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10 Awesome Experiences to try with Mum!

April 22, 2022 OTA News No Comments

person slicing green vegetable in front of round ceramic plates with assorted sliced vegetables during daytimeMother’s Day is right around the corner and while you should be celebrating the awesome-ness of mum all day every day, why not take the opportunity to show your gratitude and appreciation to all the mums in your life – whether it’s your mum, your aunt, your grandma or even just a mother-figure that’s been a part of your life, this Mother’s Day!

To celebrate Mother’s Day 2022, Tripadvisor has put together a list of some of the best experiences to do with mum, available to book on the platform. If you’re looking to surprise Mum with a gift she will never forget, here are ten experiences you can treat her (and yourself) to:

Note: We also have lists specific to each state if you’re interested!

Chef Jacqui’s French Cooking Classes – Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Spend an afternoon with Chef Jacqui as she invites you into her home and teaches you how to make delicious food. Her expertise comes from working in some of the Melbourne and Europe’s best professional kitchens under the most talented, passionate and humble chefs. She will teach you tips and tricks in the kitchen, cooking French, Italian and Australian cuisine – sometimes all at once!

From AU$180 per person

Small-Group Gin Masterclass – Gold Coast, Queensland
If you enjoy a cocktail or two with mum, this class is perfect! Learn how to make your own gin using the Alembic Pot Stills at the Wildflower distillery. During the class, you’ll delve into the fascinating history of gin and learn about the botanicals and how Wildflower makes its gin. You’ll then use this new knowledge to create your own gin, by choosing botanicals to create your very own unique blend. At the end of this relaxing class, you’ll walk away with your own custom bottle of gin to share with your friends and a whole new appreciation for this beloved spirit.

From AU$180 per person

Mosaic Lamp Workshop – Sydney, New South Wales
For the crafty and creative mums, learn the art of traditional Turkish mosaic making in this 2,5 hours class, where you will learn the techniques of a 500-year ancient craft and practice assembling geometric patterns as well as historic techniques for laying the tiles. Using your selected geometric template, you will be guided to create and take home your very own traditional Turkish mosaic Candle Holder!

From AU$89 per person

Half-Day Cruising Experience with Seafood Banquet – Broome, Western Australia
A sunset experience that mum will never forget, embark on a journey of the senses as you wine, dine and savour the rich cultural flavours of the Kimberley region. Your 7-course seafood banquet menu is paired with a selection of premium still and sparkling wines from Howard Park, plus local and international beers, and soft drinks. Take advantage of this exclusive vantage point to capture photos and videos to your heart’s content. You are not only watching this incredible sunset, you are part of it.

From AU$379 per person

Peninsula Hot Springs with Day Spa Experience – Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
For the ultimate hydrotherapy session, enjoy a fast-track shuttle service from Melbourne, to the world class Peninsula Hot Springs. Discover a peaceful you, as you relax and rejuvenate in the natural wonder of these healing waters pumped full of rich minerals. Simply sublime, bathe in award-winning social bathing pools as you soak in carbonate minerals to stimulate healing. Offering a ton of health benefits, allow the waters to stimulate, exfoliate and wash your worries away.

From AU$125 per person

Country Canvases – Art Class – Malmsbury, Victoria
Country Canvases is a series of intimate artist guided acrylic painting classes led by Tia Alysse. Spend the afternoon in the countryside surrounded by Tia’s pet deer and horses roaming around the property.

From AU$150 per person

Yoga + Wine Experience – Lovedale, New South Wales
This two hour experience is the perfect accompaniment to your wine country weekend. The experience starts with a 60 minute yoga and meditation class tuning you out from the world outside, followed by a delicious wine tasting and cheese & fruit grazing station consisting of the freshest local produce whilst you enjoy one of the best views in the Hunter Valley.

From AU$69 per person

Harvest Your Own Pearl Private Experience – Perth, Western Australia
Every pearl is unique, much like every mum. Enjoy the unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience of harvesting your very own Australian South Sea Cultured Pearl, straight from the oyster. Sip on Margaret River sparkling wine and enjoy canapés while your guide reveals fascinating insights about pearl harvesting and demonstrates intricate techniques. Then you will get to harvest one for yourself to keep.

From AU$500 per person

Private Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Walking Tour – Hobart, Tasmania
Discover how the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens developed from a colonial produce garden into a collection showcasing plants and tall trees from around the world. Your guide will lead you through many highlights, sharing stories of the people and plants that make this garden unique and revealing the behind-the-scenes work protecting Tasmanian species for the future. Find out what subantarctic pioneers ate to survive, which trees have outlived the dinosaurs, and enjoy the beauty of the blooms.

From AU$15 per person

Opal polishing workshop – Gulgong, New South Wales
Get hands-on experience working with authentic Australian opals in this two-hour private workshop. Benefit from the personalised, intimate service of a private class as you learn about the history of the craft directly from your expert host, then try your hand at polishing a few stones yourself under guided supervision. Take home your polished gems as a token of your trip or get them set in jewellery on site.

From AU$195 per person

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