At RedBalloon, we’re all about creating lifelong memories with your loved ones as well as carving out quality time for yourself. One of the best things you can do is to recharge, reconnect with yourself, think and reflect, and there’s no better way to do this than with a solo adventure. If you’re feeling a little daunted or are in need of some inspiration, check out these 12 experiences that everyone should do alone at least once in their life.
Live out your childhood dreams of becoming a pilot with this trial introductory flight. In a Cessna 152, seated next to a professional instructor, you’ll taxi the aircraft out onto the runway, pilot it during take off and fly! It’s both a fun and rewarding experience.
Both indulgent and educational, learn the secrets of fine French cuisine during a hands-on cooking class. Led by renowned chef Raymond Blanc, you’ll create exquisite dishes such as twice baked cheese soufflé, asparagus vinaigrette, salmon tartar and creme brûlée. Leave with new culinary skills and the confidence to nail your next dinner party.
Experience the freedom of flight with this tandem paragliding experience over North East Victoria. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the alpine high country as you soar freely like a bird for 30 minutes.
Get back to nature with this 2 hour guided horse ride through lush green valleys and ancient rainforest. You’ll be matched up with a horse according to your experience and discover an abundance of local wildlife along the way. Expect to feel grounded and refreshed.
Get behind the wheel of a 530 horsepower Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera for 60 heart-pumping minutes. There’s really no better way to explore Newcastle’s breathtaking coastline and tick off a bucket list experience at the same time.
Brush up on your golf skills with a 60 minute lesson led by a PGA teaching professional before experiencing 18 of the Gold Coast’s most inviting holes of championship golf. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enjoy ‘me time’.
Explore the wonders of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park on this immersive full day hike. Departing from and returning to Sydney, soak in the beauty of the native bushland, rock formations and waterfalls as you zen out to the sights and sounds of nature.
Satisfy your need for speed at Queensland Raceway. After suiting up in racing attire, you’ll hop in the driver’s seat of a Ford or Holden V8 race and tear around the track for 6 blistering laps. Your personal in-car coach will share tips and tricks to help you improve your lap times.
Push yourself outside of your comfort zone and face your fears with a tandem skydive over Wollongong. Experience the sheer exhilaration of freefall from 15,000ft before revelling in panoramic views over some of Australia’s most picturesque coastline.
Treat yourself to 90 minutes of pure bliss in the comfort of your own home. An experienced therapist will arrive with all of the necessary equipment and perform a heavenly back and shoulder massage followed by an organic facial.
Uncover the sights and delights of the McLaren Vale by bike. This full day tour will have you exploring the hills and pedalling through gorgeous vineyards, stopping at a number of local wineries for tastings and lunch. Vehicle support is included and any wines purchased can be picked up for you by the driver. This experience is perfect for nature and wine lovers alike.
Take the plunge inside SEA LIFE Melbourne’s Oceanarium and come face-to-face with grey speartooth sharks, giant stingrays and an abundance of exotic fish. This once in a lifetime dive is suitable for both certified and non-certified divers, with a scuba skills session and afternoon theory class included.