New to RedBalloon in November

by Brittany Wheeler

The team has been busy sourcing awesome new experiences this month – and in just in time for Christmas! Whether you’re looking for wow-worthy Christmas gifts for your loved ones or cool new things to do over the Summer break, we’ve got you covered. From an underwater hotel stay in the Great Barrier Reef to a fine dining pasta degustation on Woolloomooloo Wharf, there’s options to suit all ages and interests.

V8 mustang race car driving experience
QLD: Porsche Drive and Helicopter Lesson Combo

Give them a taste of the high life with this luxurious fly and drive package. They’ll get behind the wheel of a Porsche 977 and cruise around the streets of the Gold Coast before taking to the skies for a helicopter flight lesson.

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Hepburn springs cottage accommodation
VIC: 2 Night Hepburn Stay with Breakfast and Wine

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and retreat to the peaceful town of Daylesford for a two night mini-break. Spend the days exploring the many bush walks and tracks nearby and revel in the peace and quiet of your surroundings.

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Otto Ristorante Sydney
NSW: Otto Ristorante Five Course Pasta Degustation

Bring your appetite and prepare ready to loosen your belt buckle as you enjoy a five course pasta degustation at Otto Ristorante. Superbly located on Woolloomooloo Wharf, sit down and savour exquisite carby dishes including spaghetti with blue swimmer crab meat and saffron linguini with Moreton Bay bugs.

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Private Yarra River dinner cruise
VIC: 90 Minute Private Yarra River Dinner Cruise

Surprise your significant other with a fairytale evening on the Yarra River. On your own private vessel, enjoy a romantic 90 minute cruise as you delight your taste buds in a three course dinner.

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Burrata cheese
NSW: Cheese Making Class with Bottomless Bubbles

Burrata, bocconcini and bottomless bubbles – need we say more?! Pop on an apron and roll up your sleeves as you stretch and fold your way into making pillows of glossy cheese. Leave with 1kg of fresh produce and the confidence to recreate the recipes at home.

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Glamping in Gippsland
VIC: Midweek Gippsland Glamping with Private Bath

Forget the hassles of camping and enjoy the luxuries of glamping during this overnight getaway in Gippsland. With a lucky loved one, spend your days exploring the region or simply sink into the private tub, read a book and feel your worries slip away.

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Macrame wall hanging workshop
QLD: Create and Sip Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop

Reignite your creative side during this fun and hands-on macrame workshop. All of the crafty materials are provided, just bring along some nibbles and your favourite bottle of wine!

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Underwater hotel Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
QLD: 1 Night Great Barrier Reef Underwater Stay with Meals

Splash your cash with an overnight stay at the Great Barrier Reef’s first underwater hotel. Sleep amongst the magical sea life and enjoy an all-inclusive package with return transfers, meals, beverages and snorkel equipment.

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Golf Range Melbourne
VIC: Midweek Golf Round of 18 Holes with Drink

Grab a mate and enjoy a fun day out on the green as you take on an 18-hole course at Melbourne’s premier golf course. Cart hire and an icy cold beverage is included.

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Field of Light tour, Northern Territory
NT: Uluru Sunrise and Field of Light Tour

Prepare to be mesmerised by Bruce Munro’s acclaimed Field of Lights installation. After soaking in the beauty before first light, you will be taken to a quiet vantage point to watch the sun rise over Uluru. A bucket list experience not to be missed!

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Gin tasting
QLD: Private Gin Tasting with Five Course Banquet Dinner

Gin lovers rejoice! Enjoy a night of all things gin as your expert host guides you through a private tasting session. A five course Middle Eastern-inspired shared dinner follows, where you can chat about all of your learnings of the craft.

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V8 mustang race car driving experience
SA: V8 Mustang Drive Experience – 5 Laps

Take the wheel of a V8 mustang and get ready for the drive of your life! With guidance from your in-car coach, put the pedal to the metal as you whizz around the track for five thrilling laps.

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Sydney harbour opera La Traviata
NSW: Opera on Sydney Harbour – La Traviata

An unforgettable night at the opera awaits. Overlooking the iconic Sydney Harbour, take your seat to watch the spectacular La Traviata, a performance inspired by the legendary Moulin Rouge.

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Banks Road Vineyard Bellarine Peninsula
VIC: Banks Road Vineyard Wine Tasting with Cheese Platter

Spoil the wine enthusiast in your life with a personalised experience at Banks Road Vineyard. Situated in the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, they’ll enjoy an intimate guided tasting followed by a cheese and charcuterie platter in the onsite cafe.

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Doughnut making class Bistro Morgan
VIC: Doughnut Decorating Class at Bistro Morgan

Unleash your creativity and indulge your sweet tooth during this decadent doughnut making class. Under the guidance of young gun-baker Morgan Hipworth or one of his expert staff, let your imagination run wild as you bedazzle six donuts in the flavours and toppings of your choice.

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