With Christmas just around the corner, you are probably starting to think about the best way to show your appreciation for the ones you love. If you have a daredevil in your life, why not give the gift of memories this year and pack the sleigh with magical days out? Studies have shown that experiences are indeed better than things because they can be shared with others and create unforgettable moments that last a lifetime.
Make Christmas extraordinary with an Experience Oz Gift Voucher this holiday season. With over 3,000 handpicked experiences, we have some incredible gifts to help fill up the Christmas stocking. Here are 10 Christmas gift ideas for the daredevil in your life.
If adrenaline is what your gift recipient craves then they will get it in spades during an exhilarating skydive experience. The adrenaline rush is unbeatable and the views are simply breathtaking. Help a daredevil tick this bucket list item off their list this Christmas and believe us… they will never, ever forget the experience.
2. Jet Boating
Rev heads will love this turbocharged experience that combines sightseeing with high octane fun. You can count on maximum speed and fun on a jet boat ride with plenty of 180 degree turns, fishtails, powerslides and perhaps even beach buzzing. The white knuckle rides in Australia and New Zealand operate in rain or shine, in winter or summer and are an ideal gift for both the young and the young at heart.
3. Shark Dives
Animal lovers and adrenaline junkies alike may enjoy a face to face encounter with some of Australia’s most fearsome marine predators. A shark diving experience will take only the brave on an enthralling encounter with Grey Whites and Grey Nurse sharks in either a controlled environment at Australia’s top aquariums or a caged dive in the open ocean with sharks in their natural habitat.
Strap in for a hot lap around the race track on a rally driving experience. It doesn’t matter where your gift recipient is located with key locations across Australia. These rally driving experiences are a fun activity for the car enthusiast amongst you and the natural high from professional-grade motor vehicles makes for a once in a lifetime experience.
Set in the rapid-rich regions of Cairns, Port Douglas and Queenstown are some thrilling white water rafting experiences that cover entry-level grades through to the more challenging rapids for experienced rafters. If you have a loved one looking to make a splash in the new year then this may be the perfect experience to gift to them this Christmas.
Rising to 270 metres above sea level, the SkyPoint Climb is the highest beachside observation deck with the highest external climb. Should you not hold a fear of heights, this is the best view of the Gold Coast. The entire climb lasts approximately 90 minutes taking you to the peak via a purpose-built stairway with 360-degree panoramic views of the city.
Swing through the forest high amongst the treetops on some of Australia’s best high ropes and zipline courses. Adventurous souls can pretend to be Tarzan navigating their way through challenging suspension bridges, aerial obstacle courses and thrilling ziplines. Choosing a high ropes course has never been easier with locations all across Australia.
Depending on who you ask there is nothing more terrifying or liberating than stepping up to the ledge and taking the ultimate plunge. Bungy Jumping is available in Australia’s and New Zealand’s adventure capitals, Cairns and Queenstown and the exhilarating experience is a jaw-dropping stocking filler experience to gift a daredevil.
9. Theme Parks
The Gold Coast’s theme parks are the land of thrills and daredevils will find themselves right at home strapping into some of the Southern Hemisphere’s longest, tallest and fastest rollercoasters. The hair raising, squeal inducing, spine-tingling thrill rides are among the world’s best gravity-defying and taking riders from 0 to 115km within seconds.
10. Hang Gliding
Do you know someone who would enjoy a tandem hang gliding experience soaring over Lennox Headland and Byron Bay National Park? The awesome experience will have thrill seekers soaring over Northern New South Wales with beautiful views of Cape Byron Lighthouse.
For more Christmas gift inspiration head to Experience Oz and choose from thousands of extraordinary experiences to gift this holiday season.