Call us nostalgic, but this week we're taking time out to celebrate our favourite Big Things of Australia. Kitsch they may be. Retro, most definitely! But iconic, heart warming and some good old Aussie fun they certainly are! Here at Fun Over Fifty, although we are always looking for new sights to discover across this great land, we are also passionate about our heritage. And the Big Things of Australia showcase a bygone era and an Aussie spirit that we should be proud of!
The outback is big, of that you can be sure. But it's also diverse, challenging and overwhelming if you don't have a little direction. With so much to see and do across this vast nation, we've narrowed it down to the best of the best in the outback. Here's our top 10 spots to truly appreciate and experience the extraordinary phenomena that is Australia's outback.
Right now the locals of Bright are celebrating the stunning autumn colours and delicious seasonal produce of the valleys of the High Country at the Bright Autumn Festival. This is one for 'leaf peeping' enthusiasts, those passionate about gardening, nature and colour, and generally for anyone who wants to have a fabulous time in an equally fabulous place. This festival is one that is a feast for the eyes, the tastebuds and the soul. Here's why you should go to the Bright Autumn Festival...
If travel is about expanding your horizons, experiencing something new and connecting with different people, then adding one of the world's great sporting events to your wanderlust list is a must. We're talking large scale events in fabulous destinations. Events that give you an insight into local culture, where you get to meet fans from near and far, and you witness great sporting achievements. So which events make the cut in our list of greatest sporting events to add to you wanderlust list?
This weekend will see crowds join together in celebration, competition and shear passion for all things country for the 24th time at the Man from Snowy River Bush Festival at Corryong in Victoria's Upper Murray. And as one of our Gold Class coaches makes tracks for this beautiful region we explain just why you should go to The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival!
It seems we are all working towards a better future, a greener future, a more sustainable future. Often is feels that everything is about generations to come, our sons and daughters, and their children's children. As we farewell our inaugural 'Green Getaway' tour, let's take a look at some of the immediate benefits of taking on a greener lifestyle. Let's see just what is possible to achieve when we adopt green practices and embrace green initiatives.
We're currently experiencing some pretty intense rain in many parts of Queensland, and all over the state many have had their fair share over the last month or so. Could some rain ruin your travel adventure? Of course not, a rainy day on holiday is still a day on holiday. However, as we know, there is no way at all that we can control the weather, so it's best to have a few tricks up your sleeve so that it doesn't put a complete dampener on your travel experience.