia's most travelled woman.


Best known as 'Australia's most traveled woman', Catriona Rowntree has for 20 years been the presenter of the Nine Network's Getaway, Australia's favourite travel program.

Previous experience

Catriona studied journalism after working as a researcher with Business Review Weekly, 2GB and Prime Television, and in 1991 moved to FM radio as a newsreader and music and lifestyle program host, first in community radio and then with the ABC youth FM radio station, Triple J, for which she presented until 1996.

In 1992, Catriona was hired as a researcher for the Nine Network's series Wonder World!, graduating to the position of reporter the following year and host in 1994. In that same year, whilst still working at Triple J, she also became host of the network's children's live entertainment show, What’s Up Doc? Catriona went on to become the show's writer and producer.

In 1996, Catriona joined the team on Getaway, a travel series offering young people an interesting perspective on the world's most exciting travel destinations.

Current work

Since then Catriona has become a household name not only for her stimulating and informative Getaway reports from around the globe but for her appearances in Nine's special telecasts and live broadcasts including the National IQ Test, Australia's Funniest Home Videos, The Chopping Block and the Logies Red Carpet Arrivals. In 2006, Catriona celebrated her 10 years on Getaway with the publication of Catriona's Australia: 100 of my favourite Aussie locations (JDP). She is currently working on a new book which will be published by Hardie Grant.

In addition to her TV roles, Catriona has been able to utilise her passion for community work as the Patron of the Arnotts Foundation, and Ambassador for OCRF, Mission Australia, Phillip Island Penguins, Australian Landcare, and Year of the Farmer (2012).

A self-confessed chatterbox, Catriona is a highly sought-after public speaker and MC - spontaneous, witty and always in control, she leaves every room engaged and entertained!


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Identified with audience, created immediate rapport, they loved her. Very professional, slick, yet light when needed to be. I would definitely use her services again. Errol Jones Productions Pty Ltd, NSW
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