Adventurous Gift Ideas For Christmas

Here are a few more ideas for those looking for the perfect gift for Christmas. If you’re contemplating perfume or jewellery, then this article is not for you. These ideas are for someone looking for something exciting, unusual and adventurous. Has your lover, wife or boyfriend ever wanted to experience something completely different? Something a little different they will remember for a very long time? I have put together a list of fun adrenalin pumping activities that would make the perfect present for someone who enjoys living life to the fullest.

Some of us are happy with a box of chocolates, but some of us look forward to something with a bit of bite. If your partner lives for something to really get the adrenalin pumping – in mid-air, on dry land or out on the water then these ideas will be sure to leave a smile on their face. Red Balloon have some of the best ideas, experiences and offers available online. Check out some of what they have to offer below –


Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 1.32.51 pmThe Flying Fox – Also known as Zip Lining, the flying fox is the next best thing for those too scared to go Bungy Jumping. This fun activity is actually on my own ‘bucket list’. A friend of mine asked me to go Bungy Jumping with her in Queenstown, New Zealand a few years ago, but after watching a few Youtube clips I backed out. I hate getting on an airplane, let alone leaping off a bridge with only a long rubber band to save me.

The flying fox – is my eyes – is a fun, safe alternative. For one, your closer to the ground, and two….your not traveling at speeds sure to stop your heart. The flying fox consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope. It is designed to enable a user, propelled by gravity, to travel from the top to the bottom of the inclined cable by holding on to, or attaching to, the freely moving pulley. Sounds like fun….doesn’t it? 😉

Find out more HERE.


Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 1.13.44 pmPaintball and Laser Skirmish – When ever I think of paintball, I think of Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker in the romantic flick Failure To Launch. Ever watched it? When Sarah’s character is running around shooting paintballs with Matthew, I just wanted to be their….like most red-hot blooded women 😉 Despite the fact that Sarah saves her team from defeat, the game looked like so much fun.

Well you and your partner can experience the same fun. You could spice things up and play Laser Skirmish. This fun activity is played indoors in the dark, a bit more fun for when your lining your partner’s rear end 😉 Whichever option you choose, you’ll need to use a combination of strategy, bravery and stealth as you combat the enemy.

Find out more HERE.


Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 1.23.25 pmCave Exploring – I have done this many times over the years and love it, and it’s not as scary as you may think. Exploring caves is so much fun and it is incredibly amazing to discover what is hidden deep below the surface.

Australia has some of the most amazing caves in the world. We tend to forget what is in our own country. In the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney has some of the most amazing scenery. In fact, if you are looking for a fabulous, intimate, breathtakingly beautiful place to vista then I highly recommend staying at Katoomba and visiting Scenic World. Another hours drive west from Katoomba are the Jenolan Caves. A place you really want to put on your bucket list.

Find out more HERE. 


Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 1.25.09 pmHorse Riding – Up until a year ago, I had spent most of my life living in the small country town of Bright, in North East Victoria. My father was a mechanic and would help the local farmers on the weekend fix a tractor or two. I learned from a young age that if I tagged along, the farmer’s wife and kids would take me into the house for a great big slice of cake or freshly made pie. After treats, I was would be taken to one of the paddocks and along with the other kids, we would be helped onto a horse and taken for a short ride. I had so much fun!

Taking your partner for a horse ride would have to be one of the most romantic things you could do. Pack some light snacks, or even a bottle of wine and take your partner exploring. It doesn’t matter whether you rode years ago, or if it would be the first time. It’s all about creating some wonderful, intimate memories.

Find out more HERE. 


Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 1.06.57 pmQuad Bike Fun – As a country kid, going for a quad bike ride was inevitable. If you want to get around your family’s farm or visit a friend, well – you had to know how to ride. Mind you, when I was a teenager, I thought I was a champion quad bike rider. Looking back now, I wonder how I didn’t break my neck. I was a tad reckless. As an adult, I would like to think I am more careful and aware of my surroundings.

Quad bike riding would be fun for someone looking for a bit of a challenge. Arrange a weekend away for you, your partner and maybe another couple. Place some fun bets and have lots of fun pushing the bike to the limits. Quad biking will be sure to give you the sense of adventure you’re seeking.

Find out more HERE.


Screen Shot 2015-12-10 at 1.28.02 pmHelicopter flights and Tours – I have never, ever…ever been on a helicopter. I have wanted to, but it has never been something I ever thought of, until I recently watched joy flights taking off and landing along the Yarra River in Melbourne’s CBD. I have to say, in all honesty that I thought someone would have looked nervous, pale, scared sh**less after their flights, but it never happened. Every single time someone stipend out of the cockpit, they had a great big smile on their face.

Taking your loved one on a helicopter ride would certainly be something you would remember for the rest of your life. See the sights below from a unique perspective on one these joy flights. Or if you’re a serious heli fan, why not grab the controls and learn to fly a helicopter? You will receive flight lessons and then take to the skies under the guidance of a professional pilot.

Find out more HERE. 


Red Balloon also has fantastic deals on selected experiences. From cooking classes to harbour cruises to breathtaking whale watching tours – Red Balloon has a great range of experiences to choose from. As part of the 2 for 1 deals, 2 people can enjoy these experiences for the price of 1! Simply check out the link below….

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