Legends of Australian travel

by Wednesday, August 29, 2018

In this week’s episode of Journeys to Come, Catriona Rowntree speaks with some of the legends of Australian travel.

Catriona’s guests include:

  • Ann Peacock
  • Glen Moroney
  • Nicky Oatley
  • Ann Sherry
  • Tony Wheeler

Journeys to Come is a podcast about travel hosted by Australia’s Queen of Travel Catriona Rowntree. Each week we share memories from recent trips and talk about upcoming adventures.

Listen to the podcast here


Meet our guests

Ann Peacock, General Manager – Community and Charity, Crown Resorts

Ann Peacock is the face of Crown Resorts in Australia.

Glen Moroney, Founder of Scenic

The boy from Newcastle, who started out running a humble bus tour company around parts of Australia. The company grew bigger and bigger and Glen is now the proud founder of Scenic Tours – world leaders in river cruising. Glen’s wife and design partner, Karen Moroney, is the driving force behind the ships’ stylish interiors and I’m so proud when I go overseas and see the level of luxury Scenic provides. This boy from OZ created all of this and we travellers are the happy recipients of his vision.

Glen Moroney


Nicky Oatley, Brand Manager, Hamilton Island

Nicky Oatley holds paradise in the palm of her hands. As the brand manager of Hamilton Island, Oatley mans a playland of azure waters, luxury resorts and yachting regattas.

Ann Sherry, Carnival Australia

Ann is Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia and a division of Carnival Corporation & Plc. Carnival is the world’s largest cruise ship business and owner of 10 iconic brands including P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Aida, Cunard, Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line and Seabourn. We are lucky to have Ann on the show to chat with us about the Queen Mary 2, currently in Sydney Harbour!


Britannia Club - QM2

Britannia Club – QM2


Tony Wheeler, Founder of Lonely Planet Books

Lonely Planet is the world’s most successful travel publisher, printing over 120 million books in eleven different languages. Along with guidebooks and eBooks to almost every destination on the planet, Lonely Planet also produces a range of gift and reference titles, an award-winning website and magazine and a range of digital travel products and apps.

We are excited to have Tony on today’s show! He chats with us about how these iconic travel books came to light and shares his favourite travel destinations.

Website: lonelyplanet.com

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