With destinations on offer such as Carnarvon Gorge, Longreach, Karumba, Cairns and Fraser Island there's something for everyone. No matter what your preference, and regardless of the recent weather, you can consider Queensland open for business as usual in winter 2017!
This is Kirsty, she's our Travel Administrator and all round office guru. This is her earlier this week collecting eggs from the Fun Over Fifty chooks. This might seem like a random thing to be doing as an administrator in a busy office, but around here it's pretty normal. Our girls (the chooks that is) were kind enough to produce a bounty of eggs last Wednesday. Kirsty collected them, Toni made them into a fabulous frittata, and accompanied by a fresh home grown salad, the office staff all sat down to lunch.
At Fun Over Fifty, we've been travelling 'Gold Class' since 2010. We've become known for our impeccable customer service, top quality inclusions and fun, enthusiastic outlook on life. Our gold coaches are instantly recognisable and representative of the experience that our guests expect and rely on. Now we're taking coach touring in Australia to the next level! We're entering a new dimension in Australian tourism with the launch of our `Diamond Class’ coach - `Diamond-Tina’.
In 2011 Fun Over Fifty CEO Toni Brennan set a goal - to take home the Gold Award at the Australian Tourism Awards. Now, this is no mean feat. This is a goal that required determination, dedication and focus. Toni took a picture of the gold trophy, she laminated it and pinned it to the wall of the Fun Over Fifty office. Each day that gold trophy beckoned, some days it seemed to whisper "come get me", other days it shouted "you can do this!".
Without a doubt, we know that humour and laughter relaxes us; it makes us feel good and has many benefits for our health and general well-being; we use humour to build rapport and to connect with others. We also know that a relaxed, fun atmosphere (as opposed to a tense, serious or forceful one) is likely to make us sit up and listen. And importantly, we know that humour can actually help us process and retain information.
Here at Fun Over Fifty we are passionate about what we do. About coach touring, customer service, the Australian tourism industry. About supporting others, about being sustainable.... We could go on and on. In fact it is very easy for us to go on and on. Sometimes it's nice to hear about your passions and achievements from another voice.
Having just seen the undisputed pinnacle of Hollywood's awards season play out on televisions across the globe, one must ask - what is the point of awards?
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.