If you’re struggling to find the perfect item or quirky object to buy your loved one this Christmas, perhaps it’s time to consider that the best gift you can give someone this year is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
According to a national survey from RedBalloon, Australia’s leading experience marketplace, 83 per cent of Aussies believe the best Christmas gifts are the ones that allow them to create memories that last a lifetime.
With over three-quarters of Aussies agreeing that the most special gifts are the ones they can experience together, RedBalloon has curated a list of the best experiences in their Christmas gift guide to help you give more memories and less stuff this festive season. The company is also offering a 30 per cent off Christmas sale on select experiences across the site to help make this festive season one to remember!
Hot Air Balloon Over The Hunter Valley (NSW) - $678 for two people
Experience the bliss and exhilaration of a magical sunrise hot air balloon flight over the Hunter Valley, followed by an a la carte breakfast with sparkling wine for two.
This stunning balloon ride over valleys, rivers and mountains ablaze with colour is the perfect way to spend a relaxing morning and is an excellent gift to give a special someone this Christmas.
Sunset Catamaran Sailing Cruise with Sparkling Wine (WA) - $238 for two people
Experience an enchanting west coast sunset over the Indian ocean as you enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, savour delicious nibbles, and keep an eye out for pods of dolphins playing in the water.
This two-hour cruise on a luxury 12.5m catamaran is an absolute must-do to watch Fremantle, the port and harbour come alive with a kaleidoscope of colour as you sail off into the sunset.
Moreton Bay Cruise with Dolphin Feeding and Quad Bike Tour (QLD) - $209 each
If you’re shopping for a thrill-seeker, you might want to buy them an ATV quad bike tour along the beach and through bushland on the beautiful Moreton Island.
They’ll enjoy a scenic boat transfer across the Bay from Brisbane to start the day, and as dusk falls they’ll join a local ranger to feed affectionate wild dolphins.
Barossa Valley Wine Tour with Lunch and Helicopter Flight (SA) - $285 each
What better way to spend a day in South Australia's award-winning wine region than with a wine tour, lunch and magnificent helicopter flight.
The trip includes a scenic drive from the Adelaide Hills to the Barossa, followed by a ten-minute helicopter ride over the region, tastings at two cellar doors and a regional produce lunch.
Cavallo Ferrari Supercar Drive (NSW) - $380 each
The perfect gift for any car enthusiast, this experience gives them the chance to drive a Ferrari Modena 360 on the Sydney Motorsports Park racetrack.
They'll get to sit in the driver’s seat and take the luxury supercar, which is undoubtedly one of the greatest performance cars of all time, for a spin on four blistering laps.
If you’re still not sure what you want to gift your loved one for Christmas, you can always purchase a RedBalloon gift voucher for any amount and see what takes their fancy!
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