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Gifts for the Adventurous Mum: One-of-a-Kind Mother’s Day Experiences

Choosing Mother’s Day gifts that genuinely reflect your mum’s passion for excitement can be challenging, especially when you want to create lasting memories. This is why we curated a list of experience gifts that offers a diverse selection of thrilling activities and exhilarating escapades exclusively tailored to adventurous mums in Australia.

From the high-octane thrills to the serenity of flying over picturesque landscapes, you will surely find the perfect present that caters to her venturesome spirit. So, dive into our diverse selection of gift experiences that Australia has to offer and make this Mother’s Day truly memorable for your fearless mum.

 

Exotic Supercar Drive Experiences

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Fastrack Supercar drive experiences present an extraordinary Mother’s Day gift for the mum who appreciates the beauty, engineering, and thrill of iconic and classic European supercars. Set on a renowned circuit, this experience goes beyond racing, allowing your mum to fully appreciate the finest design and performance of a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Lotus.

Each supercar provides an unparalleled driving experience, capturing your mum’s heart with its sleek lines, captivating aesthetics and powerful sound. No matter her preferences, this once-in-a-lifetime experience will create lasting memories for your adventurous mum.

Choose between gifting her the chance to drive one of these three iconic models or spoiling her with the ultimate thrill of getting behind the wheel of them all!

Price range: $320-$980

Locations available: Sydney

Bookings:  Fastrack Experiences – Supercar Drive Experiences

 

Swimming with The Whale Sharks

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Gift your adventurous mum the rare opportunity to join the ranks of the 1 in 3 million people who will swim with a whale shark in their lifetime, making this Mother’s Day one she will never forget.

Ningaloo Reef, stretching over 300km along Western Australia’s coastline, is one of the few places in the world where these gentle giants congregate each year, providing an incredible setting for this breathtaking experience.

Tours depart from Coral Bay and Exmouth for a full day of adventure. The day begins with hotel pick-up around 7:00 am and includes snorkelling on both the inner and outer Ningaloo Reef. Participants can admire vibrant coral, diverse fish species and possibly spot turtles. As guests explore the inner reef, spotter planes locate the whale sharks.

Once the whale sharks are spotted, groups of up to 10 swimmers, guided by a dive master, enter the water to swim alongside these magnificent creatures safely. The experience is repeated several times to ensure an unforgettable encounter for all guests. Following a late lunch, participants can enjoy more snorkelling on the inner reef before returning to shore and being transferred back to their accommodation.

Price range: $460-$475

Locations available: Coral Bay and Exmouth

Booking/enquiries: Australia’s Coral Coast

 

Three Capes Track Walk

For the mum who loves immersing herself in nature, the Three Capes Track Walk will prove unforgettable. Starting at the World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site, this world-class hiking experience combines breathtaking natural beauty with well-maintained trail systems.

This spectacular 48-kilometre hiking trail offers a breathtaking journey through some of Tasmania’s most stunning coastal landscapes. The route typically takes around four days and three nights to complete, allowing ample time for your mum to appreciate the awe-inspiring views and serene surroundings fully.

Throughout the walk, your mum will traverse towering sea cliffs, dense eucalypt forests, and remarkable geological formations. Panoramic views of the Southern Ocean and encounters with diverse native flora and fauna will make this a truly memorable experience. Comfortable public huts are available along the route for overnight stays, providing an opportunity to connect with fellow hikers and share the day’s adventures.

Price: $495

Location: Tasmania

Bookings: Three Capes Track Walk

 

Fastrack V8 Race Experience

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Gift your adventurous mum the adrenaline-pumping experience of Fastrack Experiences V8 Drives and Hot Laps this Mother’s Day. With a fleet of 27 classic V8 racing cars, including Australian V8 Holden Commodores, Ford Falcons, and NextGen Mustangs, Fastrack provides unforgettable driving and hot lap experiences for speed enthusiasts.

Under the guidance of experienced and friendly coaches, your mum will have the chance to push these powerful vehicles to their limits and even drive the iconic Bathurst track for the ultimate thrill. For those who dream of becoming a professional hot lap driver, Fastrack offers the unique opportunity to audition for Australia’s fastest job at Sydney Motorsport Park or Sandown Raceway (Melbourne).

Whichever you choose, this exhilarating Mother’s Day gift will let your mum embrace her passion for speed and excitement like never before.

