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Christmas is less than a month away and you’ve probably made a start on your shopping by now. But most of us have at least one person in our lives who is particularly difficult to buy for.
If you’re looking for a gift for the person who has everything, or just something a little unusual that will be really appreciated rather than thrown in the back of a cupboard, gift vouchers for an experience are sure to go down well.
From sky-high adventures to swimming with sharks, here are some of the best gift experiences in Melbourne:
Eureka Skydeck is a unique viewing platform that offers unparalleled views of the city – almost 300m above the ground.
An annual membership to the Skydeck not only gives you a full 12 months of unlimited entry but also 20% off guest admissions so that others can join in the fun.
A Eureka Skydeck annual membership costs $60 for adults, $40 for kids, and $140 for a family of two adults and two children.
Click here to purchase your vouchers.
What’s even better than enjoying the best view of the city? Seeing it while enjoying an exclusive fine dining experience.
Eureka 89 is a dining venue and event space, 300m high in the sky. By choosing one of these Eureka 89 gift vouchers as a Christmas present for your loved one, you’ll be gifting them with a 5 or 7-course degustation dining experience for two that is sure to be unforgettable.
The perfect gift for a couple or a foodie friend who enjoys the finer things in life. Gift vouchers start from $220.
Looking for the perfect experience gift for that animal lover in your life? This unique camping adventure is suitable for both kids and adults, and is an experience that will provide conversation fodder for years.
The experience starts with dinner in the Elephant House, followed by a tour of the zoo by dark. Tents and camping mattresses are provided for a unique night’s rest, before being woken by the call of gibbons and exotic birds the next day. You also get to meet the zookeepers, get up close and personal with some animal friends, and enjoy a real behind-the-scenes experience.
Gift vouchers are available from $150 for children and $205 for adults
If seeing the city from 300m isn’t high enough, consider this unforgettable experience flying high in a hot air balloon.
The one-hour flight starts at sunrise for the best possible views and includes photography (photos can be purchased as an optional extra). All participants receive a flight certificate and postcard, and there’s the opportunity to enjoy a 5-star breakfast with champagne at the Pullman on the Park after the flight.
Tickets cost $480 for adults ($510 with breakfast) and $380 for children 6-12 ($395 with breakfast).
The Shark Dive Xtreme experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium provides a real underwater encounter with sharks, giant stingrays, and other marine life – no cages in sight.
No previous diving experience is needed and all equipment and a wetsuit are provided. The tickets also include all-day admission to the aquarium. Gift vouchers are priced at $299.
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