What’s new this winter

by Elisa Parry

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate! With loads of new experiences landing on RedBalloon each week, there are lots of great reasons to get out there and try something new. There are also plenty of cosy getaway options for those looking for a cheeky winter escape! Check out what’s new and noteworthy this month below.

Midweek Urban Airstream stay with mini-golf

Planning a trip to Melbourne? Get ready for the perfect quirky mid-week getaway. Relax in your Original Airstream, enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks and none holes of mini-golf at Holey Moley Golf Club.

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McLaren MP4-12C Supercar joy ride

Know someone who would love to experience a ride in one of the world’s fastest supercars? Gift them the chance to cruise from Newcastle to Merewether and back in a McLaren MP4-12C. It’s guaranteed to be the ride of their life!

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St Hugo and Riedel masterclass with four-course lunch

Looking for a way to celebrate a special occasion? Spend a day enjoying everything the historic St Huge Winery has to offer. Your experience will begin with a glass of champagne on arrival followed by a tour of the estate, a Riedel Masterclass, and lastly, a four-course degustation lunch with matched wines. It’s not a bad way to spend a day with someone special.

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Cape Tribulation Beach Horse Riding
Cape Tribulation beach horse riding

Imagine exploring the oldest rainforest in the world on horseback. This is an awesome gift idea for the explorer. Winter is the perfect time to head north to escape the cold weather, so why not tick off a bucket list item while you’re on your mini-break?

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Couples massage with sparkling wine

Shoulders sore from hunching to stay warm this winter? We feel you. Relax and unwind with your other half with an indulgent couples massage at the Twin Waters Spa.

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Snow Boarding in Mt Buller
Mt Buller Day Tour from Melbourne

Spend a day carving up the slopes of Mt Buller. Relax on the journey from Melbourne and enjoy six hours of snow time!

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Yarra Valley night tour with tastings and dinner

There’s more to the Yarra Valley than just good wine. On this tour, you’ll get to enjoy a cider and beer paddle at Napoleone Tap House as well as gin and vodka tastings at Alchemy Distillery. Wine lovers will still to experience some local drops at the Toolangi cellar door. Then, it’s time for an Italian feast at 400 Gradi Yarra Valley.

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Cheese board from Audrey Wilkinson winery
Guided wine flight with matching cheese – for two

Planning a winter weekend in the Hunter Valley? Spend a cosy day at Audrey Wilkinson winery and enjoy a  premium wine tasting session with the resident sommelier. You’ll also get to tuck into a very impressive cheese board.

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Gold Coast getaway with breakfast and bubbles

No one will blame you for chasing the sun north this winter. It’s the perfect time for a quick trip to Queensland. Warm up by the beach while you relax and recharge in Surfers Paradise.

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Modern Middle Eastern Banquet for four

Planning a catch up with friends who like their food? You’ll want to choose an outfit with an elastic waistband for this experience. Spend an afternoon enjoying a long lunch by the harbour feasting on pita, house-made dips, grilled king prawns and bannockburn chicken just to name a few standouts off this multi-course shared banquet.

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Epic girls’ weekend with breakfast and activities

There is so much to love about this epic girls’ weekend away in WA, but wine yoga (yes, it’s a thing) might be at the top of that list! If you’re planning a hen’s party, you might want to book this in asap or at least take inspo from some of the awesome activities.

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Romantic midweek escape with bubbles, brekkie and more

If your partner has a milestone birthday coming up this is the perfect way to spoil them silly. Organise a cheeky mid-week mini-break to the Mornington Peninsula. Celebrate the special occasion with sparkling wine and local artisan chocolates on arrival. Enjoy a gourmet brekkie in the morning followed by a late checkout at 12pm.

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