Whether you’re on the hunt for last-minute Christmas gifts or are looking for epic things to do over the summer break, RedBalloon has been busy sourcing awesome new experiences that fulfil all of your needs and dreams. From lessons at Australia’s first artificial surf park to exhilarating doors-off helicopter flights, here are some of our favourite new arrivals.
Learn to surf in a safe, controlled environment at Australia’s first surf park, URBNSURF, located just outside of Melbourne CBD. An expert coach will teach you how to ride gentle, rolling waves and give you the confidence to hit the real surf.
The ultimate gift for the Home and Away fan in your life, treat them to an official guided tour of Summer Bay in Sydney’s Palm Beach. After visiting many of the recognisable landmarks like the Pier Diner, they’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the cast (own expense).
Are you looking for some much-needed R&R over the summer break? Look no further than this glamping and bathe package in the Mornington Peninsula. Spend a night in a luxuriously appointed bell tent overlooking lakes and wetlands before enjoying priority access to the Peninsula Hot Springs’ Bath House the following day.
Explore the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective during this guided kayak tour. Paddle alongside vibrant coral reefs as the sun rises, stopping at a popular turtle location and Double Island where you’re free to swim, snorkel or relax.
Take the ultimate leap of faith as you tumble through the sky from 14,000ft! This freefall is shortly followed by a relaxing parachute ride back down to earth – and the best part is, you’ll leave with it all on film.
Treat the foodie in your life to a paddock to plate cooking class in the beautiful Byron Bay Hinterland. After foraging and harvesting produce from the organic veggie garden, you’ll learn to cook a heavenly Spanish feast that’s served with Australian biodynamic wines.
Feel the breeze flow freely through your hair as you soak in the sights of Melbourne during an exciting doors-off helicopter flight. With nothing obstructing your view, it’s one of the best ways to explore the city and coast.
Get in the festive spirit during this hands-on wreath workshop. Experience a cathartic release as you design and craft your own unique piece of art using a selection of seasonal flowers. Afterwards, celebrate your hard work with your choice of pizza or pasta, complemented with a glass of wine.
Tick Bruny Island off your bucket list with this spectacular cruise from Hobart. You will be met with freshly shucked oysters and a glass of bubbles on arrival before heading to Dennes Point for an exquisite long lunch. Spend the afternoon exploring the wonders of the island before making the scenic return journey.
Dumplings, spring rolls and custard buns – need we say more? Led by a master chef, you’ll team up to cook a tantalising array of dim sum dishes. The venue is BYO, so make sure to bring along a bottle of your favourite tipple!