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How travelling can aid in the bushfire recovery

January 15, 2020

How travelling can aid in the bushfire recovery

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.

Global Eco Conference 2019 - Ecotourism Australia's main event

November 28, 2019

Global Eco Conference 2019 - Ecotourism Australia's main event

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.

The Joy of Running a Business Sustainably

November 12, 2019

The Joy of Running a Business Sustainably

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....

Banksia Sustainability Awards 2019

October 15, 2019

Banksia Sustainability Awards 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.

Plastic bags - a thing of the past in travel

July 17, 2018

Plastic bags - a thing of the past in travel

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.

Australia's Top 10 Big Things

June 15, 2018

Australia's Top 10 Big Things

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!

Must see places in the Australian Outback

May 24, 2018

Must see places in the Australian Outback

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.

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