In the last few weeks we’ve witnessed the very worst bushfire event in Australia’s known history. To date the extreme wildfires across much of our nation have burned more than 12 million acres, making our fires far greater than the Amazon forest fires of August 2019. They have killed at least 24 people, and nearly 2000 homes have been destroyed. Statistics for the loss of wildlife are staggering with reports that over a billion wild lives have been lost.
Next week we’re heading to beautiful Cairns and the 2019 Global Eco Conference. Hosted by Ecotourism Australia this is the world's longest running ecotourism conference - 2019 marks the 27th event. And what a perfect location for it!! Queensland continues to be at the forefront of ecotourism, and Cairns itself has more ecotourism tour operators than anywhere else in Australia.
CEO Toni Brennan recently sat down to chat with Lina Cronin at Eco Tourism Australia. This is the article that featured in the Eco Tourism Australia News on November 11th 2019....
For the second year running Fun Over Fifty has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Banksia Sustainability Awards!! Take a look at what we have been doing and see just how truly passionate we are about doing, not only better, but the best we can by our environment and the communities we visit.
This month plastic bags were banned under Queensland legislation. So we're taking a look at the little changes we can make whilst travelling that reduce our impact on the environment. If every traveller could adopt these practices, then we as an industry can create big change. A change for the positive, a change that will preserve our planet for generations of future travellers.
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.
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.