Price range: $199-$3,456

Locations available: Bathurst, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin

Bookings: Fastrack Experiences – V8 Driving & Hot Laps Experiences

 

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventure

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This tour combines the thrill of a seaplane flight with the excitement of a powerboat ride through the falls.

During this extraordinary adventure, your mum will board a state-of-the-art seaplane for a breathtaking scenic flight, offering unparalleled views of the rugged Kimberley landscape and the unique tidal phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls. Upon landing, she will join a thrilling powerboat ride through the powerful currents of the falls, experiencing the raw power and beauty of this natural wonder up close.

The Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventure showcases the stunning wilderness of the Kimberley region and offers an exhilarating experience that your mum will cherish forever. It is the perfect addition to a collection of one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gifts for the mum who loves the great outdoors and appreciates the beauty of Australia’s unique landscapes.

Price: Starts at $895

Location: Broome, WA

Bookings: Horizontal Falls Adventures

 

Mt Buffalo Cliff Picnic

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Nestled in the heart of Victoria’s High Country, Mt Buffalo National Park boasts dramatic granite cliffs, lush forests, and panoramic views that will leave her breathless. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure combines the beauty of nature with an adrenaline-pumping cliffside dining experience.

Upon arrival at the park, your mum will be guided by an expert team to a specially prepared picnic site suspended over the edge of a sheer cliff. Then, safely secured in a harness, she will be lowered onto a portaledge where a delightful picnic awaits, complete with stunning views of the surrounding valleys, mountains and gorges.

As she savours delicious treats and refreshing beverages in this unique setting, your mum will have the opportunity to soak up the majesty of the Australian wilderness from a truly unique vantage point. This two-and-a-half-hour experience is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the adventurous mum who appreciates the beauty of the great outdoors and is eager for a heart-pumping experience she’ll never forget.

Price: $449

Location: Mt Buffalo National Park, Victoria, Australia

Bookings: Bright Adventure Company

 

Ghost Tours Australia

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For the mum who enjoys a spine-tingling experience, consider the captivating Ghost Tours Australia this Mother’s Day. Established in 1998 by local horror historian Jack Sim, these tours are the longest-running on mainland Australia and provide a fascinating glimpse into the haunted heritage of various sites across the country.

Accompanied by an eerie Tour Guide with a passion for history and hauntings, your mum will embark on a chilling journey, exploring classic local ghost stories, urban legends, myths, and true tales of tragedy, crime, murder, mystery, magic, love, and death. Far from relying on cheap scares or gimmicks, Ghost Tours Australia takes pride in delivering an authentic and immersive experience that delves into the darker side of Australia’s past.

As she traverses haunted locations and learns about the spirits that are said to linger there, your mum will gain a deeper understanding of the country’s history and the chilling stories that have captured the imaginations of generations.

Price range: $35-$45

Locations available: Brisbane, Ipswich and Charters Towers

Bookings: Ghost Tours Australia

 

Helicopter Fishing

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To complete the list of heart-pounding Mother’s Day gift experiences for your thrill-seeking mum, consider the adrenaline-pumping Helicopter Fishing adventure! Based in Darwin, the HeliFishing experiences offer unparalleled access to remote, permit-only fishing locations, letting her immerse herself in the excitement of fishing while surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of the Top End.

Choose from an action-packed Half Day HeliFish, an exhilarating Full Day HeliFish, or the wildly popular full-day HeliFish-Pub Crawl Combo, where she can celebrate her thrilling catch with an ice-cold beverage. For a truly awe-inspiring adventure, opt for a custom-designed multi-day fishing journey, complete with lodge accommodations in sought-after locations like the Daly River, Boyne Harbour, and Arnhem Land, tailored to suit all budgets, timeframes, and experience levels.

Led by seasoned pilots who double as skilled fishing guides endorsed by NT Fisheries, your mum will embark on a high-octane quest to catch species such as barramundi, salmon and mangrove jack. As she masters new fishing techniques, she’ll also support sustainable practices through catch-and-release fishing.

Price: Starts at $990pp (minimum of two persons)

Location: Darwin

Bookings: HeliFish

There’s no better way to celebrate your adventurous mum this Mother’s Day than with a gift that creates lasting memories and deepens your bond. These one-of-a-kind experiences offer not only excitement and adventure but also the opportunity for quality time spent together.

By choosing any of these thrilling activities, you’re not just giving a gift but creating a meaningful connection and unforgettable moments that both you and your mum will treasure for years to come. So, this Mother’s Day, step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary by embracing the spirit of adventure and making memories that will last a lifetime.

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