If you’re an Australian resident looking to gift something for that hard-to-buy-for person who already seems to have everything they want or could possibly need, then how about purchasing an enriching experience rather than that unimaginative pair of socks?!
Thanks to the many and varied experienced offered by RedBalloon, leaders in gifting experiences, help is at hand. The perfect present for anyone and any occasion, including Christmas! Here are just some ideas… for more, visit the RedBalloon website.
Shark diving at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne, Victoria $319 AUD per person
Experience a thrilling underwater guided scuba tour that will see you come face-to-face with one of the world’s most feared creatures of the deep. By taking the pluge at SEA LIFE Melbourne’s Oceanarium, not only will you have a close encounter with grey speartooth sharks but also giant stingrays and a whole host of exotic fish. This is one experience that can be enjoyed even by non-certified divers as your dive will be supported by fully qualified instructors who will ensure this is an exhilarating, never-to-be forgotten experience.
Overnight yacht stay with meals and fine wine, South Stradbroke Island, Queensland $3,390 AUD for 2 people for 1 night
What could be more magical than being whisked away to a fabulous island location for a night on Black Diamond, a multi-million dollar 60-foot luxury yacht? Not only that, but you’ll get to enjoy a picnic on the beach at sunset, followed by fine wine and a tapas-style dinner on the yacht’s sky lounge whilst watching the stars and moon glisten on the water. Wake up on the water the next morning and start the day off in style with a wonderful, hot cooked breakfast, before returning to your pick up location at Sanctuary Cove marina.
Adelaide Oval roof climb at twilight, Adelaide, South Australia $119 AUD per person
Climb the roof of one of the most picturesque sporting grounds in the world! On this unique experience, you will get to stroll along the purpose-built walkways at the stadium, putting any fears you may have of heights to the ultimate test. But don’t worry… you’ll be suited accordingly, strapped onto the structure and led by an experienced guide, allowing you to relax (a little!) and enjoy the incredible views of the coastline and the Adelaide Hills as the sun goes down.
Ningaloo sunset humpback whale cruise with canapés, Ningaloo Coast, Western Australia $75 AUD per person
If you’ve never seen a humpback whale up close, then this is the experience for you! Take a sunset cruise along the Exmouth Gulf to witness these majestic creatures in true style. Whilst you wait with baited breath to see the amazing spectacle of these playful animals breaching against a backdrop of the Canyons of the North West Cape, a glass of bubbles with tasty canapés and Exmouth Kailis prawns will be on hand to make this an extra special treat.
2-night country getaway with emu safari and nore, Coonabarabran, New South Wales $4,500 AUD for 2 people for 2 nights
Fancy something a little different? Go off-grid for a luxury farmstay in a magical yurt-style lodge in New South Wales. The experience includes Mercedes transfers, lunch at Hollydene Wines in the Hunter Valley, a private skywatching tour to the Siding Spring Observatory and Warrumbungle Mountains, a private emu safari and much more! This is an increible opportunity to escape the city for a while and enjoy a smattering of luxury and relaxation away from it all in the small country town of Coonabarabran.