Experiences are better than things. Why not place an extraordinary experience under the Christmas tree and spoil your loved ones to a magical day out this holiday season? We’ve got you covered with a list of stocking filler ideas that will deck the halls with photographic memories shared together instead of unwanted gifts to find a home for. The art of gift-giving just got easier thanks to Experience Oz.  Gift vouchers are now available so you can choose from our range of 3,000 handpicked experiences to gift to your loved one, colleague or client this holiday season. 

Theme Parks

Movie World rollercoaster screaming

Location: Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is Australia’s theme park capital offering thrills for all ages. Theme parks are the ultimate crowd-pleaser with refreshing water slides, entertaining shows, animal encounters, cuddly character meet and greets and of course, squeal inducing rides. Gift a single day entry ticket, a multi-day pass or treat someone to a whole year of joy when you place a Gold Coast theme park pass into their Christmas stocking.

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SEA LIFE Aquarium

Children looking at aquariumLocation: Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland

A dazzling display of marine life are waiting to greet you at SEA LIFE aquariums right across Australia and Auckland. Gift an aquatic day out and brighten up the lives of an animal lover you know. Filled to the brim with coral fish, penguins, sharks and sea jellies; the aquarium will take your loved ones on a whimsical underwater journey.

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family playing at Topgolf Gold Coast

Location: Gold Coast

Topgolf is a revolutionary way to play golf and the whole family can get involved regardless of their age or golfing ability. The quirky and uber high tech driving range encourages players to smash microchipped balls into giant targets to score points and keep things competitive amongst the group. This is a perfect gift for a family. Swings and wings. We love it and so will they.

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Escape Rooms

Family in Escape Hunt Room trying to solve a mystery

Location: Various regions across Australia and New Zealand

If you know someone who loves a good mystery or simply can’t resist a challenge then this is the ideal experience for them. Escape Hunt brings the famous ‘Cluedo’ board game to life locking you in a room to solve a mystery or cryptic code Alan Turing style in a race against the clock. Escape rooms can be found in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast and best of all can be enjoyed in rain, hail or if the temperatures outside are scorching hot.

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Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Currumbin Wildlife Lorikeet Feeding

Location: Various regions across Australia and New Zealand

The adorable lure of exotic or cuddly Australian animals can make the toughest of hearts weak at the knees. A wonderful wildlife adventure at the zoo is where you’ll rekindle a fascination with the animal kingdom and open the eyes of your little ones to a world bigger than they could have imagined.

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Indoor Skydiving

Child indoor skydiving

Location: Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Queenstown, Melbourne

Indoor skydiving is the newest action sport to hit Australian shores. The best part? No scary jump out of an aeroplane at dizzying heights. Participants can learn the basics of skydiving and experience the freedom of flight thanks to incredible technology that simulates a 14, 000 feet free fall in an indoor wind tunnel. Indoor skydiving is great for adventurous souls aged 3 to 103.

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Go Karting

Location: Various regions across Australia

There is nothing like a bit of competitive spirit and once you strap on your helmet it’s game on in the go kart track. Rev heads of young and old can get their “need for speed” at indoor and outdoor race tracks that are designed to get the adrenaline pumping.

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Virtual Reality Experiences

Holoverse stampede

Location: Sydney, Gold Coast

Gamers and curious spirits will enjoy stepping in virtual reality heaven. The futuristic experience lets you forget about the world for just a few minutes and takes you on a journey to a realistic alternate universe inside a game, underwater or in another city. Make somebody’s wildest dreams come true on an interactive virtual reality room or gaming experience. 

In the Gold Coast, you can find Holoverse, Xscape Reality while in Sydney there is a Virtual Reality Escape Room and Virtual Rooms.

Surf Lessons

Surf Lesson Kids
Pic by Luke Marsden

Location: Various locations around Australia and New Zealand

For many, a surf lesson is a bucket list item and a lifelong skill that you can take away with you after a surf lesson. With literally thousands of beachside locations to choose from, you and your gift recipients can master a new hobby home after the surf lesson. Spoil someone to a lesson or the chance to brush up on their skills and reinvigorate their passion for surfing.

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High Ropes and Zipline Experiences

High Ropes Course and Ziplines

Location: Various locations across Australia and New Zealand

A high ropes or ziplining course is a gift for the active and healthy nature lover amongst you. Experience the rainforest while soaring amongst the treetops and clearing aerial obstacles courses designed to challenge climbers. Why not suggest a high ropes or ziplining course and purchase an Experience Oz gift voucher under the Christmas tree this holiday season?

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ArtVo Interactive Art Gallery

ArtVo Gold Coast

Location: Gold Coast, Melbourne

Strike a pose in the Gold Coast or Melbourne and become a part of the artwork with over 80 larger than life 3D artworks hand-painted by talented artists. Touch and interact with the installations that feature scary monsters and Australian landmarks across several themed rooms. ArtVo is a great school holiday activity and staff are on hand to help you get the perfect snap.

Amphibious Cruise Tours

Aquaduck Gold Coast

Location: Gold Coast

Behind the glistening shores of the Gold Coast are beautiful hidden waterways that only those with a boat can discover. If you join a cruise, however, the beauty behind the beaches are revealed to you and amphibious duck tours are a fun way for everyone to explore the sights on land and the sea.  

This experience is in high demand during the school holidays and children can even go up the front with the captain to have a turn driving the boat.

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Horse Riding

Mornington Peninsula Horse Riding

Location: Various locations across Australia and New Zealand

From the creek to the coast, a horse riding experience is about the most Australian experiences to give both an animal lover and nature lover. Guided horse riding tours can take you along some of Australia’s most beautiful coastlines in Byron Bay or the Mornington Peninsula and into the Snowy Mountains or the Fiordlands in New Zealand.

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Flight Simulator

Flight simulator

Location: Canberra, Sydney

Got a future pilot in your household or know someone who is obsessed with aviation? A flight simulator experience is their chance to step into the cockpit and live out their dreams to fly a commercial airliner or a combat fighter jet.

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Great Barrier Reef boat moored beside coral

Location: Various locations across Australia and New Zealand

Sometimes the best way to appreciate the beauty of Australia and New Zealand is to view it from a different perspective. A scenic cruise is a marvellous way to admire the spectacular scenery and the gentle activity is suitable for all ages. From winding rivers in the outback to Sydney’s glittering harbour or the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and beyond… escape the city or the mainland for a few hours. Scenic cruises are now available to suggest as a gift to a family member, colleague or client.

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Brewery and Winery Tours

Wine Tasting Tour

Location: Various locations across Australia and New Zealand

You could give someone their favourite beverage for Christmas or you could give them an unforgettable brewery, winery or distillery tour taking their passion for beer, wine and spirits to the next level. The memories from the unforgettable experience will outlast the deliciousness of their beloved drop or perhaps expand their palate forevermore.

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Paint and Sip Art Classes

Uluru Paint and Sip Class

Location: Brisbane

It’s one of the latest crazes and ‘paint and sip’ is a fun activity or date night for couples. You don’t need to be Picasso, the idea is to come along with an open mind and simply have fun creating a piece of artwork while enjoying a drop or two of your favourite wine. The relaxing activity is a great gift idea for men and women with a creative flair. 

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Gift Vouchers are now available on Experience Oz making it easier to gift an extraordinary experience to your special someone. Get all your Christmas shopping in just a few clicks and spoil everyone to lifelong memories. Experiences are better than things this Christmas. 

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