Gifts that will impress the Kids

Gifts that will impress the Kids

Take the hassle out of finding the perfect gifts for the kids.
Imogen Jeffries

Is your child's big birthday bash coming up? Like the majority of other Australians, you probably find shopping for the perfect gift quite difficult.

When they already have all of the latest gadgets, sportswear, books and everything in between, we believe it's the best opportunity to give them a truly memorable gift: an experience.

The best part about giving an experience is the chance for them to enjoyable acquire new skills (think surfing lessons and zip lining) but also learn about the world and nature at several of the reputable educational, and fun, animal encounter destinations. Just as importantly, it's the chance for them to have a fun-filled day in the Australia sunshine, and celebrate turning a year older!

If you're looking for the fitting gift for 5-year olds, they can enjoy viewing zebras, cheetahs, African lions, and so much more at the animal parks like the Monarto Open Range Zoo or the Adelaide Zoo. You can also join them in an exciting day at Aussie World for kid-friendly entertainment from life-size characters Jack and Tilly.

For the older kids, take them for an exciting day Surfing on the Great Ocean Road, Jetboating in Sydney, feeding dolphins in Brisbane, flying through the treetops at Otway Fly TreeTop centre - and a variety of other activities around Australia that will have even the most impatient, hard-to-please Tweens having the time of their lives.

We bring you the best gifts across Australia - from the Sunshine Coast to Adelaide - and everywhere in between. No matter the age, or interests, we have the gift to make your child's birthday, or other celebration, exceptional.

1.WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo | Sydney

The kids will love meeting Koalas, Kangaroos, Wallabies and Wombats at Sydney Zoo. They won't want to miss any of the entertaining wildlife shows, either! The best part? The Wildlife Sydney Zoo is located right in Darling Harbour, meaning that you and the family can walk, drive or take transit to and from the site. Too Easy!

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2.Jetboat Ride | Sydney

Whip around the harbour at high speeds on this jet boat ride! It's a thrill that the kids will never forget. Riders must be 120cm, so this gift voucher is suitable for kids around 7+.

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3.Madame Tussauds Wax Museum | Sydney

Every kid has their favourite heroes and celebrities, and thanks to Madame Tussauds, you don't need to travel to Hollywood to meet them. Madame Tussauds in Sydney gives movie fans the chance to see Nicole Kidman, Ryan Gosling, and for music lovers, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber - and so much more!

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4.Otway Fly Treetop Zip Line | Melbourne

Are the kids seeking thrills from a young age? This Melbourne gift idea will give them the chance to soar above the treetops, 30 metres above the forest floor. Tandem zip lining is suitable for ages 4+.

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5.Surfing Lessons on the Great Ocean Road | Melbourne

Every Australian kid should try surfing at least once. They'll be shredding waves in no time after a two-hour lesson at Torquay on Great Ocean Road.

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6.Phillip Island Nature Park | Melbourne

A perfect gift idea for any child who loves animals. Take them to meet the adorable Penguins in their natural habitat as well as Koalas during their visit to one of the most popular wildlife attractions in the world.

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7.SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium | Melbourne

Melbourne Aquarium is one of the top destinations in the country. The kids can check out the King Penguins at Antartica, the amazing coral and tropical animals at Coral Atoll, and the stingrays, turtles, and you guessed it - sharks - at Sharks Alive, and the beautiful seahorses at Seahorse Pier. A perfect gift idea for a birthday celebration with the family.

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8.Dolphin Feeding at Moreton Island | Brisbane

A perfect gift for animal lovers! Let the young ones get close to the friendliest creatures in the ocean on a Dolphin feeding adventure at Moreton Island.

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9.The Workshops Rail Museum | Brisbane

If they love steam trains, engines and locomotives, the Workshops Rail Museum has everything on offer. There are train simulators, model railways, live blacksmiths and more to enjoy.

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10.Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary | Brisbane

The world's first and largest Koala sanctuary is the perfect place to cuddle a Koala, meet Wombats, Kangaroos, Wallabies, birds of prey, farm animals, Tasmanian Devils and more!

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11.Dreamworld | Gold Coast

Every kid loves their visit to Dreamworld. One of the most popular theme parks in the country, it is home to the ABC Kids World and a huge variety of other children-friendly rides.

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12.Wheel of Brisbane | Brisbane

Give a view 60m over the city on the Wheel of Brisbane. It's a fun ride that offers an incredible look at the skyline and the thrill of being up high. The perfect gift to enjoy after a big birthday dinner!

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13.Whale Watching Cruise | Brisbane

Let them get as close as possible to the giants of the ocean on a Brisbane whale watching cruise. A great gift for kids who love sea life.

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14.Swim With The Dolphins | Adelaide

This 3.5-hour sightseeing cruise departing from Glenelg gives the opportunity to not just see wild dolphins in their natural habitat, but swim with them too!

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15.Monarto Open Range Zoo | Adelaide

One of the greatest Australian wildlife attractions is a perfect day-trip destination. The kids will meet Rhino, Giraffes, Chimpanzees, Cheetahs and many more exotic species!

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16.Adelaide Zoo | Adelaide

Meet Lions, Tigers, Penguins and the only Giant Pandas in Australia at Adelaide Zoo. This gift voucher will let the kids meet some of the coolest animals in the world!

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17.Coolum Beach Surf Lessons | Sunshine Coast

If the beach is calling and you know they'll love shredding waves from a young age, a surf lesson at Coolum Beach will leave them hanging ten in no time.

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18.Aussie World | Sunshine Coast

One of the best-known theme parks in Australia, Aussie World features fully restored rides, some of which date back as far as 1927! It's a lot of fun and a great destination.

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19.Seal Swim at SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast | Sunshine Coast

Swim with the seals at Underwater World - this gift idea will let them get up close and personal to swim, play and spend the day with the seals at Underwater World.

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If you're looking for more experience gift ideas around Australia, then check out our full range of gifts!

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