Gift Guide

Christmas experiences to gift couples

Christmas is a special time of the year and there is often a lot of pressure associated with gift giving but an experience gift voucher is a quick and easy way to spoil a dynamic duo or your parents to an unforgettable day out.

There is no racing around shopping centres fighting for car park spots, aimless wandering or time wasted in long queues waiting to pay or gift wrapping involved. An Experience Oz gift voucher saves you precious time and demonstrates to your friends, colleagues or parents that you really do care and pay attention to their personal interests or hobbies.

We’ve got plenty of extraordinary experiences that will make the perfect gift this Christmas. Here is just a sneak peek of some of our 3,000 strong range of experiences all available to purchase as a gift voucher and they come with a 3 year validity so your favourite couple can book in the experience when they are ready.

Dinner shows

If they have small children then it’s likely that they don’t get out of the house much to enjoy some quality time together. There are a variety of evening shows, dinner cruises and stand up comedy clubs available to gift in locations all over Australia. Choose from Draculas and the Australian Outback Spectacular on the Gold Coast to Comic Lounge Tickets or a long lunch or dinner minus the kids on a Sydney Harbour Cruise. There's just one catch - you may need to offer your babysitting services along with this gift.

Hot air balloon rides

One of the most romantic experiences on offer for couples without a doubt is a hot air balloon ride with a Champagne breakfast. Maybe you are wanting to thank your parents for all that childminding they have been doing or perhaps redeem yourself for those naughty teenage years. Either way, a hot air balloon ride is a ‘once in your lifetime’ experience. In fact, you may even want to book yourself a couple of tickets so you can share the joy together and watch their faces light up during the scenic flight.

Hot air balloon flights are available across every state in Australia so your friends, parents or grandparents won’t need to travel to far to enjoy this extraordinary experience.

Winery experience

Mashed grapes, cheese and charcuterie boards. Does that sound like a gift that your coupled friends or relatives would love? A little taste of Tuscany is available at wineries right here in Australia. If they missed out on their overseas holiday this year, perhaps a visit to the Barossa Valley will delight their gourmet tastebuds. Who knew there were so many award-winning wineries right here in Australia? Penfolds, Jacobs Creek, Audrey Wilkinson Wines, Josef Chromy Wines… we don’t mean to name drop but there are a huge range of cellar doors open to the public and summer is a wonderful time to visit many of them.

Thrilling experience

Are your friends or parents a little bit wild? A heart racing experience may fill most of us with dread but if your loved ones live life in the fast lane then an extreme adrenaline experience is the perfect gift.

Appease their appetite for fun on a hot lap in a V8 race car, a bungy jump in North Queensland, a skydive out of a perfectly good plane or a high-speed jet boat ride on the Gold Coast waterways or Sydney Harbour. The thrills don’t stop there though, with shark dive encounters, white water rafting, jet ski tours and kayaking adventures around every corner of Australia.

Outdoor adventures

Many families hit the road at Christmas time for road trips and camping adventures. If you know they are going to be travelling this summer to a secluded part of Australia or a coastal getaway then why not gift them an outdoor experience to enjoy while they are on holidays.

The Blue Mountains offer an adventurous canyoning tour while coastal hotspots like Byron Bay and the Gold Coast offer snorkelling, diving, surfing and kayaking tours on the water.

If they’ve expressed an interest in rock climbing or abseiling then the Kangaroo Point Cliffs in Brisbane or Adelaide offer the chance to learn to climb natural cliff faces. Treetop walks and climbs are also popular choice offering a quiet retreat from the busy cities with beautiful outlooks over spectacular rainforests and mountain ranges.

Day tours to the Great Barrier Reef & The Whitsundays

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s greatest natural wonders and it’s right here on our doorstep. Cairns and The Whitsundays are a popular choice for a tropical getaway and there are plenty of Great Barrier Reef cruises available to suit every traveller and budget.

A popular pick in The Whitsundays is Ocean Rafting while Green Island tours and Fitzroy Island day tours from Cairns offer a chance for your relatives to go off-grid and explore a beautiful part of Australia.

There are so many experiences to light up the lives of your loves ones this Christmas. If you are feeling overwhelmed with choice, then don’t worry because you can always let your gift recipients choose what they would like to do.

If you can't decide on one experience then we also have Experience Oz gift vouchers are available in $50 to $500 value amounts. Sometimes the best gifts don’t come wrapped. Simply click away from the comfort of your home to give an unforgettable gift to your loved ones this Christmas.

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