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December 19, 2019

Fun Over Fifty brings festive cheer to the Granite Belt

Ballandean Estate is welcoming busloads of visitors through its cellar door today, thanks to award-winning tour operator Fun Over Fifty.  Over 75 guests are expected to inject thousands of dollars into the Granite Belt by buying from the bush this Christmas.

Ballandean Estate has a long-standing association with Fun Over Fifty, a friendship that spans over 15 years through its patronage of the Opera in the Vineyard concert series.

Tourism trailblazer’s love affair with the Granite Belt

We are thrilled to have the support of Fun Over Fifty.  CEO Toni Brennan is a sustainable tourism trailblazer, and has been bringing tours out to the Granite Belt for years.

It’s great to see tourism operators standing behind the Granite Belt; we have so much to offer over the Christmas holidays! Summer days on the Granite Belt look like vineyard picnics, new vintage releases, hikes, craft beer, summer produce on lunch menus …  plenty of inspiration for a little Granite Belt getaway!”

Fourth-generation vigneron Leanne Puglisi-Gangemi

Fun Over Fifty invited village residents from Halcyon Waters at Hope Island, Golden Crest Manors at Nerang and Elements at Springwood to travel to the Granite Belt to spread some Christmas cheer and buy from the bush.

We have three coaches of enthusiastic shoppers coming through the cellar door. They are visiting Jamworks Gourmet Foods and Ballandean Estate Wines and before taking to the shops in town to fill their Christmas stockings.

Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi

Our People, Our Planet

Amongst other initiatives, Fun Over Fifty’s award-winning Our People, Our Planet Program encourages their guests to contribute to its Green Bank, which distributes funds to conservation groups, community projects and restoration works. Fun Over Fifty’s Green Bank has contributed $5000 to the charity Granite Belt Water Relief and is escorting a 10-tanker water convoy delivering 200,000L of drinking water to the town on Tuesday 17 December 2019.

Whether we’re touring Australia or overseas, our ethos is that everywhere Fun Over Fifty travels, we tread lightly and strive to support the regions we visit. It is vital that we all do our bit to help those in regional areas who are doing it tough at the moment.

Fun over Fifty CEO Ms Brennan

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