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11 Great idea's for Mother's Day

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  • April 29, 2014 1:49 AM AEST
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Forget the flowers, jewellery and typical Mother’s Day gifts this year and make some lifelong family memories with a day out instead. Show mum you learn from the best when it comes to planning ahead with a pre-booked experience that will make it her best Mother’s Day yet!
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  1. Bring mum’s favourite Aussie soap to life with a trip to the set of Home and Away or Neighbours, explore the real life locations and potentially get the chance to observe live filming or meet favourite cast members!



  2. Take mum on a day trip from Adelaide and spend a relaxing river cruise sightseeing along South Australia’s famous Murray River.  Learn the history of the great River Murray paddle steamers and give mum some much needed time out enjoying one of the world’s greatest river systems.


    Copyright: SATC Photographer

  3. Animal lovers will be delighted with a day out to this South Australian wildlife park, spend a family day trip amongst some of Australia’s best loved unique birds, animals and reptiles.
  4. If a fun family day out is what you’re looking for, Australia’s major cities offer an impressive variety of attractions from zoos to marine parks, museums to cinemas, river cruises and so much more. Save money on entry fees and access multiple attractions with a prepaid tourist card, available in locations such as Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania and Queensland.
  5. Take mum and the family for a coastal day out at one of Australia’s many inviting beaches. There really is a beach for everyone whether it’s tranquil relaxation, wildlife spotting or active adventure that will make your perfect family outing. Check out some TripTide favourite beaches of New South Wales from our resident Sydney contributor Casey.



  6. Those who enjoy walking and the great outdoors will be elated with a day out in Victoria’s stunning Wilson’s Promontory National Park. ‘The Prom’ as it is more affectionately known amongst locals is a favoured coastal wilderness area offering several hiking trails and plenty of opportunities to spot the unique and native wildlife.
  7. Enjoy a cultural day with mum on Brisbane’s artsy South Bank, take advice from a local and find the ideal eating spot on Little Stanley or Great Street.  Treat mum to breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner in this chic and attractive precinct.



  8. Puffing Billy has been carrying passengers on the same scenic route through Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges from as early as the 1900’s and is heralded as Australia’s favourite Steam Train. Treat mum and the family with a memorable scenic train journey through the forest and mountains of Victoria.
  9. Coffee fanatics will be overjoyed with a café culture tour of Melbourne, the coffee capital of Australia is peppered with buzzing kitsch cafes that will make for an exciting and delicious day out.
  10. To treat mind, body and soul book in a Yoga& Kayaking day tour. Participants salute the Melbourne sun with half an hour of yoga before setting off on a Kayaking trip along the cities great Yarra River.



  11. Embrace the relaxed outdoor lifestyle in Australia’s sunniest capital, Perth. These streets were made for exploring and a day spent in the city will provide an abundance of amazing things to see and do to make an ideal Mothering Sunday.

    Sorrento Quay, Hillary's Boat Harbour Copyright: Tourism Western Australia


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