Unforgettable experience gifts that’ll make memories, not clutter this Valentine’s Day

Do something different!

As Valentine’s Day swiftly approaches, you may be stuck on what to gift your significant other and are hesitant to turn to the classics like flowers and chocolates.

So, why not opt for something a little different this year and get them an experience gift they’ll never forget (and that you can both enjoy together?)

Our top 3 experience gifts for Valentine’s Day 2024:

  1. Valentine’s Day dining at The Meat & Wine Co
  2. Retro drive-in movie experience
  3. Hot air balloon ride with breakfast

The best experience gifts for Valentine’s Day in Australia 2024

The Meat & Wine Co
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Valentine’s Day dining experience at The Meat & Wine Co

Make Valentine’s Day extra special with The Meat & Wine Co’s exclusive set menu available in Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

Indulge in world-class cuisine, featuring the unique Monte Beef, paired with Australia’s finest wines. Your evening also begins with a special cocktail upon arrival.

Key features:

  • Cutting edge modern cuisine.
  • World class produce and top-graded products.
  • Exclusive line of Monte Beef.
  • Australia’s most unique, award winning wines.
  • Opulent and warm interior and atmosphere.


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Waterfront dining experience at Sydney’s 6HEAD

Enjoy an unparalleled dining experience at the newly opened 6HEAD, located in Campbell’s Cove in the historic Rocks precinct, overlooking the iconic waters of Sydney Harbour. You can indulge in quality meats, seafood and wine that are just as breath-taking as the view.

Key features:

  • Quality, seasonal, and uncomplicated food.
  • Prepared using cutting-edge culinary techniques.
  • Collaborative chef menu. 
  • Focus on six cuts of steak.
  • Wine list curated to showcase six of the world’s best wine regions.


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Bei Bar and Bistro Sydney
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Mediterranean dining at Bei Bar & Bistro

Indulge in the flavours of the Mediterranean with an Italian and Greek twist at the newly opened Bei Bar & Bistro in Darlinghurst. Gather for a romantic evening to enjoy Chef Felix Ruts’ iconic freshly rolled pasta and exclusive wine list.

Key features:

  • Modern Mediterranean restaurant – strong focus on seafood, house-made pasta and seasonal vegetables.
  • Options for vegans and vegetarians.
  • Signature cocktails and classic Italian and Australian wines. 
  • 4.30pm to 6pm happy hour Tuesday to Saturday.


Tiny Home Airbnb
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A romantic weekend away at an Airbnb

Whether it’s a beachside escape or a secluded home in nature, Airbnb offers plenty of diverse options for a memorable and romantic weekend away.

Key features:

  • Variety of accommodation types and experiences.
  • Verified personal profiles and listings. 
  • Smart messaging for hosts and guests.
  • 24/7 support.


Retro Drive In Movie
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Retro drive-in movie with overnight stay and breakfast, $292 at RedBalloon

Treat your Valentine to a special night at Atura Blacktown, featuring an overnight stay in an Atura King room, breakfast for two at the chic Roadhouse Bar & Grill and free Wi-Fi.

The package includes two tickets to the Skyline drive-in movie theatre, offering a romantic night under the stars. Enjoy the unique experience with hotel amenities like an outdoor pool, gym and arcade games.

Key features:

  • Overnight stay in an Atura King room.
  • Delicious breakfast at the Roadhouse Grill.
  • Two tickets to Skyline Drive-In Movie Theatre.
  • Free Wi-Fi.


All Inclusive Blue Mountains Tour from Sydney
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All-inclusive Blue Mountains tour from Sydney, $285 at Klook

This all-inclusive package has everything you need to explore the wonders of the Blue Mountains thoroughly.

Experience the Scenic Railway, Rainforest Walkway and glass-bottomed Skyway cableway for 360-degree views. You can also capture panoramas of the Katoomba Falls, Three Sisters and the Jamison Valley, which are all included in the tour.

After a delicious lunch, you’ll eventually make your way back on board a modern cruise vessel back to Circular Quay or Darling Harbour.

Key features:

  • Explore unique lookout points and best parts of Blue Mountains.
  • Indulge in a delicious lunch. 
  • Hand-feed kangaroos.
  • Cruise down Parramatta River to see the Sydney Harbour.


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Red Balloon horse back riding
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Horseback Vineyard Trail Ride, $135 at RedBalloon

Explore the Hunter Valley and its spectacular landscapes on horseback. No matter the level of your equestrian dressage, all abilities are invited to participate on this 90 minute guided tour.

Key features:

  •  Journey through stunning vineyards and bushland on horseback.
  • Explore beautiful native flora and fauna.
  • Beginners and groups welcome.
  • Safety equipment and fully qualified instructions.


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Midweek Yarra Valley hot air balloon and breakfast, $891 for 2 people at RedBalloon

What could be more magical than sailing high above the picturesque Yarra Valley in a hot air balloon, before moving on to a celebratory buffet breakfast upon landing?

Key features:

  • Amazing aerial views of the Yarra Valley.
  • Celebratory sparkling breakfast afterwards.
  • Photos included.
  • Flight certificate.


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Two-night Snowy Mountains stay, $540 at RedBalloon

Time to unplug and unwind in a tiny house nestled in the bushland of the iconic Snowy Mountain region. Escape from the city and embrace the Aussie wilderness for two nights and relax by the fire pit or adventure along the endless walking tracks.

Key features:

  • Self-contained Tiny House among peaceful bushland.
  • Wildlife spotting.
  • Walk to the Mowamba river.
  • Stargazing.
  • Eco-friendly.


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sydney harbour bridge
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Helicopter flight tour in Sydney Harbour, $240 at Klook

A scenic helicopter flight is guaranteed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as every passenger gets a great view no matter what seat they are in.

You’ll be able to see full panoramic views of Sydney Harbour’s icons, including the Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo, Bondi Beach and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, all from a luxury helicopter.

Key features: 

  • Luxury helicopter ride.
  • Total panoramic views of Sydney Harbour’s icons.
  • Complimentary drinks.
  • Photo opportunity.
  • Commentary.


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Sydney Whale Watching
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Fantasia Cruising Sydney 2-hour whale watching express cruise, $69, Experience Oz

Watch the humpback migration unfold right in front of your eyes with this two-hour Sydney whale-watching experience.

The cruise departs from Circular Quay, where you’ll be treated to a tour of Sydney’s most iconic sights before you’re taken to the best spots to see the humpback whales in all their glory.

Key features:

  • Two hour whale watching cruise – whale guarantee.
  • Hydrophone on board.
  • Sydney’s iconic landmark.
  • Live commentary.


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Gold Coast jet boat ride, $63 at Klook

Get your adrenaline pumping with an extreme 55-minute jet boat ride on the Gold Coast that’s action-packed with top speeds and thrilling manoeuvres.

You’ll head out onto the Gold Coast’s stunning Broadwater, and even ride all the way to Moreton Bay Marine Park for some dolphin spotting.

Key features:

  • Only ride accessing Moreton Bay Marine Park with wild dolphin sightings.
  • Exhilarating tour with panoramic views and sightseeing.
  • Choose either 30 or 55 minutes.
  • Views of mansions from the water at the Sovereign Island Estates.


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When is Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day is always on February 14. In 2024, it falls on a Wednesday.

What are the benefits of experience gifts?

Experience gifts offer the joy of shared memories, creating lasting and meaningful moments for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. They foster connection and provide a unique way to celebrate relationships.

Plus, these gifts also allow couples to enjoy special activities and adventures together!

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