Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. It’s a time to spend quality time with friends and family, relax and truly enjoy each other’s company. It is such a special time of the year and I love spending the months leading up to Christmas choosing the perfect gifts for loved ones. I’ve found over the years that I prefer to gift experiences rather than physical gifts and that they are always so well received. Adrenaline is the ultimate Australian experience company, with over 2,500 experiences to choose from! They even have an Adrenaline Christmas gift section on their website. There’s something for everyone. Here are 10 of our top choices for experiences to gift to your loved ones this Christmas!
Jet boating is an experience that everyone will enjoy! There’s nothing like feeling the wind in your hair as you speed around some of Australia’s most scenic locations. It has to be one of the most exhilarating ways to sightsee. Our top picks are jet boating on Sydney Harbour, the Gold Coast or the Whitsundays!
Adrenaline offer quad bike experiences all over Australia, and these epic all-terrain vehicles will have your heart racing as you speed over some of Australia’s incredible landscapes. From the Stockton sand dunes to Melbourne’s Gippsland region and Sydney’s Glenworth Valley, there will definitely be a quad biking tour near you that will please the adventurer in your family!
Some of our favourite travel memories have been from above! A helicopter ride gives a birds eye view of incredible sights and I honestly don’t think there is a better gift than a helicopter ride! Adrenaline has helicopter rides all over our beautiful nation, however our top picks are Sydney Harbour, the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru. We’re hoping to visit the Great Barrier Reef next year and will 100% be booking a helicopter ride to experience this incredible destination from above.
There is a completely different world underwater and Australia is blessed with some of the world’s best coral reefs. These colourful formations have endless species of marine animals that call the reef home. Scuba diving will allow you to experience the wonder of the reef world first hand. All the equipment will be provided for on the tours and your scuba gift will be an experience that will allow the recipient to create memories of a lifetime.
Skydiving is on so many bucket lists and would therefore make an amazing Christmas present! Adrenaline have skydiving destinations all over Australia, both tandem and solo depending on experience! Skydiving is an experience that will never be forgotten and our top picks are Wollongong, Airlie Beach and Rottnest Island in WA!
Swimming with Dolphins
Adrenaline have dolphin swimming and dolphin cruise experiences which will allow you to see these majestic creatures up close and personal in their natural habitat! We live in beautiful Port Macquarie and are blessed to see these animals almost on a daily basis so I can guarantee one of these experiences would be loved by whoever receives this gift!
There’s no feeling quite like the freedom of speeding along the water on a jet ski! Water lovers will love the thrill of a jet ski experience. With options all over Australia, there will definitely be one close to where your gift recipient lives!
Hot Air Ballooning
Hot air ballooning will see your gift recipient up bright and early for a magical morning floating in the sky taking in the amazing views below them! Our top destination picks for hot air ballooning are Byron Bay, Melbourne and the Hunter Valley. I think it would be an incredible experience to watch Melbourne come to life from above!
V8 or Rally Driving
The perfect gift for the speed demon or car lover is a V8 or Rally driving experience! There are so many packages to choose from at all of the fast-track, racing circuit destinations around Australia. The recipient of this gift will love putting their pedal to the metal as they experience V8 driving at its best!
Diving with Sharks
Diving and swimming with sharks is an exhilarating experience for the ultimate thrill seekers out there! There are experiences on offer all around the country, including swimming with sharks at Melbourne & Sydney Aquariums and swimming with whale sharks in Ningaloo Reef. By far the experience we are most interested in is the whale sharks but there is something for everyone depending on the thrill level you’re seeking!
Adrenaline offer Australia’s best experiences with something for everyone! Their experiences are the perfect Christmas gifts for the active, adventurous and outdoor lovers out there!
This post was written in collaboration with Adrenaline.
All opinions are our own.