Running out of time? Get your hands on some amazing last-minute Christmas gifts with the Gift of Travel.
We get it, Christmas can be hectic.
Among running around trying to get family lunch sorted, getting all your work done before you hit holiday mode and pushing your way through the crowds at the shops, it’s easy to run out of time to get your hands on that perfect present.
That’s where we step in.
We’ve got you covered with last-minute vouchers to the best WA experiences, food and drink, stays and more to be gifted this Christmas.
For The Adrenaline Seeker
Give the adrenaline seeker in your life something that will really get their heart racing with some unforgettable WA experiences.
Not for the faint of heart, buying a gift certificate for the Matagarup Zip + Climb gives them a chance to weave their way through the iconic bridge to reach an open-air viewing platform above the Swan River, or feel the rush as they take on Perth’s longest zipline which is opening soon. They have a range of gifting options, from twilight and day climbs to the rush of a lifetime with the 400 metre long zipline.
Nothing says ‘you’re special’ more than one of HeliSpirit’s extraordinary flight experiences. Treat your loved ones to a scenic helicopter journey over Esperance, or turn it up a notch with a scenic Heli Rum Tour to the Hoochery Distillery in Kununurra, a Lake Argyle picnic and swim at Secret Springs or a scenic flight over Lake Hillier’s cotton candy pink lake with rum distilled from locally grown crops. They have some totally awesome pre-planned experiences you can choose from, including flights over Lake Argyle in Kununurra with a stop off at a secret springs waterhole spot for a dip, scenic flights over the Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park, or in Esperance, experience all the magic of the iconic pink lake on a flight over Lake Hillier.
For The Family
Give a gift the whole family can enjoy with all-age experiences that will really up the fun factor and make for a day to remember.
Get something super unique with Segway Tours WA. From 9 years old and above, the family will love the gift of a day on Segways through Perth, Fremantle or Rottnest Island.
You can choose between a 60 minute or 90-minute voucher that can be used on any of the three locations.
What better way to have some amazing family fun than jumping on E-Bikes and riding through the scenic Perth Hills with Mountain Bike Tours. Suitable for ages 16+, they will love this Perth adventure as a way to get out and about and enjoy some quality fam time. It’s completely unique with their use of giant, dual suspension E-Bikes that make riding through the bushy terrain a breeze. There are a few options for tours, including some pub themed ones the adults will absolutely love.
Ahoy! Let them live out the ultimate sailor experience and hop aboard Pirate Ship Mandurah. They’ll cruise through Mandurah’s canals as they get a chance to steer the pirate wheel, ring the bell or shoot the water canons- plus plenty of pirate photo ops along the way. Make sure they’re prepared to go all out and come dressed as their favourite pirate to really dive into the whole experience and live out all of their pirate adventure dreams. Kids will have the time of their lives, and the adults will be bringing out their inner child as they play pretend for the day.
For The Pearl Lovers
For those who love a bit of luxury, dazzle them with a historically rich and hands-on experience with Willie Creek Pearls. They can discover the history of pearling in Broome, take a pearling master class and witness a live pearl harvest with the chance to keep their very own pearl. There is a heap of tours to choose from in Broome and Perth, including the multi-award-winning Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tour and historical Pearl Luggers Tour in Broome, or the Live Pearl Harvest and Pearl Masterclass at the Willie Creek Pearls showroom at Perth’s Elizabeth Quay. Literally, there’s an option for just about anyone.
For The Foodies
Put a smile on their face with a fabulous dining experience they won’t forget, topped off with a relaxing stay-cay or luxury cruise.
Give the gift of an overnight stay and dining experience in Fremantle at Warders Hotel and Emily Taylor. It’s sitting pretty in the artsy heart of Freo as a small, boutique hotel with a mix of old historic touches and refined modern detail. Think thick limestone walls and original timber and stonework mixed with luxury finishes and hand-crafted furniture. Emily Taylor is an Asian-inspired kitchen and bar built into the large rear courtyard of the old cottages. The food is vibrant and engaging, lighting up all the senses with options like sticky pork, aromatic roast duck, crispy bao and more. Gift vouchers start from $50 up to $500 for a night they won’t forget.
Give the seafood lovers what they want- a one of a kind 4-hour Luxe Island Seafood Cruise around stunning Rottnest Island with Rottnest Cruises. They’ll get to catch their own lobster and indulge in a 7-course degustation lunch showcasing exquisite local cuisine from a private onboard chef. Picturesque ocean views will surround them as they sip on premium beverages and laze around in the water, filled to the brim with seafood goodness- it doesn’t get much better for a food lover.
For The Adventurer
You can’t just get a plain old gift for someone who loves adventure, they need something more! Knock their socks off with something unique and memorable they’ll be dying to try.
Looking for an experience that will absolutely blow their mind? Give them the gift of swimming with whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef. Let the Ocean Eco Adventures team guide them through the adventure of a lifetime on the Whale Shark Discovery tour. They’ll have the opportunity to snorkel alongside the gentle giants with qualified snorkel guides and take in the colourful wonders of abundant sea life throughout the day, with gourmet food on deck for when you get peckish. Vouchers start from $459 for one swimmer with group options available.
Get their sense of adventure going right in our own backyard with Perth Waterbike Co’s unique Swan River experience. They’ll get front row seats to gorgeous views as they pedal their way along the Swan River, taking in the city skyline on a performance Chillboat Waterbike – basically, a cross between a boat and a bike. Take it up another level with a Sunset Bike, Bubbles and Brews tour, giving them a dedicated drink holder to sip and pedal as the sun sets over the Perth skyline.
A wander out yonder in Western Australia is the most meaningful gift you can give this festive season. Discover more at gift.westernaustralia.com.
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