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The top adventure-filled RedBalloon gifts to purchase for loved ones this Christmas 

From a three-hour yacht cruise to a helicopter ride over Sydney harbour and an overnight stay at the zoo: The top adventure-filled gifts to purchase for loved ones this Christmas

  • RedBalloon has a range of experiences Australians can take advantage of
  • If your friend or loved one isn’t the present type why not opt for an experience
  • In NSW you can go hot air ballooning or stay overnight at a zoo in Victoria
  • Try tandem skydiving in Queensland or a glamping setup on Rottnest Island 


Gifting website RedBalloon has handpicked its favourite Christmas experiences in every Australian state and territory to take advantage of in the weeks leading up to December 25.   

Whether you’re looking for a romantic present – like making your own wine at Penfolds in South Australia – or hoping to receive an adrenaline-fuelling scenic ride over Tasmania’s most popular national park, there are plentiful options in every region.

For those living in New South Wales there is no way of going past a hot air ballooning experience for two in the Hunter Valley followed by a delicious a la carte breakfast at a local winery.

To stay closer to Sydney’s CBD there is a 20-minute helicopter ride taking in the city’s eastern beaches and harbour (pictured)

Follow your helicopter ride with lunch at Luke Nguyen's Botanic House for $250 (pictured)

Follow your helicopter ride with lunch at Luke Nguyen’s Botanic House for $250 (pictured)

To stay closer to Sydney’s CBD there is a 20-minute helicopter ride taking in the city’s eastern beaches and harbour, which can be followed by lunch at Luke Nguyen’s Botanic House for $250.

In Victoria why not live life on the wild side and listen to lions roar at an overnight zoo experience, with dinner and breakfast included, or a sunset cruise on the Yarra River.

Take in the stunning reefs and ocean breaks from the sky in Caloundra, Queensland, with a tandem skydive from 14,000 feet or for an option with our under-the-sea residents, a dolphin cruise to the Tangalooma Wrecks.

In Victoria why not live life on the wild side and listen to lions roar at an overnight zoo experience, with dinner and breakfast included (pictured)

In Victoria why not live life on the wild side and listen to lions roar at an overnight zoo experience, with dinner and breakfast included (pictured)

Take in the stunning reefs and ocean breaks from the sky in Caloundra, Queensland, with a tandem skydive from 14,000 feet (pictured)

Take in the stunning reefs and ocean breaks from the sky in Caloundra, Queensland, with a tandem skydive from 14,000 feet (pictured)

One of Queensland’s best wineries is also selling a tour and tasting with an Italian lunch that could be enjoyed after either one of these high-flying experiences for $154 per two people. 

Feeling hungry? If you’re in Perth RedBalloon has a three-course steak and wine dinner at The Meat and Wine Co on its website or a glamping holiday for one night on Rottnest Island, surrounded by the cute (and plentiful) quokkas.

Naturally alcoholic beverages are the topic of conversation in the beautiful Barossa Valley with customers able to purchase a gin making experience followed by a three-course lunch at Durand Distillery. 

Penfolds offers a wine making experience for two on RedBalloon (pictured)

Penfolds offers a wine making experience for two on RedBalloon (pictured)

Buy a glamping holiday for one night on Rottnest Island, surrounded by the cute (and plentiful) quokkas (pictured)

Buy a glamping holiday for one night on Rottnest Island, surrounded by the cute (and plentiful) quokkas (pictured)

Or try Australian food royalty Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop with a sumptuous grazing board and bottle of wine for lunch. 

If you’re heading down to Tassie it would be sacrilege to miss out on the cheese and chocolate experience at Coal River Farm or the three-hour yacht cruise on the Derwent River – just make sure you bring a coat!

The ACT has a high tea room at Hotel Realm for two people to enjoy for just $100 or a luxurious overnight stay at the Little National Hotel.

Finally, say hello to Alice Springs from the sky with a hot air ballooning trip over the MacDonnell Ranges or a scenic helicopter flight over Uluru.

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