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Cultural tours Australia

Experience cultural immersion when travelling with Fun Over Fifty

Tours with deep cultural significance

Many of our extended tours are packed with activities such as festivals and events; visits to preserved convict settlements, museums and art galleries; heritage-listed sites, tasting local food and drinks, and connection with local Indigenous guides through language, food, customs and dance.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
9
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EARLY BIRD DEAL  - Save $200 per couple or $100 Single, for Sept 2021 tours
Expiry 30 June 21 Terms and conditions apply.

Travel north to Queensland's stunning Capricorn Coast for 3 nights beachfront in Yeppoon. Discover Great Keppel Island, Capricorn Caves, Koorana Crocodile Farm and a local paddock to plate experience. Enjoy bird watching tours and eco reef walks on a coral cay whilst staying on secluded Heron Island. Then take an adventurous full day eco tour aboard the iconic LARC whilst staying in Seventeen Seventy.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
8
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Make tracks for Queensland's central west on the Spirit of the Outback, an historic rail journey like no other. Then delve deep into outback life staying in Longreach, Barcaldine and Roma. Visit the Stockman's Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum. Take a Station tour and Thomson River sunset cruise. Unearth dinosaurs in Winton, waltz with Matilda, take a Desert Dreaming tour on this insight into Queensland’s iconic outback.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
14
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Head way out west and discover the beauty of WA’s wildflowers, natural formations and historic attractions. Flights take you in to Perth for 2 nights and coach touring includes Geraldton, Dalwallinu, Hyden, Albany, Pemberton and Margaret River. Cruise the Swan and Donnelly Rivers, marvel at The Pinnacles and Wave Rock, laugh till you cry on the Tin Horse Highway and be mesmerised by dreamtime legends in the Ngilgi Caves.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
15
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Traverse the state of Queensland through Roma, Carnarvon Gorge, Emerald, Longreach, and Cloncurry to the Gulf of Carpenteria to experience an epic Gulf sunset and Sand Island dinner. See the outback come to life, learn about the heritage of mining, discover the indigenous culture, and ride the legendary Gulflander and Savannahlander trains as touring heads through Cobbold Gorge and Undara to tropical Cairns on this journey showcasing the best of Queensland.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
7
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You'll encounter more of the Top End than expected with 4 nights in Darwin and included touring of the Tiwi Islands and Litchfield National Park plus visits to Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and Cullen Bay, and many amazing Darwin museums and exhibitions. In Kakadu take to the air on a scenic flight, discover Aboriginal rock art and cruise the Yellow Water wetlands to complete your Top End Encounter.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
5
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Enjoy a ‘Gold Class’ Christmas celebration as we travel north from Brisbane to Maryborough then transfer to the largest sand island in the world for 4 nights in luxury at Kingfisher Bay Resort. Discover rainforests and sand dunes on a 4WD adventure, join an island ranger for a guided Butchulla tour, taste local bush tucker, and indulge in fresh local seafood at our Christmas Day long lunch in the Grand Ballroom.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
11
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Take the inland route from Brisbane to Melbourne, discover quirky characters and hidden treasures along the way. Try your luck for opals in Lightning Ridge, enjoy a wildlife zoofari at Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo, and visit Miners Heritage Park in Cobar. See the 'Living Desert Sculptures' in Broken Hill and the Old Wentworth Gaol before enjoying a paddleboat cruise on the Murray and a finale night in Melbourne.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
4
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EARLY BIRD DEAL - Save $200 Per Couple or $100 Sole Use for November Bookings - Book by 30 June 2021

Unearth natural wonders, heritage icons and local taste sensations on this remote outpost in the Bass Strait. Local guides with insider knowledge will escort you to the island's most famous landmarks including Shag Lagoon, the Shannon Wreck, Disappointment Bay, the Wickham Lighthouse and the Hybrid Power Station. We'll discover local cheeses, visit a beef farm and dine on culinary delights created by renown local chefs.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
8
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Norfolk Island beckons with its charming mix of history, culture, welcoming hospitality and relaxing atmosphere. With 7 nights at the Paradise Hotel and daily activities including a 4WD island tour, convict settlement tour, glass bottom boat cruise and bushwalk breakfast, there is plenty to keep you busy during the day. At night join a progressive dinner, enjoy 'Wonderland by Night' and even dress as a convict for a dinner and show.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
19
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EARLY BIRD DEAL - Save $400 per Couple or $200 Sole for November 2021 date. Book by 30 June 2021. Terms and Conditions apply.

