It’s that magical time of the year where the excitement starts to build and everyone starts planning for Christmas Day. With plenty to do, it can be easy to feel like time is slipping away while we try and plan for the silly season. If you’re like us and needing some inspiration at this time of year, 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 now, and into the new year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to slow it down and treat your loved one to a picnic, but short on time or in need of a bit of inspiration to make it magical? Graze Samford is just the solution. Purchase a picnic pack from a variety of options. Graze, enjoy, relax in each other’s company, talk, be merry, eat and be happy.
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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