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11 Experiences to Gift Yourself (or Someone Else)

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Prefer to gift your loved ones a memorable experience instead of a candle, book or latest tech? We're here to help! Take a peek at these fabulous experience ideas that can help you make the most of the special time you spend with your loved ones.

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Lace-up and head outdoors with Brisbane Nature Tours

Give time with nature. Give fresh air. Give spectacular views. Give a Brisbane Nature Tours experience this year. Whether you are in need of some "disconnected" time yourself or want to gift someone digital detox time, the team at Brisbane Nature Tours has you covered with the perfect sightseeing tour.



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Drift with delight with Bribie Island Gondola

If you or your loved one are enticed by the romance of gliding peacefully on the water, wine in one hand and strawberries in the other, you will love the Bribie Island Gondola. Bask in the warmth of a stunning summer day, the pink and orange hues of a Bribie Island sunset, or experience the atmosphere after dark from a beautifully refurbished Venetian style gondola.



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Splash about with Moreton Bay Jetski Hire & Ride

For the thrill seekers looking for some extra excitement, experience Moreton Bay in speed and style with Bribie’s Moreton Bay Jetski Hire & Ride. Lose yourself within the mangrove lined channels and feel the salt spray on your skin as you glide into the Pumicestone Passage. These tours are perfect for the thrill seekers and the ocean lovers in your life, and have a variety of options available to suit all levels of experience. What’s even better is that having a friendly tour guide along to help you out with what to do and where to go will make this experience fun and care-free.



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Channel your inner artist at The Pottery Barn

Get your creativity spinning at The Pottery Barn at Old Petrie Town. Take home your very own hand-made masterpiece after you complete your pottery class. A tangible memory is a gift to cherish, and you and your loved one can make your own and maybe have a few laughs in the process.



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Cuddle a llama with Ottaba Llama Walks

Give an adorable encounter with a llama! Discover the beauty of Bribie Island only 40 minutes drive north of Brisbane and take a walk with a friendly llama as your companion with Ottaba Llama Walks!



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Dust off your apron for a cooking class with Pause

If you harbor a love for Italian cuisine and want to channel your inner MasterChef, a cooking class with Pause Samford is exactly what you need! Learn some new skills and taste your delicious creations which we’re sure will inspire you to turn your kitchen into a little Italy. Join Head Chef, Rino Avellini, as you sift through a curriculum of Italian Classics from Rino’s Mamma’s recipes.



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Camp under the stars at Woodfordia's new Bushtime event

Having withdrawal symptoms from Woodford Folk Festival? Cure your desire and stay at Woodfordia's newest event, Bushtime. If variety is what you’re looking for and if you’re keen to experience our beautiful Moreton Bay Region first hand, you might just find what you’re looking for at Bushtime. Dance away at sunset concerts, learn something new or develop your skills at a full day workshop, challenge yourself at the citizen science talks, or do your own thing with a self-led activity among the stunning wildlife. Slip into conversation as natural as your surroundings and feel your relationships strengthen as you learn and grow together.



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Get away in Moreton Bay

Gift yourself or someone you love a getaway in Moreton Bay. Whether you book a night’s stay, weekend or extended holiday you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of your weekly grind. From hinterland cottages, beachside cabins to luxury escapes, you’ll find the perfect spot somewhere amongst this stunning location. Explore all your options here.



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Wine and dine at Oceanview Estates

For the fearless foodie or the wine connoisseur, treat your tastebuds with some of the finest local food and wines the Moreton Bay Region at Oceanview Estates. Treat yourself to local goodies that match the beauty of the scenery. Develop a connection with the location and each other as you indulge your way through lunch, dinner, dessert, or all three.

Thinking you might not want to move after all this indulgence? Stay the night at Ocean View Estates Hinterland Accommodation and sleep only steps from the winery in their beautiful hinterland cabins.



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Dive into fun at AquaSplash Redcliffe

For the young and the young-at-heart, try the AquaSplash Redcliffe water course. Jump, bounce, swing, and slide across a variety of obstacles that float on the crystalline waters of Redcliffe. Test your skills on this super-fun, family favourite activity. Whether you have super strength or not, anyone can have fun on this course, you just have to give it a go.



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Day Trip with River to Bay

Escape the mainland for a day with River to Bay’s Moreton Island Cruise. Leaving from Sandstone Point Hotel or Spinnaker Sound Marina, River to Bay will take you across Moreton Bay to Queensland’s beautiful Moreton Island for a day of relaxation and jam-packed fun and adventure.



Additional gift ideas to show you care:

  • Relax and unwind with a sensational drop of local gin from Lacey’s Hill Distillery Gin. Made in the Moreton Bay region, this gin matches perfectly with our love for fun and sunshine.
  • When something is good, why not share it? Why not treat yourself or loved one to a meal at your favourite restaurant to enjoy the local area, local produce, and amazing company.
  • Looking for the perfect last minute, but unique gift for the beer lover in your life? Thirsty Chiefs Brewing Company have a variety of six packs available of their locally-made brews for the perfect gift, or for the last minute run to the bottle shop on the way to the barbeque.
  • If you want a gift with meaning and insight, why not purchase an Indigenous art piece from the Dreamtime Killilla Art Gallery. The retail shop stocks quality, genuine, royalty-paid Aboriginal art pieces, so you can gift your loved ones some stunning art with confidence.
  • If it’s variety you need, and you know you want something locally sourced or locally made, why not check out the Caboolture Gallery Shop at Caboolture Hub. There are a wide range of unique and locally made gifts to entice even the trickiest of gift recipients.

When you find yourself looking for that special something for someone you hold close we hope you find a the perfect present in this list.

Be sure to share your adventures and gifts with us on social media, using #visitmoretonbayregion and tagging us at @visitmoretonbayregion.

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Words by
Zoe Harvey

Zoe is a lover of sharing and exploring all things Moreton Bay Region has to offer. As a sunrise fiend, a foodie fanatic, cocktail connoisseur and keen ocean lover you can sure count on her to know what's on and what's hot in Moreton Bay and surrounds.

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