Gift ideas for animal lovers

by Elisa Parry

We all know someone with a soft spot for our furry friends. So why not gift them the opportunity to get closer to their favourite animal than ever before. You might have a little trouble trying to gift wrap a Koala… A RedBalloon envelope with a behind the scenes animal encounter experience inside is probably a better way to go. Here are some ideas to spoil the animal lover in your life.

Koala encounter and breakfast at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo

There’s nothing better than a cuddle from a Koala! Enjoy a hot brekkie while learning fun facts about one of Australia’s cutest marsupials. You’ll go home with a happy snap of yourself and your new furry friend.

>> Book a koala encounter and breakfast at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.

Swim with dolphins

Nothing beats the thrill of swimming with these playful and curious creatures in the wild! We have a range of swimming with dolphin tours all across Australia. This truly is an incredible experience and makes for a wonderful day out on the water. 

>> Gift a dolphin experience.  

Roar ‘n’ Snore sleepover at Melbourne Zoo

Ever wondered what happens at the zoo after dark? Now is your chance to find out! Spend the night at Melbourne Zoo and head behind the scenes to explore everything the zoo has to offer. You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner, supper and breakfast in the historic Elephant Exhibit! 

>> Book a Roar 'n' Snore experience.

Horse riding

Perhaps you'd like to spoil someone special with a romantic horse ride along the beach at sunset. Or maybe you'll take a tour through stunning bushland before enjoying a picnic lunch. We have a range of options at RedBalloon including trail rides and horse riding experiences for beginners and advanced riders alike.

>> Gift a horse riding experience here. 

Shark encounter

Know someone who is fascinated by sharks? Perhaps they are brave enough to cage dive with a Great White? Or maybe they'd prefer to get up close and personal with a friendly shark in an aquarium environment. Whatever level of WOW-factor they are looking for, we have the perfect experience waiting for them.

>> Gift a shark encounter. 

Whale watching

There’s nothing quite like watching a whale breach out of the water as they cruise past the coast. Don’t miss the chance to see these gentle giants in action on their annual migration. 

>> Gift someone a whale watching experience. 

Big cat interactive experience at Adelaide Zoo

Know someone who’s brave enough to hand feed Sumatran tigers and African lions? You’ll never get closer than this to some of the world’s biggest predators and you'll also learn plenty about the conservation of these majestic animals. 

>> Book a big cat experience at Adelaide Zoo. 

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