This really is a 100% New Zealand experience as we unearth both the north and south islands of 'the land of the long white cloud'. An in-depth tour showcasing Maori culture and heritage, undoubtedly some of the world's most stunning scenery and good kiwi hospitality. Enjoy two breathtaking rail journeys and an overnight cruise on awe-inspiring Milford Sound as we discover all there is to know about our neighbours across 'the ditch'.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
9
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EARLY BIRD DEAL - Save $400 per couple or $200 single. Book by 30 June 2021

Enjoy a luxurious Christmas getaway to the cool Southern Highlands as you travel in Diamond Class aboard beautiful 'Diamond-Tina'! Unrivalled in style and class this tour takes in South West Rocks, the Hunter Valley, 3 nights in old-world grand country-house charm at Peppers Manor House in Sutton Forest, and a 5 star finish in Sydney's Circular Quay. With a Gala Christmas Day lunch and Boxing Day cruise on Sydney Harbour, this will be a very Merry Christmas indeed!

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
8
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Get back to nature and discover some iconic Queensland destinations. Take a guided nature walk discovering the flora and fauna of beautiful Carnarvon Gorge. Stay in Yeppoon and cruise the Great Barrier Reef and Keppel Islands. Enjoy bird watching tours and eco reef walks on a coral cay whilst staying on secluded Heron Island. Then venture out on a full Paradise tour to Bustard Head on the iconic LARC whilst staying in Seventeen Seventy.

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
7
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Fly into Cairns and indulge in 2 nights in Reef Suites on pristine Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Included activities to take at your leisure include snorkelling, guided walks, glass bottom boat, kayaking and more. Back on the mainland there’s 3 more nights in 5 star luxuries at the Shangri-La in Cairns. Visit Mossman Gorge for a Dreamtime cultural walk, ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway, and visit beautiful Port Douglas.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
13
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Walk in the footsteps of outback legends as we take the road less travelled to the far reaches of Queensland. Discover Stockmen in Longreach, dinosaurs in Winton, the Min Min lights in Boulia, the epic sights of the Channel Country and Birdsville’s astounding Big Red. Top it all off with an up-close encounter with our endangered bilby in Charleville and a dip in the Great Artesian Spa at Mitchell.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
11
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See the icons of the Apple Isle on this in-depth tour of Tasmania. Fly into Launceston and travel the east coast staying in St Helens and Freycinet en-route to Hobart for 4 nights to explore Port Arthur and the Huon Valley. On through New Norfolk and Queenstown to Strahan for an epic Gordon River Cruise, then discover Cradle Mountain before arriving at Smithton to unearth heritage of the Van Diemen's Land Company.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
14
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Take an epic road trip like no other along Western Australia’s stunning and diverse coastline. From Broome’s iconic Cable Beach, through the mining hubs of Port Hedland and Karratha to eco cruises on pristine Ningaloo Reef and Monkey Mia. From Kalbarri National Park to the mysterious Pinnacles and onto Perth and intriguing Rottnest Island. WA is filled with adventure, come and see...

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Physical rating:
1 - Easy
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Tour duration:
8
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EARLY BIRD DEAL – Save $200 per couple or $100 Sole for November 2021 date. Booked by 30 June 2021. Terms and conditions apply.

The National Cherry Festival is on the first weekend of December, traditionally at the height of the cherry picking season. This iconic regional produce event showcases the famous Cherry which has been part of the landscape around Young for over 150 years.  Travel in style on our  `Diamond Class’  OR 'Gold Class' coaches, discover the town and its harvest, delicious fruit, wine, food and festival! Will the longest Pip Spit record be broken again this year? Who will be the 2021 Cherry Pie Eating Champion? Come with Fun Over Fifty and visit this lovely rural community and have FUN!  Following the festival we make our way to the Hunter Valley for the famous Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular!

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Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
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Tour duration:
6
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Tamworth is the country music capital of Australia, with this unique style of music being the main focus of the town year round. Here, the information centre is guitar-shaped, the town’s entrance is marked by a 36ft guitar and country music stars are represented in a waxwork hall of fame. Get geared up for a country escape and enjoy the toe-tappin’, boot-scootin’ and two-steppin’ hype in January, when Tamworth plays host to one of the biggest and best country music festivals in the world.

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Physical rating:
3 - Active/Moderate
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Tour duration:
9
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Take an outback adventure through Roma, Barcaldine, Longreach, Winton, and Carnarvon Gorge. Experience outback hospitality, heritage, culture and more as we unearth dinosaurs, bushrangers, legends of the land, modern industries, artistic trails, and fabulous outback Aussie tucker.

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Luxury and style

At Fun Over Fifty, you get a luxury experience from start to finish. All transport, accommodation, and food must meet our high standards.

Industry leaders

At Fun Over 50, we are proud to be industry leaders with two decades' experience creating unforgettable tours for our guests.

Tours for any fitness level

Each of ours tours has fitness rating so our guests know if it's right for them. Everyone on the tour wants the same level of activity.

All inclusive tours

You don't have to worry about a thing on our tours because all transport, all activities and most meals are included.

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