The Easter long weekend is nearly upon us! Essentially the last moment before the cooler weather kicks in, make sure to take advantage of the short break with the best Australian holiday experiences. How, you may ask? Well, with BananaLab of course! Whether you’re in NSW or WA, we’ve got plenty of family-friendly activities, adventures and getaways for you to enjoy. Keep reading to see our top recommendations in each state!
Experiences in Victoria
We may not be able to travel to other continents at the moment, but don’t worry – Zoo Victoria is bringing the safari experience to Melbourne with their off-road safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo! See rhinos, giraffes, zebras and more as you travel across the zoo’s open plains with your own personal guide. Unlike travelling on the Safari Bus, you’ll get to come up close to the animals and have time to stop, observe, ask questions and capture the perfect photo.
Take the break as an opportunity to get active and try abseiling with Rap Jumping! Introduce yourself to the coursing thrill of backward abseiling with their expert instructors. First, full training will be provided, as well as a safety harness, comfortable helmet and gloves. Then, take the plunge and step off the edge of a seven-story building in the middle of the city! Children are welcome to participate in this activity, so make sure to try this as a family experience.
Can’t wait for winter to arrive? Embrace the cold weather and embark on what might be one of the best Australian holiday experiences – Dog Sledding! First, your musher will introduce you to your dogs, tell you all about the history of the sport, and teach you the commands they use. Then, you’ll then be taken on a 30 minute ride to experience the dogs’ skills and take in the scenery. Finally, finish off your tour with lots of pats, cuddles and pictures!
Experiences in New South Wales
Think your baking skills could use a brush up this Easter long weekend? MakMak is offering a 2 hour macaron making session for you and 2 guests. Start with an interactive demonstration of the macaron making process by a MakMak chef. Then, you’ll get to prepare your own and taste the results! Finally, you’ll be gifted with a complimentary gift bag containing the recipe and a stencil so you can recreate the experience at home.
This next experience is a great outdoor adventure gift! Fun, interactive and informative, the Discover Bondi Guided Beach & Coastal Walking Tour includes a 90 minute guided walk for 4 people.Learn all about the history of Bondi, how surf lifesaving began, and the infamous Black Sunday. In addition, discover Aboriginal rock carvings, spot marine life and take in the sights from the best viewing points in the area. A drink is also included for every guest, making this an ideal experience gift to enjoy with friends!
Experiences in Western Australia
The joys of living in Australia mean that we have access to exquisite nature. So, make sure you make the best of it this Easter with a Rivergods tour. Marvel at the serenity as you paddle amongst the paperback trees with 3 guests. Your professional guide will also offer commentary about the area and wildlife as you observe the beautiful water birds. Your favourite people and beautiful nature… This is definitely one of the best Australian holiday experiences you could do this Easter!
A long weekend means that you finally have time to have a dinner party. So, why not do so at The Cooking Professor Culinary School for a truly unique experience! Would you prefer Moroccan, French, Spanish or Modern Australian? Whichever you choose, The Cooking Professor will spoil you and your guests with a fantastic feed, and live entertainment to match!
Experiences in Queensland
Does your long weekend coincide with another celebration? Here’s an experience that’s a thoughtful gift and a great family bonding experience! Experience the Gold Coasts’ finest local produce on Sea World Cruises’ famous Sightseeing Lunch Cruise! Delicious food, a full bar onboard, and entertaining and informative commentary from the crew… It’s one of the best Australian holiday experiences!
Join Surf In Paradise for a 1 hour SUP session with 3 guests and see why SUP is one of the fastest growing water sports. All equipment is included, making this experience perfect for beginners. Soon, you’ll be paddling away with ease whilst a spectacular sunset appears around you.
Experiences in South Australia
South Australia is world-renowned for its wine, so make the most of the long weekend by enjoying a Premium Wine Flight! Choose from a selection of D’Arenberg’s wine flights for yourself and 3 friends. Once you’ve decided, the staff will then guide you through each glass, exploring the regional terroir, wine making techniques, and resulting influence on different wines and grape varieties.
Looking for some thrill during the Easter holiday? Sign up for Mega Adventure’s Gold Package! This experience is for 3 people and includes access to 70+ obstacles on the MegaClimb, as well as, the SkyWalk and Giant Swing. Moreover, a photo package is also included so that you can remember your day at one of Australia’s best holiday experiences forever!
Experiences in the Northern Territory
No Easter experience would be complete without chocolate, so join CW Darwin Chocolate Factory with your partner to create your very own in their Couples Chocolate Making Experience! Then, indulge in their secret chocolate garden, where you can enjoy the final product and do some tastings of CW’s best sellers. CW Darwin Chocolate Factory is Darwin’s only multi-award winning chocolate factory, which guarantees that they know what they’re doing!
Experiences in Tasmania
Celebrate Easter like no other with a magnificent glamping retreat in the heart of the Tamar Valley. Majestic, large prospectus tents fitted with European wood fires and a sumptuous queen bed dressed in the finest cotton linen, and decorated with vintage steamer trunks and Persian rugs – Wingtons Glamping will show you a glamorous new way to escape everyday life and enjoy a moment for two in the great outdoors.
Available in Treats For Madame, Treats For Monsieur gift boxes
Get off the grid and re-centre yourself this Easter with a visit to Horse Riding Tasmania with your 3 friends or family members. Imagine wandering through 10,000 acres of amazing tracks – perfect for lovers of the outdoors. Horses are chosen based on your height, weight and experience by professionals, so be assured that you’re in good hands. After, enjoy beer and nibbles while you debrief from your experience.