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Top 10 Canberra Experience Gifts

Heather Lansdowne 19 December 2014


Instead of buying material presents, why not give the gift of an unforgettable experience this Christmas? There are so many great experiences Canberra has to offer, and the memories will last a lifetime for the lucky recipient. Here are my top ten ideas for experience gifts this Christmas:

1. Meet a Cheetah – $175

Animal lovers will relish the chance to get up and close with a cheetah at the National Zoo and Aquarium! Tickets are available through the Zoo’s website.

2. Sky Dive – $349

Give the gift of adrenaline to your favourite daredevil friend or relative with a Sky Diving voucher, allowing them to take in the majesty of Parliament House and the Australian War Memorial before landing on the lawn of the Royal Australian Mint.

3. Hot air balloon ride – From $290

Nothing says adventure and romance like an early morning balloon ride! This gift is sure to impress any lucky recipient, just make sure they’re not afraid of heights!

4. Segway tour – From $25

A fun and quirky present for the young and young at heart, Segway tours are an unexpected and affordable gift that will take your recipient all around the beautiful foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, allowing them to take in numerous landmarks and iconic buildings along the way.

5. Dendy premium vouchers – From $18

Movie buffs will love the chance to watch a new release in style and luxury. In my experience, a Dendy Premium gift voucher is always well-recieved!

6. Jet flight simulator experience – From $199

For thrill seekers or aviation buffs, what better gift than a Jet Flight Simulator Experience? Learn the plane’s controls, take off and get a truly realistic flying experience.

7. Day spa vouchers – Treatments from $30

The perfect present is something indulgent that you wouldn’t neccesarily buy for yourself. And who doesn’t love to be pampered with a massage or beauty treatment? Have a look at the Canberra Day Spa website for ideas and packages.

8. Sporting team memberships – Packages from $55

Sports fans will love the opportunity to see their favourite team play at every home game. Annual memberships and multiple game packages are available for a range of local teams including the Brumbies, Raiders, Canberra Cavalry or Canberra Capitals.

9. Cultural memberships – From $30

For the distinguished gift recipient, nothing says class and culture like a membership to one of our city’s wonderful cultural institutions like the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, Questacon, the War Memorial or the National Museum of Australia.

10. Theatre and concert tickets – From around $15

Culture vultures will love a thoughtful gift of a well-chosen theatre or concert ticket. Take a look at the Canberra Theatre or Ticketek websites for ideas.

Have you tried any of these Canberra experiences? Are there any others you would recommend?

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