Why are we special you ask?
At Fun Over Fifty we understand that choosing to invest your money in travel sometimes feels like a big risk. The travel market is large and it can be hard to distinguish one operator from another. Why should you choose Fun Over Fifty over another tour provider? What is it about us that makes us special? To stand out from the crowd we realised a long time ago that you need to go the extra mile. That’s why our mission is to deliver an exceptional, unique, high quality product in all aspects of our touring:
You’ll find that we’ve included everything, very few operators are brave enough to do this. To advertise rock bottom prices they cut out your essential sightseeing. It looks cheaper and appealing but once you’ve had to pay for so called optional excursions you end up spending a whole lot more. At Fun Over Fifty we’ve selected the very best in attractions, meals and sightseeing so that you truly experience the destinations we travel to AND you don’t have to worry about paying for extras along the way. You just need to sit back and enjoy the ride knowing that you’re not missing a thing!! See the lists of inclusions advertised with each tour, note the meals provided on each day and you’ll come to the conclusion that Fun Over Fifty provides more than just fun but also great value for money.
At Fun Over Fifty we are adamant that you’ll only ever travel with like minded guests. That’s why we are strict about our over 50’s policy and also why we are clear with the fitness ratings of our tours. To ensure that you select the right tour for you, see the fitness recommendations of each tour. If you’d like to take things a bit slower, then our physical rating 1 (EASY) tours are for you. Next we have our MODERATE tours, then if you’re keen to be a bit more challenged, happy to cover some more territory on foot and take on a few different modes of transport, then physical rating 3 (ACTIVE/MODERATE) is the way to go for you. Of course if you’re concerned about what is best for you, speak to one of our experienced consultants. We’ll be honest about what you can expect, our goal is for you to enjoy your tour, not struggle through it!
When it comes to the actual travel component of your tour we pride ourselves on taking things to the next level and providing modes of travel that are just that extra bit special – we really do travel in style all the way. Our custom built luxury signature ‘Gold Class’ coaches stand out from the crowd with their sleek, contemporary design and modern features including soft leather reclining seats with extra leg room, panoramic tinted windows, on-board restroom, and state-of-the-art technology. When using other modes of transport we maintain this high level of comfort and class. Throughout out itineraries you’ll often see the terms ‘premium seating’ and ‘gold service’. And you’ll note that as a standard inclusion we always occupy verandah staterooms, ocean view cabins and other premium options.
Laughter is good for the soul, fun is infectious and keeps us young at heart. You’ll find that our itineraries have been meticulously planned to ensure that you have the time of your life! The focus is always on fun with Fun Over Fifty. Our tours include great entertainment, exceptional experiences, and often visit some of Australia’s quirkiest characters who also like to have a laugh. We look for fun, original festivals and events that can’t help but bring a grin to your face. Watermelon skiing in Chinchilla anyone? At all times we have smile on our face and are ready to share good times with great people. Come away with us and enjoy our relaxed, positive vibe which encourages everyone on board to have a really great time. Please note: those lacking in a sense of humour need not apply!
So much of touring is about the food, a great location or destination can be let down by a poor meal. We know this and we spend countless hours ensuring that the meals provided on tour are of the highest quality, nutritionally balanced, locally sourced where possible and representative of the region. In other words, your dining on tour will be an experience rather than just a fuel stop for your body!! We start each day with a hearty breakfast offering both cooked and continental options. Lunches tend to be lighter and dinners are either a la carte or buffet selections. We also include many specialty culinary experiences: Silver service on the colonial tramcar in Melbourne, a Croc n Crab sunset dinner in Karumba, an Outback Bush BBQ in Alice Springs and a traditional Maori Hangi in New Zealand are just a few examples. Add in fine dining on trains and cruise ships, and little treats along the way (chocolate tastings, wine tasting etc) and you’ll find that your palate is taking a tour all of its very own which only adds to the full sensory experience of travelling with Fun Over fifty.
Bringing together the full experience of a Fun Over Fifty tour is the style of accommodation that we insist upon. Each venue is hand selected to complement our touring style; we choose to partner with venues who also strive to offer exceptional customer service, and all hotels and resorts sign our Agreement of Service which clearly defines our expectations of standards of service. We aim high when choosing accommodation for our tours, opting for 4 star plus venues. Understandably in some country or remote areas this is not possible, in this case we source the very best available that reflects the region we are visiting. Our itineraries clearly state where you will be staying and the rating of that accommodation. Have a look and you’ll see yourself relaxing at the Shangri-la in Cairns, spotting wildlife at Thornybush Game Lodge in South Africa or enjoying the convenience of a CBD location at the Crowne Plaza in Melbourne.
Above all you’ll find that Fun Over Fifty is personal and connected to people. We connect with our guests, our industry partners and all suppliers that contribute to make Fun Over Fifty the successful tour operator it is. We believe in forging great relationships and maintaining them. We have great respect for small business, local establishments, traditional owners and our guests who choose to invest their money in travelling with us. We are lucky to have such great support across the board and we never take that for granted. We are constantly nurturing our relationships with those we pay and those who pay us. This is not only encouraged, but required – from the very top of the Fun Over Fifty chain throughout all aspects of the business.
We are confident that with our infectious mix of fun, exceptional customer service and quality inclusions you’ll not only have the time of your life travelling with us, but you’ll want to keep coming back for more.
Fun Over Fifty has Respecting Our Culture (ROC) certification and are committed to operating in ways that respect and reinforce Indigenous cultural heritage and the living cultures of Indigenous communities. We are committed to protecting cultural authenticity and integrity, developing sound business practices, environmental protection and acknowledging Indigenous peoples spiritual connection to the land and water.
Fun Over Fifty holds Climate Action certification and is recognised as a Climate Action Leader. We have incorporated strategic climate change responses across all relevant levels of our planning and operations. We measure and audit our carbon footprint via a creditable system, and have undertaken an advanced level of adaptation, emissions reduction and offsetting. Fun Over Fifty is working towards becoming carbon neutral.
Fun Over Fifty’s Ecotourism certification assures our guests that our products are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices. Our nature-based tourism experiences focus on leaving minimal impact on the environment and offering interesting ways to learn about the environment whilst using resources wisely, contributing to conserving the environment and helping local communities.
As an Advanced Ecotourism accredited tour operator, Fun Over Fifty’s innovative ecotourism products operate with minimal impact on the environment. We provide opportunities to learn about the environment and are committed to achieving best practice, whilst using resources wisely, contributing to conserving the environment and helping local communities.
Fun Over Fifty has ATAS accreditation and has met strict criteria in order to become nationally accredited. This accreditation means we are the best in the industry; credible, well trained and a professional business. We are required to conduct business in compliance with Australian Consumer Law and in accordance with ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct.